Monthly Archive: January 2013

Can I take the bus to Finisterre? 3

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...

TIP: On photography and camera selection for the Camino 4

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...

Has your camino experience changed who you are as a person? 6

Has your camino experience changed who you are as a person?

  The question was: I’m fascinated to know if people feel real, lasting changes have taken place in their lives after walking the camino. There is so much expectation and reading various blogs, some...

Should I use insoles? 2

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...

What is the best starting point for a 2-3 week Camino? 1

What is the best starting point for a 2-3 week Camino?

The question was: I’m thinking of walking the camino for the first time this May. I have 2/3 weeks (I can’t get any more holiday from work) and was wondering what route would be...

Bed Bugs (2013) 9

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,...

To finish in Santiago de Compostela, or not? 9

To finish in Santiago de Compostela, or not?

The question was: I will be heading out on my first Camino in May and need some advice with my plan. I only have three weeks and can’t walk the whole way so… should...

What is the hardest part of the Camino Frances? 20

What is the hardest part of the Camino Frances?

The question was: which is the hardest part of the camino frances? i’m planing to do it during this summer, alone. Read the interesting conversation on the hardest part of the Camino Frances here...

Experiences while being sick on the camino? 8

Experiences while being sick on the camino?

The question was: Over the last few days I have been down with some kind of cold/flu bug (bad cough, achy muscles, no energy). I was lying in bed yesterday, trying to force myself...

2012 Pilgrim Statistics 20

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...

Hi Tech vs. Low Tech clothing 11

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...

I’m agnostic, should I be walking the Camino? 12

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...