Can I take the bus to Finisterre?

The question was: I wanna know if there are any bus services I can avail from Santiago to Finisterre? And how much time does it take to reach there by bus? Can I reach Finisterre, spend some time and get back to Santiago in the same day? Read the conversation on taking the bus to…

TIP: On photography and camera selection for the Camino

  Not really a question, but some great tips related to photography and the selection of a camera for the Camino de Santiago. For those of us who love photography, the Camino presents a dilemma. Leaving behind the large print and low light capabilities of an SLR can be stressful. There’s nothing worse than taking in the perfect sunset,…

Should I use insoles?

The question was: I will soon be doing my first Camino. I have two metal plates in my spine from a car accident many years ago, and because of this I need good cushioning in my boots, otherwise my back aches. I understand a lot of the Camino will be on hard surfaces – tarmac,…

Bed Bugs (2013)

  The question was: I found many discussions about this, but most of them was solved by Permethrin, but I can not find it in Europes stores. Is this problem really so hot on Camino Frances, or are there just few rare cases in concrete albergues? Thank you for answers and sharing your experiences. I will travel…

2012 Pilgrim Statistics

  As posted in this forum posts by JohnnyWalker (he is a volunteer at the pilgrims office in Santiago) the 2012 statistics are out. For more statistics and more on the pilgrims office, have a look at their website here. Statistics of the number of pilgrims that received the Compostela in 2012 Total number of pilgrims: 192 488 Below you will find…

Hi Tech vs. Low Tech clothing

  The question was: I spent 12 months working and treking all over India. I used 100% cotton shirts as they were the most comfortable. After reading a lot of posts on here, I decided to follow the advice and get some hi tech moisture wicking all singing and dancing and expensive clothing. I have…

I’m agnostic, should I be walking the Camino?

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 travelling with a friend who can no longer continue. The last stage, for which will be joining him is from Santander,…