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  1. cassieryle

    New Camino del Norte book launching now!

    New Camino del Norte book launching now! Available on Amazon in paperback & Kindle We’ve written a fairly unconventional book about the Camino del Norte that combines our real life experience with practical information about the route itself. We sincerely hope new and veteran peregrinos will...
  2. cassieryle

    Camino safety reports APP?

    Hello All, I remember hearing about a mobile app through which you can report incidences on the Camino. Not sure if it's a Camino thing or a Spain thing in general. Anyone that can point me in the right direction?
  3. cassieryle

    Best location to rent for a month along Frances

    My family and I are considering renting for the month of August somewhere along the Frances while we finish our book about the Camino. No walking as husband has a bad injury, but we just want to be around the Camino vibe as we write. We'd like to be somewhere that a car is not necessary, might...
  4. cassieryle

    Baby on the Camino - my takeaways

    Hello Pilgrims, We just returned from completing the Ingles with our six-month old baby boy. We actually started in Ireland, then flew to Spain to connect with the Ingles. This is called the 'Celtic Camino,' and we did about 170km total. He was no stranger to the Camino - last year while walking...
  5. cassieryle

    Inglés with baby buggy

    Hi, We are walking the ingles with our baby this September. Wondering if anyone could shed some light on how suitable the surfaces are for a buggy. We have an all-terrain model with pump up bicycle style tires. We did the Norte last year and that definitely would’ve been tough with the buggy...
  6. cassieryle

    Compostela for baby conceived on Camino?

    Well, after walking a month from Irún on the Camino Norte, we found out a few days outside of Santiago that I am pregnant, and the lil one was definitely conceived on the Camino! Was wondering how I could be getting more and more tired... it’s exciting and gives a whole new meaning to our...
  7. cassieryle

    Warning! Flashers near Santander

    everyone, Today two female pilgrims that I know of, probably many more, were flashed by two men near a tunnel going under a railway as you’re leaving Santander. Please do not walk alone on this stretch ladies. I’m going to try and get a photo of them and report them to the police. Men, if you...
  8. cassieryle

    Follow us on Del Norte! Leaving today!

    Leaving today on a jet plane to Spain, and man am I nervous! On Wednesday the official walking begins. We have some very unique stages planned, a mix of albergues with private accommodation, lots of shortcuts and diversions, and some serious spiritual seeking. We will be blogging every single...
  9. cassieryle

    Etiquette for Order of Arrival @ Albergue

    Hi All, Is there an accepted etiquette for order of arrival at the albergues? For example, if we arrive at 2pm and the door doesn't open until 4, and it's a small one with only 10 or 20 beds, should we sit there and wait in a line? I heard lining up packs is usually OK so you can wander off for...
  10. cassieryle

    Bag Storage in Madrid & Elsewhere

    We are flying into Madrid before taking a bus to Irun where we will start our Camino del Norte. We have luggage that needs to be stored, so we searched for a hotel to stay in that would keep it while we were walking. We were worried about it though, since it contained valuable electronics. We...
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