Monthly Archive: September 2011

Why should one stay at albergues on the Camino de Santiago? 4

Why should one stay at albergues on the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: Why do you stay in albergues? Is it for the price? Is it because you like the bunks? Snoring? Shared bathrooms? Is it for the comradeship of other pilgrims? Penitence for past...

Can I attend daily mass on the Camino de Santiago? 0

Can I attend daily mass on the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: Is it possible to go to Daily Mass each day along the walk..i’m brand new to this but it seems as if the refuges are w/in little villages/big cities/regular size cities…it...

What are things that you would not do at home, but do on the camino? 0

What are things that you would not do at home, but do on the camino?

The comment was: What are things that you would not do at home, but do on the camino? Not really a question that is very important, but curious to read the responses that showed...

What is the best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid? 7

What is the best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid?

The question was: How difficult is it to get back to Madrid from Santiago de Compostela? I was thinking bus, but not too sure about a 7-hour bus ride. Looks like plane tickets are...

Can one walk the Camino de Santiago during Christmast? 0

Can one walk the Camino de Santiago during Christmast?

The question was: My wife, Robin, and I will be departing St. Jean for Santiago on or about Dec 15th. Most of what I have read before warns of unexpected closures, and potentially long...

Are the bed bugs back? 2

Are the bed bugs back?

JohnnieWalker volunteers at the pilgrims office in Santiago. The other day he wrote in the forum: Today in the pilgrims’ office we had two pilgrims with extensive bites from bed bugs. They said the got these...

The airline has lost my luggage, where can I get replacement gear? 1

The airline has lost my luggage, where can I get replacement gear?

The question was: Got to Biarritz and the airline has lost my luggage, including all the things for my walk. It’s been 2 days and they still don’t know where it is let alone...

Do you have some tips for doing the Camino by Wheelchair? 1

Do you have some tips for doing the Camino by Wheelchair?

The question was: I’ve been studying the route (looking at videos, etc.), trying to decided what sections I would have to avoid by wheelchair. …. My question: Is it convenient to hop off the walking...

New airport in Santiago de Compostela opens October 13th 2011 1

New airport in Santiago de Compostela opens October 13th 2011

The new airport terminal in Santiago de Compostela will open October 13th 2011. It is located just next to the old terminal building, and will increase the capacity significantly. More about the Santiago de...

Does albergues refuse pilgrims who don’t carry their packs? 0

Does albergues refuse pilgrims who don’t carry their packs?

The question was: Do albergues refuse the pilgrims who don’t carry their packs? Real the answers from our veteran pilgrims in our Camino de Santiago forum.    

What are the unwritten rules at an Albergue? 4

What are the unwritten rules at an Albergue?

The question was: Could someone outline what are the “dos” and “don’ts” of staying at an albergue? Read all the good advice given by pilgrims in our Camino de Santiago forum here.

Can I walk the Camino de Santiago with a baby? 2

Can I walk the Camino de Santiago with a baby?

The question was: …plan to do it with a 12 month old and my wife. I’ve looked at a number of on-line sources but have found nothing about travelling with a very young child....