Phones in Spain

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…

Lisbon to Porto – the good, the bad and the ugly

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…

What I learned on my first Camino!

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…

Beard or razor on the Camino de Santiago?

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.