What are the places with communal meals on the Norte?

The question is simple: Hello fellow Peregrinos.. I love to have evening meals together with fellow peregrinos in the albergues. If you now albergues who provide this on the Norte, please respond to this message, so I can put them on my to do list. Read the responses on places with communal meals on the…

What are your favorite places / accommodation from Santander

The question was: Hi all, I ve got just over a week starting Camino in Santander in direction of Oviedo…. no destination in particular….. which accommodations, Albergues or other hostels, pensioners etc were your favorites or which villages, beachside or note were also special…so I can have an idea or where to stop…. many thanks…

How long does it really take to walk to Finisterre?

The question is from 2006, but still valid: I really want to travel on to the ‘end of the world’–and then public transport my way back to Barcelona. But I would like to know, honestly, how many miles is it to Finisterre? How long would it take to make the journey? Read all the answers…

Vegan IS possible on the Camino de Santiago

The post of the forum starts with… Hi everyone! This is a bit long, but bear with me because it’s important.   Something I thought about often while walking the Camino (Frances and Portuguese) was how easy, accessible and delicious it was to eat 100% vegan the whole time (I was even able to eat whole…

How to wash your Gortex Rain Jacket and Pants

The question was simple: OK, I confess….I have never washed them  They don’t really get dirty or sweaty, so I just hose them down, or rinse them in plain water to get mud off the trouser bottoms…. I’m afraid that proper ‘washing’ might destroy the water proofing or breathability of the fabric.I love my rain…

My intended stages on the Camino Primitivo (14 days)

The forum member wrote the following: I’m going to be walking the Primitivo from mid to late September. I was hoping that I could run my stages past you all for comment. Including the Camino Verde (crossing from Primitivo to Norte), I’m intending 14 days. I’ve read through some of the forums and staged it…

Staying fit after the Camino

The question was: I have just finished walking the Camino Frances for the second time. Like last year when I had finished, I am now super fit. At least, my legs are so strong. I love being able to walk up steep hills effortlessly. However, last year, over time, I gradually lost that fitness and…

What about those we leave at home?

The question is from 2012, but still relevant: My beloved is, I realise belatedly, stressed and distressed by my planned pilgrimage. I am taking the Camino Frances in April. We have been together some thirty odd years now and have never been apart for as long as the five weeks or so that it will…