Monthly Archive: August 2011

Can I transport my bike on trains and busses in Spain? 1

Can I transport my bike on trains and busses in Spain?

The question was: We will by cycling from Burges to Santiago and then we need to get back to Burgos. To do so, we need to load our bikes on a train or bus. [Is...

What is the bedbug status at the albergues on the Camino de Santiago? 0

What is the bedbug status at the albergues on the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: We will be starting in Leon Sept. 12 [2011]. Does anyone have info on the bedbugs this time of year.We are treating our packs and sleeping bags. Any information would be...

Where is the starting point for the last 100km on Camino del Norte? 0

Where is the starting point for the last 100km on Camino del Norte?

The question was: Looking for starting point on northern route to qualify for a compestella. Read all the good advice on walking the last 100km on the Camino del Norte.

Can I send a box ahead to Santiago de Compostela? 1

Can I send a box ahead to Santiago de Compostela?

The question was: I am starting my trek in Leon and making my way to Santiago on Sept 21st. I will be traveling throughout Europe for a few weeks before that and will have...

How do I get a Schengen Visa for walking the Camino de Santiago? 0

How do I get a Schengen Visa for walking the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: The Spain Consulate in Mumbai, India, requires an ‘invitation letter’ sent by some firm/company/tourist organisation, etc. to the traveller in order to obtain a visa! How can I make this work I dont...

What would I need to do to become a volunteer at an albergue? 0

What would I need to do to become a volunteer at an albergue?

The question was: So, just how might I become a hospitalero and be able to volunteer for doing so? I am now retired and can easily do it. Read all the good advice on...

What is a good backpack size for the Camino de Santiago? 2

What is a good backpack size for the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: Since I’ve decided that I will alternate between albergues/refugios and hotels, I’ll now need to pack a sleeping bag as well, right? Therefore, if I consider minimal clothing, a tiny first...

Five tips for the novice pilgrim 0

Five tips for the novice pilgrim

The comment was: Just completed the Camino Frances and thought to share five key insights from my Camino experience with the novice pilgrims: …click here to read the 5 tips given to new pilgrims...

Martin Sheen’s THE WAY Gets Theatrical Distribution in the USA 1

Martin Sheen’s THE WAY Gets Theatrical Distribution in the USA

The theatrical release of “The Way“, a film about the Camino de Santiago made by Martin Sheen and his son Emilio Estevez, is closer to its October open in the USA. TalkMovies.com says today: The film...

Is there a Bus service from Santiago to Sarria? 0

Is there a Bus service from Santiago to Sarria?

The question was: We fly into Santiago and have to make our way to Sarria to start. Can anyone advise if there is a local bus service and how frequent it is & price?...

Where are the best places to find Wifi along the Camino de Santiago? 1

Where are the best places to find Wifi along the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: Where are the best places to find Wifi along the Camino. I’m bringing an ipod touch and a net book so I can Skype. Read all the good WiFi advice from our...

Can I stay at the albergue on my first night on the Camino de Santiago? 0

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

The question was (related to the Camino Portuguese): 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...