Monthly Archive: May 2011

Is it safe for a woman to walk alone? 31

Is it safe for a woman to walk alone?

The question was: How safe is it for a (relatively) young female to walk on her own? Read all the good advice on woman walking the Camino alone our Camino de Santiago forum.

How many stamps do I need per day in my pilgrims passport? 9

How many stamps do I need per day in my pilgrims passport?

The question was: ….however those walking from Roncessvalles and further I believe should only need to obtain stamps from alburgues where they stayed. What is the current ruling? If two stamps are required, from where must...

What about the Camino and diabetes? 0

What about the Camino and diabetes?

The question was: Are there facilities in the refuges to freeze an ice brick every night to keep the insulin cool for the trek a month out of Santiago? Read all the good advice...

Did you get medical care on your Camino? 10

Did you get medical care on your Camino?

The question was: Blisters, scrapes and bruised ego aside. did you require any medical help while on the camino or afterwards as a result of your walk? Read all the good Medical Care advice while on...

Is there Internet access on the Camino de Santiago? 2

Is there Internet access on the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: In 2001 the internet access along the Camino was Ok in places and not so good in others. Any recent take on the availability of good cafe’s or other sites? Read...

Do I need to know Spanish? 4

Do I need to know Spanish?

The question was: I was just wondering what level of Spanish proficiency is needed for the Camino. Is English spoken at all? Read all the good language advice in the camino de Santiago forum.

What is the best guidebook? 3

What is the best guidebook?

The question was: ….can anyone recommend a really great, thorough, up-to-date guidebook for the Camino? Read all the good Camino de Santiago guidebook recommendations here in the forum.

Can I sleep outside in the summer? 0

Can I sleep outside in the summer?

The question was: [In July]…”How often does this happens? On how many night will I need to find an alternative sleeping solution?” Read all the helpful sleeping outside on the Camino de Santiago forum...

Where to get the Credential/Pilgrims passport? 2

Where to get the Credential/Pilgrims passport?

The question was: Where do I acquire the Credential/Pilgrims passport? Read where to get your Credencial or Pilgrim Passport (it is the same thing) in our Camino de Santiago forum.

What kind of footwear is best for the Camino de Santiago? 44

What kind of footwear is best for the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: …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 Read all the good advice on hiking...

What is the most scenic Camino? 4

What is the most scenic Camino?

The question was: I realise this is very subjective, but I’m just after some opinions on which route to take if you’re primarily interested in the scenery? Read the suggestions from our veteran pilgrims in the...

Is Via de la Plata really not walkable in July? 5

Is Via de la Plata really not walkable in July?

The question was: Is it really not doable in July? Has anybody done it and strongly advises not to do it? Read all the good advice regarding Via de la Plata in July in...