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 jackets and rain pants, but that might not be the best? thanks for advice.  Read the tips given by pilgrims on recommended rain gear for…

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 for those of you with some experience and knowledge. I remember reading somewhere that it’s hard to make blog posts on…

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 others avoid the pitfalls. Read the whole conversation on the negative things about the Camino de Santiago here in our Camino…

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 Pilgrims’ Office. The number of pilgrims in the past Holy Year, 2010, during the same period was 1.640. Of those pilgrims:…

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 Forum really helpful and useful before I left, so here are some notes from my experience which may help others. Route…

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 be getting there)? I’m keen to have a general plan, but would harbour hopes of walking a bit quicker….if we arrived…