Monthly Archive: July 2012

What type of Laundry Soap did you use on the Camino de Santiago? 1

What type of Laundry Soap did you use on the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: What kind of laundry soap do people here use while on the Camino? I will be walking the Camino Portuguese in September. It will be my first time walking the Camino...

Did your Camino fail or exceed your expectations? 5

Did your Camino fail or exceed your expectations?

The question was: Did your Camino fail to meet your expectations? If so why? The good, the bad, the ugly. Or…Did your Camino exced your expectations? If so why? The good, the bad, the...

Can we travel to Sarria the same day we arrive in Santiago de Compostela? 2

Can we travel to Sarria the same day we arrive in Santiago de Compostela?

The question was: Just looking for some advice on best course of action for starting our walk. We arrive in Santiago via Madrid at 21.40 on a Saturday night with a view to starting...

Pilgrim Experience from the Portuguese Coastal Route 0

Pilgrim Experience from the Portuguese Coastal Route

Not really a question, but a great link to one pilgrims story of walking the Coastal version of the Camino Portuguese. Read all about the Camino Portuguese the Coastal route.

What was the SINGLE smartest “unexpected” item you included in your backpack? 9

What was the SINGLE smartest “unexpected” item you included in your backpack?

The question was: OK peregrinos, this first-time pilgrim (leaving SJPdP on May 19) hopes to learn from your experience. What was the SINGLE smartest “unexpected” item you included in your backpack? Keep it to...

Backpacks: 28 liters, 30 liters or 40 liters? 14

Backpacks: 28 liters, 30 liters or 40 liters?

The question was: Although my first Camino is still at least two years away Im beginning to formulate my gear list and will soon begin the “boy in the toystore” phase (my wife accuses...

Walking the Camino de Santiago with an “uncommitted” partner 11

Walking the Camino de Santiago with an “uncommitted” partner

Not really a question, but an interesting obervation and discussion that might be useful. The comment was: I’ve been wanting to do this for more than 10 years, and after my husband and I saw...

Does anyone have a recommendation for a short Camino? 7

Does anyone have a recommendation for a short Camino?

The question was: I have a week off in September and plan to do a short section of the Camino just to get a taste of it. I was planning on flying to Biarritz...

Find people to walk with – The Camino Calendar 2

Find people to walk with – The Camino Calendar

Not really a question, but I wanted to send people to the Camino Calendar to see when all of our pilgrims are starting their camino. The usernames listed are usernames of Camino forum members...

Why do so many start in Saint Jean Pied de Port? 16

Why do so many start in Saint Jean Pied de Port?

The question was: Considering the complications to get to S.Jean Pied de Port, especially for anyone landing in Spain or coming from Spain/Portugal/Southern France, I always wonder why so many of these people want...

Are there any pilgrims “80 Years old and over”? 2

Are there any pilgrims “80 Years old and over”?

The question was: We have had lots of posts about 60 and over, and I am very curious whether there are many 80 years old and over pelegrinos. I walked every step last year...

What comforted you on your Camino de Santiago? 1

What comforted you on your Camino de Santiago?

The question was: With the ongoing conversations about whether or not to bring phones and cameras on the Camino, I started thinking about why I felt it was important to me to bring my...