Dangerous dogs?

The question was: I am planning to walk through Belgium and France to connect to the Camino Francés in St Jean Pied de Port. I heard that on the route in Spain dogs aren’t a problem, but that they can be in France. Anyone here used a dazer against dogs? Did it serve you well?…

Hiking Shoes, or Hiking Boots?

The question was: I have read a lot of conflicting information – some say a good pair of hiking boots is required, especially if you are going in the Winter or Spring. Other sites say that hiking boots are overkill and that hiking shoes, or even a good pair of running shoes are sufficient. What do you think?…

Do I need to book ahead?

The question was: I am going to be doing the Camino from SJPP from 21st September 2011 to Santiago (allowing myself 40 days) and I was wondering if it is essential to book accommodation in advance. Your comments on this would be appreciated as I’m not sure how far I will manage each day so…

Computer Access

The question was: I was wondering if there are any internet cafes or such along the last parts of the Camino Frances. It would be nice to be able to go online with a proper computer to arrange transportation and accommodation for the return trip. Read all the good advice here.

Roncesvalles: albergue or youth hostel?

The question was: Will hopefully start in Roncesvalles in April. The albergue looks quite huge and anonymous. So my preference goes towards staying the night in the youth hostel. Do any of you have specific recommendations about these two places? Read all the good advice here.

Camino de Santiago photos

Photo by peter mitchell Seldom pilgrims leave their camera at home when they go on their pilgrimage. In the Camino Albergue, we have collected a large collection of Camino de Santiago photos that hundreds of pilgrims have uploaded. A picture says more than 1000 words, with more then 3500 photos uploaded in the “albergue”… that…

Bringing a Child

Photo taken by Dynaflow The question was: My three daughters (all in their 20s) and myself will be walking together. Two of them and I will be walking from SJPP with the third joining us in (S) for the last week of the walk. She will be bringing my 2 year old grandson. I thought…