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.

John Brierley

The question was: I am returning to the Camino this year. I am just wondering does John Brierley have a new edition out this year for 2013? Read this interesting conversation on John Brierley, his books and what he has done for the Camino de Santiago here.

What did you lose on your Camino de Santiago?

The question was: I posted in another thread that I had lost my favorite hat when passing through VillaFranca and did not notice until Vega de Valcarce   I still miss that hat  . It had been all over the world with me. It got me thinking about what had others may have lost along the way that…