Monthly Archive: June 2012

Is it OK to have no plan at all? 11

Is it OK to have no plan at all?

The question was: I’ve had some lovely feedback from pilgrims on another post. My question here concerns something different so I thought I’d start a new thread. I am not much of a planner....

Guide book or just a map for the Camino de Santiago? 4

Guide book or just a map for the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: I had just walked the Camino Frances with the Brierley Guide. A couple of friends who plan to walk the CF next year asked me what maps/guides I would recommend. I...

What are your expectations for the Camino de Santiago? 0

What are your expectations for the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: Many people walk a Camino and then say, “It wasn’t at all what I expected.” Or, (as we’ve seen in another thread) “The Camino failed to live up to my expectations.”...

Camino Primitivo, comments from a pilgrim 1

Camino Primitivo, comments from a pilgrim

Not really a question, but a very interesting post with comments from a recent walk on the Camino Primitivo. After having twice exprerienced walking the Camino Frances Route, during the first half of June, 2012 I...

Am I the only one who won’t walk in the rain? 2

Am I the only one who won’t walk in the rain?

The question was: I learned on my last long-distance hike that I *hate* walking in the rain. This was reconfirmed yesterday when it started pouring during one of my training hikes. It kind of...

My family is joining me on the Camino, but where? 1

My family is joining me on the Camino, but where?

The question was: My husband wants to do a portion of it with me- and i don’t know what portion I should have him do with me– the beginning or the end. I like...

Is it difficult to find breakfast on the Camino de Santiago? 4

Is it difficult to find breakfast on the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: I’ve just read on a few blogs things along the lines of “there was nowhere to eat until we’d walked 8km” OR “once I realised we didn’t need breakfast, I was...

What is your favorite place for a rest day? 4

What is your favorite place for a rest day?

The question was: I’m relatively new to posting on this board, but I have been reading on here for a while planning for my journey next year with a couple of my family members...

Is it normal to get nervous before your Camino de Santiago trip? 9

Is it normal to get nervous before your Camino de Santiago trip?

The question was: It wasn’t really a panic attack, but today I am 13 days away from getting on a plane and touching down in Paris to begin the biggest adventure of my life....

Are there “Backpack Taxies” on the Camino de Santiago? 0

Are there “Backpack Taxies” on the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: I saw a reference to “backpack taxis”. Is that what I think it might be? A van that ferrys backpacks to the next stop for a fee so that the Pilgrim...

Would a camping hammock be useful? 0

Would a camping hammock be useful?

The question was: I often do short trips in the woods and use a hammock and tarp for overnights. I like this setup as its very light and comfortable. I wouldn’t want to use it...

Is there a mad rush for a morning shower on the Camino? 6

Is there a mad rush for a morning shower on the Camino?

The question was: Question for the experienced ones….shower experiences? is there a mad rush in the mornings as many of us are accustomed to showering in the morning, or is it generally done when...