Monthly Archive: July 2011

How can walking with someone else be problematic? 0

How can walking with someone else be problematic?

This post is not really a question, but a pilgrim sharing some experiences: On our recent pilgrimage on the Camino Inglés we met a number of people who, like ourselves, were walking together. It...

What is the Private Accommodation you would not miss on the Camino de Santiago? 0

What is the Private Accommodation you would not miss on the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: I would be interested in hearing about private accommodation i.e. hotels, B&B type that you thought was great…and why. Read all the good responses in our Camino de Santiago forum.

Can I drink the tap water on the Camino de Santiago? 7

Can I drink the tap water on the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: I would like to ask you about drinking the water along the trail…I am used to walking in Nepal where the water is lethal…Do you purify your water on the Camino...

Can I stay at an albergue the first night on my Camino de Santiago? 1

Can I stay at an albergue the first night on my Camino de Santiago?

The question was: Would we be eligible to stay in the Albergue in Tui on the night before we start or do we need to book local accommodation? Read all the good Camino de Santiago advice...

Is a sleeping mat required for the Camino de Santiago? 4

Is a sleeping mat required for the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: …and read this year is getting busy. Should I take a sleeping mat? Read all the good advice on using sleeping mats on the Camino de Santiago.

What are the advantages or disadvantages of taking a tent on the Camino de Santiago? 0

What are the advantages or disadvantages of taking a tent on the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: What are the advantages and disadvantages of taking a small, lightweight tent on the Camino? Also, can you pitch tents anywhere in Spain or do they have to be in designated...

I have 11 days for walking, where should I start? 2

I have 11 days for walking, where should I start?

The question was: The most time I can get away is two weeks, so with travel time from Canada, that allows me about 11 walking days, with an extra day in Santiago de Compostela....

How do I do my laundry on the Camino de Santiago? 5

How do I do my laundry on the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: Did you carried any washing powder from home? Or there was some powder “for general use” in albergues? Or maybe you used something else for doing laundry? Read all the good...

Conclusions from one pilgrim after walking the Camino de Santiago

Conclusions from one pilgrim after walking the Camino de Santiago

One of our forum member asked himself after completing the Camino de Santiago: All that remains is to ask: was it worth it? Did I get what I was looking for? Read his great...

What is the best non-guide, english, Camino de Santiago Books? 5

What is the best non-guide, english, Camino de Santiago Books?

The topic was: Please select your favorite three [english, non-guide Camino book] from each page and I will consolidate them in a month to select the best of the best. Read all the Camino...

What is the best backpack size for the Camino de Santiago? 4

What is the best backpack size for the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: I plan to go shopping this weekend but am unsure of what SIZE a backpack to purchase? Read all the good backpack size advice for the Camino de Santiago in our...

How do I get rid of Bed Bugs & Lice and other critters? 1

How do I get rid of Bed Bugs & Lice and other critters?

The question was: I’m extremely allergic to chemicals and sometimes get an allergic asthma attacks…question, is there a “natural” way to eliminate the bed bugs or lice? Read all the Bed Bug advice on...