Monthly Archive: April 2012

Which GPS do you recommend for the Camino de Santiago? 3

Which GPS do you recommend for the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: I got a private message about what GPS I use, and thought I’d post it here. What I want for my trips is a GPS with: • Long battery life, preferably...

Did you get homesick on the Camino de Santiago? 7

Did you get homesick on the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: Last year I walked with my husband and never experienced homesickness. I did meet several solo walkers who were very lonely and missed home. I would like to know if anyone...

Do I need to bring a Bed bug sheet and mosquito net? 1

Do I need to bring a Bed bug sheet and mosquito net?

The question was: Hi I am walking in July and may be camping a considerable amount of the way. Is it a good idea to bring a mosquito net for camping and also a...

What is the best starting point for 1 week walk? 8

What is the best starting point for 1 week walk?

  The question was: I have one week to spend walking some of the Camino Frances (including travelling there and back) and would like some advice on which is the best section to do...

To cross the Pyrenees or not? 40

To cross the Pyrenees or not?

The question was: I will be undertaking my first camino and begin from St Jean on the 21st April..I have just read somewhere you should be a experienced hill walker to cross the first...

Are reservations really necessary? 6

Are reservations really necessary?

The question was: I really, really, really don’t want to book ahead for accommodation, because for me this brings the pilgrimage back to being like any other trip where I have to plan and...

Can I buy a guidebook in Saint Jean Pied de Port? 2

Can I buy a guidebook in Saint Jean Pied de Port?

The question was: Sadly, my wife and I left our guidebook back in the States. Doh. We were hoping to find out which guidebooks can be found in SJPP. We had the Brierley book...

What happens if the municipal albergue is full? 9

What happens if the municipal albergue is full?

The question was: What happens if you arrive to a municipal albergue and it’s full? For instance I get to Roncesvalles (I know that one is large, but just the first one that came...

Jacket and Poncho or just Poncho? 4

Jacket and Poncho or just Poncho?

The question was: I’ve got a long ‘altus type’ poncho (a thinner one), and was thinking of taking a cheap rain jacket as well to wear to keep the wind off and if it’s...

Is it possible to walk Via de la Plata in 30 days? 9

Is it possible to walk Via de la Plata in 30 days?

The question was: I’m contemplating a May/June Camino. Would roughly 30 days be at all feasible to walk from Sevilla to Santiago? Seems to be quite the hustle as I’d have to average 35km...

Tip: How to book trains in Spain 0

Tip: How to book trains in Spain

Booking a train in Spain on the interent can be more of a problem that you might think. This post in our forum gives you some good tips on how to book a train...

What do I do with my luggage? 0

What do I do with my luggage?

The question was: Does anyone have any tips or experiences with sending luggage in bulk? I am moving from Zurich back to New York so I have about 3 large suitcases that I need...