“The Way” on Netflix soon?

The movie about the Camino de Santiago “The Way” has appeared on the Netflix website. They note that: “This title is Unavailable” ..but we are one step closer to release. It will most likely be released in theathres first, then DVD and Netflix. Netflix is a streaming movie service available in the US. Click here for all the conversations related…

Buying Rail Tickets on RENFE

The question was: Based on what I have read on a travel forum (Fodor’s), RENFE now has a policy that unless you have actually purchased a train ticket while physically in Spain during the last year, you will not be able to do it online — the site will reject your CC info. But, apparently…

Which guidebook for good maps?

The question was: I am open to suggestions for German or Spanish guidebooks – as long as they have good maps! But I would prefer english. (not a great idea to carry a heavy book in a language I only partially understand  There’s a google-map online of the route – but…do you print out the…

Rainpants or gaiters ?

The question was: I will be walking the “Norte” in May, wonder if I should invest in gaiters as well, as the weather seems to be wetter on this route than anywhere else. I wear Gore-tex boots, but do know that water will find its way through, eventually. Gaiters plus rain pants the better option…

A smoke free Camino

The question was: As of today, Spain has introduced one of the strictest bans around due to the scary statistics that 160 Spaniards a day die from smoking related illness, 4 of those people as passive smokers. What does this mean for the Caminos? Read the whole conversation in the forum here.

Albergue Etiquette

The question was: We’re newbies, starting next September from Oporto. Could someone outline what are the “dos” and “don’ts” of staying at an albergue? Read this interesting conversation on Albergue Etiquette here.

ATM Availability

The question was: I know there are lots of ATMs on the France Route but what about this one? Can I count on easy access to ATMs in all but the smallest towns? Is there a summary as there is for the French Route with availability of banks, ATMs, and hostals by town? Many thanks….

Deaf Pilgrim

The question was: Another reason I am a little nervous is because I am deaf. Completely so. Because of this, I cannot speak very intelligibly, so I tend to remain mute, and I’m used to communicating by miming and gesturing. This has worked fairly well for me so far in the U.S., but whether it’ll…

Socks

The question was: I have been trying out the new 1000-mile, double layer, Fusion socks. They have a full length achilles tendon padding, arch bracing, extra padding at toe and heels and a Tactel inner layer which wicks away perspiration. In spite of all that, they are actually very thin. The most impressive part is the blister free guarantee. Money…