The question was:
My girlfriend and I are planning to do the Camino in April and are thinking that at some point we may spend time walking alone. What I would like to know is if anyone knows if we can rent phones so we can call each other while in Spain. We won’t need the phone to call home(U.S.), or any place outside of Spain. We don’t want to use our own phone, but are hoping for a local inexpensive service for a month in Spain.
Read the whole conversation on Phones in Spain in the forum.
Not really a question, but some good observation from a pilgrim that recently walked from Lisbon to Porto:
There’s quite a lot of debate as to whether the Lisbon-Porto stretch (specifically the central way, as opposed to the coastal and interior ways) is really worth the candle. I walked this starting mid-October and record my mixed impressions here, leaving it up to the reader to decide whether it’s something they’d want to undertake.
Read the rest of his observations from walking the Camino from Lisbon to Porto.
Not really a question, but some interesting observations from one pilgrim:
I learned a lot on my first Camino (sept. 5-oct.15th) of this year.
1. friends are made quickly and come in all shapes/sizes/ages
2. earplugs are a mans best friend
3. it’s amazing how well you can live on bocadillos, cafe con leche and beer
4. you will be faced with the ultimate hard choice….continuing to walk with your new found friends or staying behind to enjoy a particularly nice town
5. when oohing and ahhing about how cool it is to walk down the road taking photos of a farmer moving his cows to a new pasture, be sure to watch where you step
6. the path to Samos is magical. i mean that literally. walking that peaceful path i couldn’t help but feel the magic/power/divine essence that was there.
7. eat/walk/wash/sleep….the Camino in a nutshell. if only the rest of life were so simple
8. those friends you parted with so you could sightsee? you’ll magically be reunited, if only for a short time (so get email addresses!)
9. the rest of the world is continuing on as usual.enjoy your time away
10. it’s never to early to start planning the next one
Read the conversation that followed on What we learn on the Camino de Santiago here.
The question was:
I’m thinking of growing a Camino beard which should save on the hassle of shaving and the need to bring a razor. However, it’s just struck me that the beard will weigh something by the eighth week. Advice please.
Read the whole conversation on Beard or razor on the Camino de Santiago here.
The question was [after telling us about his/her first day] :
What was your first day like?
Read the first day experiences on the Camino de Santiago as share by many pilgrims here.