Monthly Archive: March 2013

TIP: Rain gear recommendations 18

TIP: Rain gear recommendations

The question was: We are walking from Leon in May. I’ve read it can be VERY rainy….would appreciate suggestions on how to stay dry and where in the U.S. to purchase. We have Gortex...

Ibuprofen and the Camino de Santiago 12

Ibuprofen and the Camino de Santiago

The question was: Can someone please advise me of the availability of ibuprofen in Spain? In the US it is available in large quantities at low cost without prescription but I know that in...

How to Pack Medicines for the Camino? 2

How to Pack Medicines for the Camino?

The question was: Any thoughts on how best to pack pills/medicine for the camino? Read the conversations and responses to how to best Pack Medicines for the Camino de Santiago here in our Camino forum.

Can I walk from Leon to Santiago in 2 Weeks? 19

Can I walk from Leon to Santiago in 2 Weeks?

The question was: I am wanting to walk from Leon to Santiago. Is it possible to do in 2 weeks? Or is that pushing it? Read the conversation on Walking from Leon to Santiago in 2...

Pamplona to Roncesvalles by taxi, how much? 4

Pamplona to Roncesvalles by taxi, how much?

The question was: Does anyone know what the approximate current charge is to take a taxi from Pamplona train station to Roncesvalles? Read the conversations on taking a taxi from Pamplona to Roncesvalles here in...

iPad for the Camino de Santiago? 13

iPad for the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: I am considering whether to bring my ipad this year, to be able to communicate with home more easily and hopefully keep a blog. But I have a couple of questions...

What are the negatives that people have come across that we don’t hear about? 34

What are the negatives that people have come across that we don’t hear about?

The question was: We read mostly about the positive aspects of the Camino(written by wonderful,helpful,positive people!!)…..What are the negatives that people have come across that we dont hear about ? Your experiences may help...

Statistics for February 2013 5

Statistics for February 2013

The statistics for February 2013 are out. These are the pilgrims that received the Compostela at the pilgrims office in Santiago de Compostela in February 2013. During the month of February 2013 1.382 pilgrims were received at the...

My 5-days on Camino Frances 2

My 5-days on Camino Frances

This pilgrim shares his experience of walking 5 days on the Camino Frances. Hi all, I walked just 5 days of the Camino Frances from 28 Aug to 1 Sept 2012, not very long but I found this...

Backpack security – do I need locks and a mesh? 2

Backpack security – do I need locks and a mesh?

The question was: I’ll be walking from SJPP in mid April. I’ve read on a couple of blogs that some pilgrims have secured their backpacks in their albergues using a Pacsafe mesh cover. I’ll...

When do you book your flight out of Santiago? 0

When do you book your flight out of Santiago?

The question was: Does anyone have experience with waiting to book your outward journey from Santiago until you’ve arrived (or perhaps when you’re close enough to the end that you can tell when you’ll...