When do pilgrims walk the Camino de Santiago?


Camino Calendar

This is not really a question, but more a tip.

If you are looking for information on “when” pilgrims walk the Camino, have a look at our Camino de Santiago Calendar here. If you have your dates set, send a PM (Private Message to Falcon, link under calendar) so that he can add your Camino as well to the Calendar.

Buen Camino!

How do we deal with snoring in Albergues?

Snoring, earplugs and how to sleep in Albergues

The question was:

Snoring is prominently featured in virtually every blog about the Camino, usually with a mixture of humor and irritation. I heard several times that some albergues have rooms or space set aside for snorers, but I never found one. I met a peregrina who spent many nights sleeping outside to get away from snoring (she did not like to wear earplugs). Onehospitalero passed out disposable earplugs when a heavy snorer fell asleep early in the evening from tapas and wine. The laughter lasted for several minutes as pilgrims made jokes about the obliviously sleeping snorer. He never knew why everyone was smiling at him the next morning!

Does anyone have thoughts on dealing with snoring?

Read the conversation on dealing with snoring in albergues in the Camino de Santiago forum.

How do you get time off from work?

How do you get time off from work?

The question was:

To those of you who do the entire Camino Frances in 1 go (not splitting it up into different parts), what about your jobs? What kind of job do you have (if you have one), and how did you manage to get off for the right amount of time?

Read the interesting conversation on getting time off work to walk the Camino de Santiago here.

The Camino is not for everyone



Not really a question, but still and interesting conversation that started with:

The first part is a no-brainer: There are some people who simply are not cut out for long-distance hikes, physically or mentally. A 700 km. walk, or even the minimum requirement of 100 km., would be detrimental to their health. They would quickly fall ill or hurt themselves if they attempted it.

To read the rest of the posts, and the many comments that this received, have a look at the conversation on The Camino de Santiago is not for everyone in the forum.