Monthly Archive: October 2012

Where are the Paradors along the Camino Frances? 1

Where are the Paradors along the Camino Frances?

The question was: In reviewing the posts about a good hotel in Santiago there were several comments about Paradors. Are there many Paradors along the way? I only know of two. I realize that...

What do you do about food and drink on long stages? 3

What do you do about food and drink on long stages?

The question was: How do others cope with the lack of food and drink places on many of the Caminos? Having just walked from Toulouse, where there seems to be even more villages without...

What is your best advice to reduce the impacts of Jet Lag? 0

What is your best advice to reduce the impacts of Jet Lag?

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...

What about Cell phones – SIM with data service on the Camino de Santiago? 0

What about Cell phones – SIM with data service on the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: We took unlocked cellphones to Spain a couple years ago. No trouble getting cheap SIM cards (Orange) and they were used in both Spain and France largely to reserve ahead for...

I’m agnostic, should i be walking the Camino de Santiago? 4

I’m agnostic, should i be walking the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: I consider myself an agnostic, from a catholic family. I have agreed to join my Uncle on his journey. He has been travelling from Le Puy in several stages. He was...

How do you store valuables on the Camino de Santiago? 2

How do you store valuables on the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: I’ve only ever had a wallet, I’m going to have to change. Now ‘bum belt’ get in the way of ruck sack, how do other deal with this? As I appreciate...

What about Walking in March/April? 2

What about Walking in March/April?

The question was: I have read that september/october seems like a popular time of year to walk. Myself and my partner are thing of going in march/april to walk the Camino Frances. Looking at...

The importance of tying your shoelaces correctly 0

The importance of tying your shoelaces correctly

This comment from an unlucky pilgrim: Thursday October 11th 2012 Casar de Caceres – Canaveral We were just coming up to one of the bridges across the Embalse de Alcantara (reservoir) when the loop...

What was the one item that you brought with you that no newbie would think of? 3

What was the one item that you brought with you that no newbie would think of?

The question (from 2006) was: Okay, I’ve got all my gear together… or at least I think I do. Veterans of the Camino, I ask you this question… what is the secret coolest item...

Some tips on choosing the right boots or shoes 0

Some tips on choosing the right boots or shoes

Not really a question, but som good pointers on what to look for when choising your shoeas/boots from our member skilsaw. His posts is long, this is the first pharagraph: I have walked the Camino...

Some words from a pilgrim that has returned home 10

Some words from a pilgrim that has returned home

A pilgrim from California has just returned home. This is what she shared from her trip: I just returned home (Paso Robles, California) after completing the Camino. I left St. Jean Pied de Port...