Search 57,387 Camino Questions

A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it

Camino Way Markers
Original Camino Way markers made in bronze. Two models, one from Castilla & Leon and the other from Galicia.
how to successfully prepare for your Camino
This book's focus is on reducing the risk of failure through being well prepared.

Recent content by Saranger

  1. Saranger

    COVID Delta Airlines just cancelled my trip!

    In the screenshot of the message you received it says the "fastest option" is to cancel and receive an e-credit..." but there are more options if you want a refund to your original form of payment-it will just take much longer. If you want to simply change dates, do that within the app as...
  2. Saranger

    Calling all American pilgrims! St. James Celebration in South Bend, IN July 23-26, 2021

    For all American pilgrims who want to celebrate the 2021 Holy Year/St. James' Day but won't make it to Spain this year, why not come and celebrate with other pilgrims in the United States? Volunteers from the local Midwest chapters of American Pilgrims on the Camino are hosting a celebration...
  3. Saranger

    COVID Forum Members and COVID-19 Illness

    Late last month I suddenly lost my sense of taste and smell. Sudden anosmia has been reported in asymptomatic carriers. I had no other symptoms of Covid-19 and was ineligible for a test. I self-quarantined for 2 weeks. Husband showed no symptoms. Likely I caught it while flying March 15-17 or...
  4. Saranger

    Cooking/Eating too much while in quarantine !!!

    Husband and I are traveling virtually while at home. Pick a country, make a meal from there, play some appropriate music and enjoy while reminiscing about our travels there. Some delicious ones have been anything Italian, chicken tikka masala, enchilada casserole, and blueberry scones with lemon...
  5. Saranger

    American pilgrims may be interested in this page...

    American Pilgrims on the Camino will hold their Annual Gathering of Pilgrims March 12-15, 2020 at Zephyr Point Conference Center in Zephyr Cove, NV (Lake Tahoe). For more information, to see the program and to register for this fantastic weekend go to...
  6. Saranger

    Shell for backpack

    When I walked from Ferris in May 2019 there were maybe two souvenir shops selling overpriced (€5) shells. I'd heard on a podcast there was a self-service shell stand that operates on a donativo basis some kilometers outside of Ferrol. Sure enough, an hour or two outside town we came across a...
  7. Saranger

    a Coruna accommodations

    I stayed at Hostal Alboran in May 2019 and found it as Trecile said: in a great location and with a more modern look.
  8. Saranger

    Vueling Airline

    I've flown fueling to/from the Camino, to/from Morocco, and several flights to/from Rome and Dubrovnik. I always take their “mid-range” package that includes a checked bag and assigned seat. The staff know they are no frills and don't have much to offer in service, but are very professional and...
  9. Saranger

    LIVE from the Camino Santiago for Dinner

    I’ve been here three time and absolutely love their tapas. Great with a group and affordable as well. The razor clams are wonderful.
  10. Saranger

    English Way Luggage Transfer

    The Paq Mochila service by Correos ( offers a great product at an affordable price. You can set it up online in advance or wait until you get there. Either way, they're responsive and the...
  11. Saranger

    screening "Camino Voyage" 7 August in NYC

    American Pilgrims on the Camino is working to screen this film at the annual Gathering of Pilgrims in March 2020. Stay tuned!
  12. Saranger

    Spanish Shutters - a Tutorial

    And the rare case when you find air con (always by remote control) basic familiarity with icons and temp conversions will be very helpful! Use common sense to think what the icons might mean. I haven’t been stymied in two decades, but some are easier than others!
  13. Saranger

    Spanish Shutters - a Tutorial

    My father-in-law, a mechanical engineer, was completely confused by them in Barcelona last September. And again in Avignon. By the third hotel he understood the concept, but but as stated in a previous post, there are differences. My point is, I’d love a few sets of these on my SW facing...
  14. Saranger

    ...On Being Short...

    As a 6’2” woman who has whacked my head on many light fixtures and literally other low hanging fruit (or fruit tree branches) I feel your pain. And yes, our longer pants weigh more than your shorter ones, even if they’re the same waist size, not to mention shoes for our our “plus size” feet...
  15. Saranger

    Dona maria

    Do stop at Bar Avelina. Avelina and her sister Mari Carmen are very happy to see pilgrims and their hospitality is so warm and caring.