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2013 Statistics for the Camino de Santiago 20

2013 Statistics for the Camino de Santiago

Each year the pilgrims office in Santiago publishes the number of pilgrims that have received the compostela for that year. Since there are pilgrims that does not care about the compostela, and never pick...

Guide books – and the sour taste they leave 0

Guide books – and the sour taste they leave

  The comment was: We all start out like this… We buy a guide book, read excitedly about the Camino and its stages and often follow the recommendations about albergues and routes outlined in...

Bedbug undersheet – worth it? 1

Bedbug undersheet – worth it?

The question was: Planning my first Camino in the spring, thinking about the dreaded bedbugs. Apart from spraying with Permethrin etc – and I don’t, please, want to re-open the debate about that, it...

How much cash to carry? 0

How much cash to carry?

The question was: I hope to start my Camino (Camino Frances) from Burgos on Sept 1st 2013. I was wondering how much cash I should carry with me. I have heard that there are...

Thoughts on photography and camera selection for the Camino 0

Thoughts on photography and camera selection for the Camino

The comment was: For those of us who love photography, the Camino presents a dilemma. Leaving behind the large print and low light capabilities of an SLR can be stressful. There’s nothing worse than...

Advice on Cycling from Leon to Santiago May 2

Advice on Cycling from Leon to Santiago May

The question was: Hi All I am cycling the camino from Leon to Santiago alone in May planning to do the cycle over 6 days 300 km, any advice from other cyclists, bit nervous,...

Easter Sunday in Burgos or Leon? 0

Easter Sunday in Burgos or Leon?

The question was: I’m planning my Camino for April/May 2014. Holy week will fall during my Camino, and I would like to have a beautiful Easter experience. I was wondering where it would be nicer to...

Can you start in Lourdes and walked to St. Jean Pied de Port? 0

Can you start in Lourdes and walked to St. Jean Pied de Port?

The question was: I am going to do the Camino Frances starting in Mid-Feb. I was wondering if anyone at all started in Lourdes and walked to St. Jean? I was debating if I...

How to travel from Pamplona to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port (SJPdP) 3

How to travel from Pamplona to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port (SJPdP)

  The question was: I know this is a much discussed topic, but please bear with me! I have just visited Alsa’s website and it seems there is no bus service to SJPdP or...

Equipment needed on the Camino Frances 0

Equipment needed on the Camino Frances

  The question was: I’m also really confused about what pack to carry. I’m 5ft 4 and weigh around 60 kg. I need some help here.  Read all the good advice given regarding what...

Is there a real reason for a bed race? 3

Is there a real reason for a bed race?

The question was: There is much written about the shortage of beds on this forum; bed race, early leavers etc etc. Also, many people tell story’s about having heard or seen other people having...

Walking the Camino Frances a second time. Good or bad idea? 0

Walking the Camino Frances a second time. Good or bad idea?

The question was: … And that’s the main focus of this thread – the Frances second time around, good idea or bad idea? I absolutely loved it in 2012 and made some wonderful friends...