Last week’s most popular topics (Feb. 11th 2017)

Last week’s most popular topics.


Traveling to/from the camino
Confiscated by security

Equipment Questions
Dangers of Walking Poles

Equipment Questions
Is a laptop a good idea?

Camino Frances
First stamp?

Equipment Questions
Pack weight question

Equipment Questions
Useful item but hard to justify in your pack

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
Scientific Proof That Bag Rustling is Painful

Camino Frances
Any idea whether it is possible to walk the Napoleon route on this year around April 19th?

Camino Frances
Intro and question about mass…

Equipment Questions
Umbrella or not?

Equipment Questions
Water carried — how much is enough?

Equipment Questions
Gloves, to take or not to take…

Via de la Plata
Thoroughly inconsistent!

Camino Frances
Holy Week

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
Camino Vocabulario

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
Footwear

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
CF surprises?

Miscellaneous Topics
Any credit cards?

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
Experiences and SJPP to Santiago de Compostela?

Camino Frances
Backpack storage?

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
Which guide is your favorite?

Miscellaneous Topics
Altus Poncho Observations

Camino de Santiago Podcast
To Podcasters

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
Suggestions please

Gear for Sale – Gear Needed
Two Altus ponchos (unused) for sale

Camino Frances
Waiting is torturous!

Equipment Questions
Frogg Toggs!

Equipment Questions
Where can I buy permethrin spray in Holland?

Camino Frances
Coming back to complete or start again?

Miscellaneous Topics
Winter routes

Other Pilgrimage Routes
From Cluny to Le-Puy-en-Velay

Camino Portugues – Coastal Route from Porto
Coastal Portuguese route

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
Type of Tree

Miscellaneous Topics
Walking and housingCamino with a service dog

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
Newbie Questions

Medical issues on the pilgrimage
Being pregnant on the Camino?

Camino Portugues
Galician bagpipes play Thunderstruck (AC/DC)

Camino Frances
I’m Back

Finisterre and Muxia route albergues, pensions and
A good place to stay in Negreira, or just beyond

Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Poles Carry on Compatible?

Most read on the forum in January (2017)

Camino Forum
Camino Forum
  1. A pilgrim was attacked by a robber – Personal Safety
  2. 2 days and already broken – Camino Portugues
  3. Can anyone confirm or refute the following….? – Equipment Questions
  4. Let’s talk weight… BODY weight – Miscellaneous Topics
  5. Anxious debate with myself about the Camino – Miscellaneous Topics
  6. Corazon Puro closing – Camino Frances
  7. Tipping etc – Miscellaneous Topics
  8. CF in 26 days? – Camino Frances
  9. Valcarlos route – Camino Frances
  10. Live from the Portugues – Camino Portugues
  11. What fresh hell is this? Goodbye to the hórreos? – Miscellaneous Topics
  12. Soap/Shampoo/Conditioner/Clothes – Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
  13. Solar chargers – Equipment Questions
  14. Albergue destroyed by fire in Xunqueira de Ambía – Via de la Plata
  15. Sleeping outside? – Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics
  16. CF – current budget – Camino Frances
  17. Ladies – Miscellaneous Topics
  18. Rest days – Camino Portugues
  19. Here we go again! – Via de la Plata
  20. Frances Albergues with communal meals – Food on the Camino de Santiago
  21. Headlamp or tiny flashlight? – Equipment Questions
  22. USA American – Miscellaneous Topics
  23. Water Bottles on Shoulder Strap/Hipbelt? – Equipment Questions
  24. Favorite ‘low light’ photos from your Camino – Miscellaneous Topics
  25. Backpack as Checked baggage – Traveling to/from the camino

Is the AARN backpack a good option?

AARN backpack

The question was:

I’m walking my first Camino (Frances) September/October 2014. I have heard good things about different packs …. and in particular the AARN packs. Has anyone used these packs? Any advice/info would be most appreciated.

Read all about the AARN backpack and the Camino de Santiago here.

Pilgrim Statistics, June 2013

Camino de Santiago Statistics

The pilgrims office has just released the statistics for pilgrims receiving their Compostela in June 2013. You can see the statistics in their original post.

A total of 29374 pilgrims received their Compostela in June 2013. That is an average of 979 pilgrims per day. The actual number will be higher, since not all decide to pick up their compostela.

Country (written in spanish)
Number of pilgrims
España
11384 (38,76%)
Alemania
2727 (9,28%)
Italia
2184 (7,44%)
Estados Unidos
2166 (7,37%)
Portugal
1867 (6,36%)
Francia
1521 (5,18%)
Holanda
723 (2,46%)
Irlanda
681 (2,32%)
Reino Unido
617 (2,10%)
Canadá
526 (1,79%)
Brasil
491 (1,67%)
Australia
488 (1,66%)
Corea
343 (1,17%)
Belgica
310 (1,06%)
Austria
293 (1,00%)
Polonia
248 (0,84%)
Dinamarca
240 (0,82%)
México
219 (0,75%)
Suiza
185 (0,63%)
Japón
177 (0,60%)
Sudáfrica
166 (0,57%)
Argentina
160 (0,54%)
Suecia
158 (0,54%)
Hungría
141 (0,48%)
Colombia
112 (0,38%)
Noruega
97 (0,33%)
República Checa
96 (0,33%)
Finlandia
92 (0,31%)
Nueva Zelanda
88 (0,30%)
Rusia
82 (0,28%)
Venezuela
77 (0,26%)
Eslovenia
49 (0,17%)
Eslovaquia
49 (0,17%)
China
46 (0,16%)
Bulgaria
46 (0,16%)
Puerto Rico
37 (0,13%)
Chile
36 (0,12%)
Uruguay
35 (0,12%)
Ecuador
32 (0,11%)
Rumania
32 (0,11%)
Singapur
28 (0,10%)
Taiwán
24 (0,08%)
Lituania
23 (0,08%)
Filipinas
17 (0,06%)
Israel
16 (0,05%)
Luxemburgo
16 (0,05%)
Andorra
15 (0,05%)
El Salvador
13 (0,04%)
Perú
12 (0,04%)
Ucrania
12 (0,04%)
Estonia
12 (0,04%)
Croacia
11 (0,04%)
Grecia
10 (0,03%)
Rep. Dominicana
8 (0,03%)
Malta
8 (0,03%)
Letonia
8 (0,03%)
India
8 (0,03%)
Panamá
8 (0,03%)
Costa Rica
7 (0,02%)
Bolivia
7 (0,02%)
Islandia
6 (0,02%)
Mauritania
5 (0,02%)
Cuba
5 (0,02%)
Malasia
5 (0,02%)
Paraguay
5 (0,02%)
Turquía
5 (0,02%)
Tailandia
4 (0,01%)
Marruecos
3 (0,01%)
Brunei
3 (0,01%)
Zimbabwe
3 (0,01%)
Honduras
3 (0,01%)
Angola
3 (0,01%)
Jordania
3 (0,01%)
Kuwait
3 (0,01%)
Líbano
2 (0,01%)
Bosnia
2 (0,01%)
Namibia
2 (0,01%)
Islas Feroe
2 (0,01%)
Serbia
2 (0,01%)
Mongolia
2 (0,01%)
Indonesia
2 (0,01%)
I. Reunión
1 (0,00%)
Bielorrusia
1 (0,00%)
Argelia
1 (0,00%)
Ghana
1 (0,00%)
San Cristóbal y Nevis
1 (0,00%)
Túnez
1 (0,00%)
Sudán
1 (0,00%)
Georgia
1 (0,00%)
Martinica
1 (0,00%)
Moldavia
1 (0,00%)
Vietnam
1 (0,00%)
Guatemala
1 (0,00%)
Uganda
1 (0,00%)
Pakistán
1 (0,00%)
Rwanda
1 (0,00%)
Guyana
1 (0,00%)
Dominica
1 (0,00%)
Jamaica
1 (0,00%)
Chipre
1 (0,00%)
Zambia
1 (0,00%)
Gender
Number of pilgrims
Man
16747 (57,01%)
Woman
12627 (42,99%)
Way traveled
Number of pilgrims
Foot
24144 (82,20%)
Bike
5061 (17,23%)
Horse
164 (0,56%)
Wheel chair
5 (0,02%)
Reason
Number of pilgrims
Religious and others
15635 (53,23%)
Religious
12217 (41,59%)
Not religious
1522 (5,18%)
Starting Point
Number of pilgrims
Sarria
5627 (19,16%)
S. Jean P. Port
4880 (16,61%)
León
1546 (5,26%)
Roncesvalles
1461 (4,97%)
Oporto
1360 (4,63%)
Cebreiro
1247 (4,25%)
Tui
941 (3,20%)
Ponferrada
862 (2,93%)
Astorga
741 (2,52%)
Pamplona
662 (2,25%)
Le Puy
623 (2,12%)
Burgos
558 (1,90%)
Irún
512 (1,74%)
Sevilla
509 (1,73%)
Oviedo – C.P.
508 (1,73%)
Valença do Minho
461 (1,57%)
Ferrol
454 (1,55%)
Francia – C.F.
389 (1,32%)
Vilafranca
309 (1,05%)
Ourense
296 (1,01%)
Resto Portugal
292 (0,99%)
Triacastela
255 (0,87%)
Holanda
218 (0,74%)
Lisboa
204 (0,69%)
Rates, S. Pedro
182 (0,62%)
Lugo – C.P.
176 (0,60%)
Santander
168 (0,57%)
Resto C. León C.F.
162 (0,55%)
Chaves-Portugal
156 (0,53%)
Samos
144 (0,49%)
Barcelos
139 (0,47%)
Logroño
121 (0,41%)
Madrid – C.F.
120 (0,41%)
Resto Asturias – C.N
118 (0,40%)
Bilbao
117 (0,40%)
Salamanca
104 (0,35%)
Oviedo – C.N.
101 (0,34%)
Porriño
100 (0,34%)
Alemania
98 (0,33%)
Ponte de Lima
95 (0,32%)
Bélgica
91 (0,31%)
Somport
89 (0,30%)
Guimaraes
87 (0,30%)
Gijón
87 (0,30%)
Braga
80 (0,27%)
Ribadeo
73 (0,25%)
Avilés
69 (0,23%)
Lourdes
58 (0,20%)
San Sebastián
56 (0,19%)
Resto País Vasco – C.N.
55 (0,19%)
Zamora
52 (0,18%)
Sahagún
48 (0,16%)
Suiza
46 (0,16%)
Fonsagrada – C.P.
45 (0,15%)
Puente la Reina
44 (0,15%)
Puebla de Sanabria
41 (0,14%)
Vezelay
41 (0,14%)
Francia – C.N.
36 (0,12%)
Resto Asturias – C.P.
36 (0,12%)
Vilalba
35 (0,12%)
Arles
34 (0,12%)
Cataluña – C.F.
33 (0,11%)
Sto. Domingo de la Calzada
32 (0,11%)
Valencia O.C.
31 (0,11%)
Tineo – C.P.
30 (0,10%)
Mérida
30 (0,10%)
Frómista
28 (0,10%)
Hendaya
27 (0,09%)
Canfranc
26 (0,09%)
Hospital de Orbigo
26 (0,09%)
Rabanal del Camino
25 (0,09%)
Resto Andalucia
25 (0,09%)
Jaca
24 (0,08%)
Finisterra
24 (0,08%)
R.Pais Vasco C.F.
24 (0,08%)
Resto Cantabria
24 (0,08%)
Carrión de los Condes
23 (0,08%)
Muxia
23 (0,08%)
Cáceres
23 (0,08%)
Resto C. León – V.P.
22 (0,07%)
Zaragoza
22 (0,07%)
Baiona
21 (0,07%)
Gudiña
21 (0,07%)
Madrid – V.P.
20 (0,07%)
Navarra
20 (0,07%)
Povoa de Varzim
20 (0,07%)
Viseu
19 (0,06%)
Coimbra
19 (0,06%)
Mondoñedo
18 (0,06%)
A Guarda
18 (0,06%)
Baamonde
17 (0,06%)
Cast. la Mancha – C.F.
17 (0,06%)
Vega de Valcarce
17 (0,06%)
Austria
17 (0,06%)
Grandas de Salime – C.P.
17 (0,06%)
Fatima
16 (0,05%)
Granja de Moreruela
16 (0,05%)
Italia
16 (0,05%)
Granada
16 (0,05%)
Montserrat
15 (0,05%)
Molinaseca
14 (0,05%)
Laza
13 (0,04%)
Barcelona
13 (0,04%)
Roma
13 (0,04%)
Estella
12 (0,04%)
Verín
12 (0,04%)
Lourenzá
12 (0,04%)
Resto de Extremadura
12 (0,04%)
Neda
11 (0,04%)
Com. Valenciana – C.F.
11 (0,04%)
París
11 (0,04%)
Resto Europa
9 (0,03%)
Cadavo
9 (0,03%)
Abadin
8 (0,03%)
Com. Valenciana – O.C.
8 (0,03%)
Esposende
7 (0,02%)
La Rioja
7 (0,02%)
Castrojeriz
7 (0,02%)
Reino Unido C.F.
6 (0,02%)
Republica Checa
6 (0,02%)
Huelva
6 (0,02%)
Vigo
5 (0,02%)
Malaga
5 (0,02%)
Córdoba
5 (0,02%)
Castilla La Mancha VP.
5 (0,02%)
Castilla la Mancha otros
5 (0,02%)
Valladolid
5 (0,02%)
Benavente
4 (0,01%)
Xunqueira de Ambia
4 (0,01%)
Chantada
4 (0,01%)
Salas
4 (0,01%)
Viana do Castelo
4 (0,01%)
Murcia
3 (0,01%)
Valcarlos
3 (0,01%)
Ponferrada. C.Inv
3 (0,01%)
San Juan de Ortega
3 (0,01%)
Nájera
2 (0,01%)
Resto Africa
2 (0,01%)
Polonia
2 (0,01%)
Cataluña – O.C.
2 (0,01%)
La Bañeza
2 (0,01%)
Badajoz
2 (0,01%)
Fonfría
2 (0,01%)
Ventas de Narón
1 (0,00%)
Luxemburgo
1 (0,00%)
Borres
1 (0,00%)
Inglaterra C.F.
1 (0,00%)
Irlanda C.F.
1 (0,00%)
Dinamarca
1 (0,00%)
Andorra
1 (0,00%)
La Mesa
1 (0,00%)
Hungría
1 (0,00%)
Occupation (in Spanish)
Number of pilgrims
Empleados
7043 (23,98%)
Jubilados
5532 (18,83%)
Estudiantes
3784 (12,88%)
Tecnicos
3459 (11,78%)
Liberales
3231 (11,00%)
Funcionarios
1521 (5,18%)
Profesores
1247 (4,25%)
Obreros
1071 (3,64%)
Parados
763 (2,60%)
Amas de Casa
743 (2,53%)
Directivos
347 (1,18%)
Artistas
267 (0,91%)
Sacerdotes
164 (0,56%)
Agricultores
90 (0,31%)
Religiosas
47 (0,16%)
Deportistas
38 (0,13%)
Marinos
27 (0,09%)
If from Spain, what part of Spain
Number of pilgrims
Madrid
2102 (7,16%)
Andalucía
1685 (5,74%)
Cataluña
1409 (4,80%)
Comunidad Valenciana
1129 (3,84%)
Galicia
878 (2,99%)
Castilla León
863 (2,94%)
Pais Vasco
632 (2,15%)
Castilla la Mancha
519 (1,77%)
Canarias
347 (1,18%)
Murcia
334 (1,14%)
Extremadura
320 (1,09%)
Asturias
307 (1,05%)
Aragón
225 (0,77%)
Navarra
208 (0,71%)
Cantabria
139 (0,47%)
La Rioja
112 (0,38%)
Baleares
104 (0,35%)
Españoles residentes en el extranjero
37 (0,13%)
Melilla
18 (0,06%)
Ceuta
16 (0,05%)
Age
Number of pilgrims
30 – 60
16730 (56,96%)
> 60
6701 (22,81%)
< 30
5943 (20,23%)
Camino traveled
Number of pilgrims
Camino Francés
20964 (71,37%)
Camino Portugués
4070 (13,86%)
Camino del Norte
1536 (5,23%)
Via de la Plata
1408 (4,79%)
Camino Primitivo
827 (2,82%)
Camino Inglés
465 (1,58%)
Otros caminos
56 (0,19%)
Muxia-Finisterre
47 (0,16%)