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ivar

Administrator, Male, from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

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recommended "La Tita" in Santiago de Compostela. More recommendations in the app: http://bitly.com/CaminoPlacesApp May 26, 2016

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    1. Nancy Drew
      Nancy Drew
      Help. I cannot post when I have a question. Have tried four or five times since 7 Sept, about when I joined. Nor can I download camino PDFs from my iPhone6. Clearly I doing something very wrong. Could you help? Gracias. Nancy Drew
    2. Camino4Cancer
      Camino4Cancer
      My charity is called Camino4Cancer. I'll walk Le Puy for the charity. I have terminal cancer and will walk pilgrimages around the world as long as I can to raise funds to help people suffering from cancer. Can we spread the word about my charity through you? It doesn't benefit me financially in any way and does not support my caminos. Any way to spread the word for this cause to other pilgrims would help.
    3. vasque
      vasque
      I am looking for a hotel in Bayonne France. I stayed there 5 years ago and it was directly across the street from the train station. Can't remember the name. Can you help? Name and contact info would be great.
    4. pilgrim gurl
      pilgrim gurl
      Hello Ivar,
      Thank you for this forum. I am a praying-to-be pilgrim, and signed up in excited haste awhile back, using a name I now really don’t like: pilgrim warrior... or was it warrior pilgrim?
      In any case, could you puleeze change it to “pilgrim gurl”???
      Muchos gracias (yes, I’ve started to learn Spanish!),
      Jo Anne
      1. ivar
        ivar
        Done! :-)
        Jun 18, 2017
    5. Chito
      Chito
      Hola Ivar, I am currently in Santiago, having completed the Portuguese Camino yesterday. I am going to walk some more and would like to leave some things with you in Santiago and don't know how to go about doing that?
      Thank you, Joseph (Chito)
      1. ivar
      2. Chito
        Chito
        Thank you Ivar.
        May 5, 2017
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    6. samba
      samba
      Hola Ivar -am back on the forum as starting the Norte in June .Will do 3/4 weeks walking .Too hot then ? So looking forward to being back in Spain and walking .
      How is your baby ,now walking I guess
      from Samba Australiana
    7. Nanc
      Nanc
      I can't login in
      this email is only possible because I have an auto login at work -yup I peruse on my lunch hour ;-)
      but on computers at home (and my iphone that did an upgrade) , I can't login in with what WAS my password etc
      suggestions?
      nanc
      1. ivar
        ivar
        Will send you an e-mail..
        Apr 19, 2017
    8. Shira Kauffman
      Shira Kauffman
      Hello, Ivar! Are you familiar with SendMyBag services? We are hoping to ship our suitcases from our current location (Copenhagen) directly to the Casa Ivar. Have you received bags via SMB from other pilgrims? Would you recommend their service? We are looking forward to our journey beginning May 1st. Thank you!
    9. Monajul
      Monajul
      We are ready for our Camino! End of May/June . We made our reservations and thanks to all the wonderful information on this forum we are confident that we will be just fine! Looking forward to meeting so many wonderful people and contributing to the Camino Family.
    10. jostony
      jostony
      Hello. Walking second camino from Lisbon. meeting wife and daughter there at the end. Provisionally booked 3 nights them into Hotel Pazo de Altamira, near the market. Is this a good area? Brother has booke dinto Hotel Arco de Mazarelos (Transito de los Gramticos). Is this a better area? Any guidance much appreciated. Thanks Tony
      1. ivar
        ivar
        Both good places... 300 meters apart, you should be fine both of you :-) Buen camino!
        Mar 9, 2017
      2. jostony
        jostony
        Thanks
        Mar 9, 2017
      3. jostony
        jostony
        Ivar. can you also recommend any restaurants near to Hotel Pazo de Altamira near the market?
        Mar 10, 2017
    11. KristyKay
      KristyKay
      Hi! I have a question. My sister and I walked the Camino in June 2014. We are now working on a project about our pilgrimage. We will be looking for stories from our fellow pilgrims. Is there an appropriate Forum where we can post this without breaking the rules?
    12. Teija Houttu
      Teija Houttu
      Dear Ivar,
      If possible, pleases correct my birthday in my details. It is 27th of August 1964, not 8th.
      Thank you in advance,
      Teija
      1. ivar
        ivar
        Done :-)
        Feb 7, 2017
    13. DeniseT
      DeniseT
      Nordiac walking poles vs hiking poles
      Hi guys with bad knees and ordinary back I have heard Nordiac walking poles and walking style will help me for my walk next starting SJDP, does anyone have any first hand experience or knowledge with this please. Cheere
      1. ivar
        ivar
        Nov 24, 2016
    14. Ingo
      Ingo
      Hi Ivar,
      I posted a new thread yesterday called 'Can you replace a souvenir from Santiago for my mum in Australia?' Someone commented and suggested I reach out to you. Can you see my post and let me know if you're able to assist please.
      Many thanks.
      Regards,
      Ingrid.
    15. happymarkos
      happymarkos
      Asking for recommendations for Padron. Sorry I wasn't explicit with my last message
      1. ivar
        ivar
        Sep 30, 2016
    16. happymarkos
      happymarkos
      Best places to stay in Padron
    17. Kanga
      Kanga
      Back to normal. Thanks! You can ignore my email.
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    18. Kanga
      Kanga
      Also "the news feed is currently empty" - which seems weird.
    19. Kanga
      Kanga
      Ivar, I can't post anything! Not even in PM mode. Not sure what is happening. On every thread I get the bar that appears when moderating a thread, even when I have not chosen to moderate the thread. But I can't do anything with it - when I try it comes up with an error message.
      1. ivar
        ivar
        Sorry! This was my fault, I was fine tuning the server trying to make pages load faster... I have reverted now, I think it works now.. does it work for you?
        Aug 19, 2016
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    20. Simon Wijma
      Simon Wijma
      Hello Ivar, can I change the name I use on the forum? Simon
      1. ivar
        ivar
        Yes, e-mail me (ivar@casaivar.com) and I can make the change. Please let me know what you would like you new username to be. It can not be already taken.
        Jul 6, 2016
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    22. Falcon
      Falcon
      hi ivar,
      don't know if its your thing, but having a mobile friendly way to download .pdf's would be helpful
      currently I can't download any of the wonderful resources , my android phone won't do it.
      I have downloaded pdf's before ok. cheers
      1. ivar
        ivar
        hmm... I have an android phone laying around, will try and see why this might be.. thanks for letting me know.
        Jun 20, 2016
      2. ivar
        ivar
        Me again... it opens fine on my android... do you have any ad blocker installed? that would be the only think I can think of..
        Jun 20, 2016
      3. Falcon
        Falcon
        hi , its not an adblocker, don't have one on the phone itself.
        Dunno its odd - prolly an option to open the webpage on a mobile device would help.
        At any rate I am able to manually transfer the files between Windows and Smartphone .. so I'll be ok
        Thanks for help
        Jun 20, 2016
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    27. Ants
      Ants
      Thank you Ivar it looks great
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    28. suzanne J
      suzanne J
      I am walking from Santiago to Fisterra in June and wondering how busy this part gets. Wondering whether to book accommodation - or just turn up.
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        ivar
        May 10, 2016
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    32. FJM
      FJM
      Hello everyone. Will be starting my Camino from SJPP in two weeks and wondering if there is any information regarding the condition of the route over the mountains into Roncesvalles.
      Thanks in advance.
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      ivar
    34. venezchef
      venezchef
      Hi, I am interested in walking the Camino Primativo and on to Finnestre, I only have 10 days. Where do you suggest I start and where would be the best place to place into from the USA?
      1. ivar
        ivar
        Mar 1, 2016
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    36. Teresa Santamaria
      Teresa Santamaria
      Ivar, I don't know how to post a quick question about a conversation - I wanted to print out a thread so that I could take it with me and look at maps, etc. Is there a wya to do that? Ooops, adding a thank you!
      1. ivar
        ivar
        Hmmm... not sure there is an easy way to do this. :-(
        Jan 8, 2016
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      2. Teresa Santamaria
        Teresa Santamaria
        no worries, thanks for answering!
        Jan 8, 2016
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    39. Nick Meador
      Nick Meador
      Hi Ivar, I'm trying to post a Camino webinar to the Resources section, but I don't see any "Start a new thread" or similar button. Please help. :)
    40. Mark Payne
      Mark Payne
      Ivar...

      Do you have a list of albergues that are open in the winter season? My schedule only allows me time from mid - November until January 1st, 2016.

      Thanks so much.

      Mark
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        ivar
        Oct 19, 2015
    41. Kevin F. O*brien
      Kevin F. O*brien
      Fantastisk Ivar men vet ikke hvordan lage en pdf. Den er skrevet på MS Word. Kunne jeg sende den til deg? Bare email meg på kfobrien@online.no
    42. Kevin F. O*brien
      Kevin F. O*brien
      Kunne du få publisert beskrivelsen min på et litt prominent sted slik at flere ville tenke på å gå fra Almeria. mange kommuner har også åpnet fine refugioer! Den er skrevet på Microsoft word og jeg kan sende den til en email address. Best Kevin
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        ivar
        Oct 12, 2015
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    43. Kevin F. O*brien
      Kevin F. O*brien
      Hi Ivar, nå har jeg nettopp kommet hjem fra Granada. Jeg gikk fra Almeria til Granada med start den 21/9 og ankomst den 29/9 Nå har jeg skrevet opp alt sammen fordi der et ganske store differanser mellom det som står i beskrivelsene og kartene og selve merkingen på Camino'en. Js. Best. Kevin O'Brien (kfobrien@online.no)
    44. jimmyd
      jimmyd
      hi ivar starting camino on 02october from ambasmestas to Santiago ,will arrive in Santiago on 01october ,will need a few supplies in Santiago sleeping , bag wetgear , etc for trip is there any outdoor shops in the city saw this place Tienda Ropa Deportiva Sport Zone Santiago but it seems a bit outside city maybe accessible by bus ,,thanks james
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      montanahiker
      how do I remove my name from my postings?
      1. ivar
        ivar
        Will send you a Private Message
        Sep 1, 2015
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    49. JustInTime
      JustInTime
      Hello, Ivar. Fiance and I have come upon a bit of a dilemma and were hoping you could offer some advice. We are planning to walk the Camino starting on August 21st and will arrive at SDC on September 17th. Plan was to get married in Santiago after finishing but have found out Corticela will be closed when we arrive. Would you happen to have info on where we could possibly get married in Santiago/Finisterre? Thank you
      1. ivar
        ivar
        Jul 9, 2015
      2. JustInTime
        JustInTime
        Thank you so much for the info and for creating this forum. Will definitely get in touch with John.
        Jul 9, 2015
    50. IngridF
      IngridF
      Done, didn't remember about the 3 months expiry.
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      2. ivar
        ivar
        Thank you! :-)
        Jun 16, 2015
    51. IngridF
      IngridF
      Hello Ivar, just checking in. I noticed my designation of donating member has disappeared. I wonder why, since I send a donation when I ordered the patch and the credential. Maybe just an oversight, you are very busy. Leaving July 1 back to the Camino. See you in Santiago at some point!
      1. ivar
        ivar
        Hi there,
        Yes I got your donation in January. Thank you! The donations expire after x number of months, and yours expired after 3 months (It was €10,-). See here: https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/account/upgrades

        Does that make sense? Am I wrong?

        Please let me know.

        Thanks again!
        Ivar
        Jun 16, 2015
    52. Claireabella
      Claireabella
      Hello Ivar

      I absolutely love the forum. I am very excited, looking forward to my Camino and express this within the forum. Are you going to add more smiley face icons. I would love to see a laughing face up there somewhere. Also i wouldn't have to use LOL (i hate that) to express that im laughing as opposed to agreeing with a comment.

      Go raibh maith agat Ivor
    53. Claireabella
      Claireabella
      Hello there Ivar. I was trying to ask a question on the "Frequently asked questions" section and it says that i have insufficient privileges. What do i do to get the privileges needed to solve this? Thank you.
      1. ivar
        ivar
        Hi there, Only mods can post and/or move new questions into the FAQ section. You should be able to post in any other section. If we decide this is a frequently asked question, we will move it into the FAQ section. Thanks! Ivar
        Jun 7, 2015
    54. dcorrea951
      dcorrea951
      Good Afternoon Ivar, I have donated 10 Euros, but my receipt says that I have been billed 100 Euros. Would you please check this for me. Thank you, Dave Correa
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    56. peter23
      peter23
      Hey, Ivar.
      Is it possible to obtain a forum badge in Santiago Today or Tomorrow before the 5 pm? I want to grab 2 before I'll leave Santiago. Best regards, Peter
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      2. ivar
        ivar
        If you stop by my Luggage Storage tomorrow between 10 and 2pm I should be here. Just ring the door bell.
        May 26, 2015
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    58. CTM
      CTM
      Hello Ivar, would it be possible to change my name to CTM?
      1. ivar
        ivar
        You are now CTM
        May 21, 2015
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    60. Jefgy
      Jefgy
      Hi Ivar, I have forgotten my password and am wondering if there is a a way to retrieve it from the system? I am lucky that I left my account open in my iPad, otherwise I wouldn't know how to contact you.
      1. ivar
        ivar
        On the login screen there is a "Forgot my password" link. Use that... otherwise email me at ivar.rekve at gmail.com
        May 9, 2015
      2. Jefgy
        Jefgy
        Thank you Ivar , I will try that.
        May 10, 2015
    61. Ledean Paden
      Ledean Paden
      Hi can you remove me from the membership? I can't seem to find away to do it my self.
    62. Juno
      Juno
      Hi Ivar, I can't find a way of removing my surname. In settings. Can I just be known as Kate please?
    63. Flynbo
      Flynbo
      Hello Ivar, further to my message to the 'contact us' button (!!) please can you change my username to Flynbo so as to avoid google scraping up all my Camino plans! Thank you so much .
      1. ivar
        ivar
        Done. You are now "Flynbo"
        Apr 28, 2015
    64. Kathy Anderson
      Kathy Anderson
      Ivar I'm still not sure how to get this to you but I do have the paper signed to pick up my package at the post office. Kathy anderson
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      ivar
      We just passed 40.000 members in the forum
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    84. JP Pothier
      JP Pothier
      I am new. have posted several photos. My question is : why open an album?
      1. ivar
        ivar
        With an album you can make the photos available to "forum members only" for example.
        Jan 31, 2015
      2. JP Pothier
        JP Pothier
        Thank you for responding. Is it possible to put the photos that I have already uploaded into an album?
        Jan 31, 2015
    85. Saint Mike II
      Saint Mike II
      Hola Ivar - I am not sure what I am doing wrong, or not doing right but I can not find the icon to click to start a new thread/message. Help! please. Thanks Mike
      1. ivar
        ivar
        It is large, blue, and says Start a New Thread.... See it?
        Jan 16, 2015
    86. ivar
      ivar
      Have been configuring the "Expiring Forum Donation" e-mails today. Sorry if you did receive a few of them. I think I got it right now.
    87. fraluchi
      fraluchi
      Hello Ivar, I just paid with Stripe 60 Euros, and together with the recently paid 20 Euros make 80 Euros, which are intended to make 40 Euros for Annakappa and 40 Euros for myself (Fraluchi)
      Have e peaceful Christmas and a healthy, enjoyable 2015.
      1. ivar
        ivar
        Great! Thanks! I will apply this to your accounts. Happy holidays!
        Dec 16, 2014
    88. angelafinnigan
      angelafinnigan
      Hi Ivar,
      I just got a notice to say my address has been blacklisted. Can you explain this? I was wanting to contact the Exeter group as I'll be there in April. Many thanks. Angela
      1. ivar
        ivar
        I will send you an email. :-)
        Ivar
        Dec 10, 2014
    89. M.J.Westlin
      M.J.Westlin
      Can I promote my Camino tale on the 'Camino Resources' section?

      The Lady, the Cat and the Wolf Boy
      The pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela wasn't supposed to be like this.
      The boy came trying not to give a crap about anything anymore, and the girl came determined not to take any crap from anybody anymore.
      Wolf boy came to meet his maker.
      The cat and the Lady came to make a mess.
      1. ivar
        ivar
        Yes, no problem...
        Nov 29, 2014
      2. M.J.Westlin
        M.J.Westlin
        Thanks
        Nov 29, 2014
    90. ivar
      ivar
      The server is now feeling better :-)
    91. ivar
      ivar
      My server is not feeling well. I am working on it! #Sorry! Ivar
    92. ivar
      ivar
      We had 25c in Santiago today. Summer has returned!
    93. ivar
      ivar
      Massive rain shower in Santiago right now..
      1. michryan
        michryan
        Ivar im in arcade on the Portuguese route. Was told there is a cyclone off the coast. Is this true? I'm 4 days from finish
        Oct 15, 2014
    94. ivar
      ivar
      Back in Santiago after 5 days 100% of line in the norwegian mountains
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    95. ivar
      ivar
      Another day of rain in Santiago. Sun starting Sunday!
    96. ivar
      ivar
      Just pouring down in Santiago this morning...
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      Another gray day in Santiago. Not ready for fall!
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      Rain in Santiago today
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      Almost weekend...
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    I am norwegian and moved to Santiago de Compostela in 2003 after living in the USA for 6 years (Pullman, Wa and Fort Collins, CO).

    While learning spanish, I started this website as a hobby. Now, many years later the website has taken a life of its own... but I still consider it my hobby. Dreaming of one day running this website as my job.

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