Monthly Archive: March 2012

Pollen allergies on the Camino de Santiago 0

Pollen allergies on the Camino de Santiago

This is a photo of my car this morning (March 30th 2012), and as you can see plenty of pollen since I took it out for a drive yesterday. If you are allergic and...

Do I need a headlight? 2

Do I need a headlight?

The question was: Hi – just a quick question – do I REALLY need a headlight? [Starting SJDP mid September] I do have a small hand torch Read all the good advice on head...

Iberia pilots to strike every monday and friday until July 20th 0

Iberia pilots to strike every monday and friday until July 20th

The Iberia pilots are threatening to strike on every friday and monday starting on April 9th to July 20th (2012) according to El Pais. Read the advice that pilgrims are giving related to the Iberia Pilot...

Do I need a cellphone on my Camino de Santiago? 2

Do I need a cellphone on my Camino de Santiago?

The question was: I’m considering whether to bring my iphone on the Frances route this April. I’d like not to. To the extent I need to communicate with home, I can do it from...

Pilgrims meeting up in Santiago de Compostela? 0

Pilgrims meeting up in Santiago de Compostela?

The question was: So, what I’m wondering is whether we could find some place in Santiago where Forum members (and anyone else who’s feeling sociable) could go at 7 pm (or some other time)...

Direct flights to and from Santiago de Compostela 0

Direct flights to and from Santiago de Compostela

As part of your Camino de Santiago planning I am sure you have been looking into how to get here or return home from Santiago de Compostela. The blog Aeronoticiario Santiago has compiled this...

Rick Steves on the Camino de Santiago 0

Rick Steves on the Camino de Santiago

Rick Steves is “Mr. Europe” in the USA, and back in 2007 he recorded this episode on his podcast on the Camino de Santiago. Interesting and good information for those of you that are...

An example packing list for the Camino de Santiago 2

An example packing list for the Camino de Santiago

One of our members in our forum has posted his entire packing list for his upcoming Camino de Santiago. Although each pilgrim is different, it might give you an idea of what you should bring with...

Did the movie “The Way” motivate you to walk the Camino de Santiago ? 43

Did the movie “The Way” motivate you to walk the Camino de Santiago ?

The question was: 1. If you are a first time pilgrim: A. Was the Emilio Estevez and Martin Sheen movie “The Way” the first you’d heard about the Camino and, B. Did it start the spark...

How do I reduce Jet Lag traveling to the Camino de Santiago? 4

How do I reduce Jet Lag traveling to the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: What is your best advice to reduce the impacts of Jet Lag? Spain is 8 hours ahead of my current time zone and would love to know any proven practices! Read all...

Which pre-paid sim card has the best coverage at a reasonable rate? 0

Which pre-paid sim card has the best coverage at a reasonable rate?

The question was: Which pre-paid sim card has the best coverage and provides 3G and or cellular data at a reasonable rate? Read the good advice on SIM cards for the Camino de Santiago.