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  1. Bannerman

    Poll Where do you come from?

    County Clare, Ireland, Western Europe. 🇨🇮 🇨🇮 🇨🇮
  2. Bannerman

    Treking Poles

    Thanks for information.
  3. Bannerman

    Treking Poles

    Has anyone a link to the EU website which would shows that the current legislation does NOT prohibit hiking/walking poles in carry on luggage. My experience at several EU airports has been that hiking/walking pole are NOT allowed in carry on luggage. Thanks. Has anyone a link to the EU website...
  4. Bannerman

    Vaseline on feet?

    On Wayfarer's recommendation a number of years ago I started to use Gloves in a Bottle, have been blister free ever since.
  5. Bannerman

    Would You Believe

    Hola, This is a YouTube link to a very small clip about the programme: Slán go fóill.
  6. Bannerman

    Would You Believe

    Hola, Watched it last Tuesday night, recorder it and watched it again last night, excellent. The bravery of the pilgrims to share their stories was truly inspirational. It was very uplifting to see some of them coming to terms with their individual situations and hopefully finding inner peace...
  7. Bannerman

    Condolence book for Denise

    Condolences and prayers. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasail.
  8. Bannerman

    Santiago Muxia Fisterra route accomodation

    Hola Catherine ,we plan to walk Santiago – Finisterre – Muxía end of May. Many thanks for sharing your journey which we find very helpful. Buen Camino.:) Slán. Des.
  9. Bannerman

    What blister prevention techniques did you use?

    Hola Doug, we have been on the Camino several times over the past nine years. I find lighter socks suit me, in recent times I wear the 1,000 mile sock which has an inner lining. In 2013 we walked for four weeks and for this trip, on the recommendation from my fellow county pilgrim Wayfarer, we...
  10. Bannerman

    October Camino Information 2014 - Starting camino walk Sept 29th.

    Hola Gerard, Would recommend Beilari ( formally L’Esprit Du Chemin ) in St Jean Pied De Port, shared meal in the evening, an opportunity to meet fellow pilgrims, check it out. Embrace the spirit of the camino, become a pilgrim, have a great experience. Best of luck to...
  11. Bannerman

    Modern communications.

    Pat, fáilte ar ais arís. As you know I’m in the outskirts of your county town, no power for two days last week, but mobile and mobile broadband working, back to my camping days with my gas stove, making porridge at 06.30 in the dark with the help of my (camino) head torch, lucky to have both to...
  12. Bannerman

    Flying with Ryanair

    The above quote from Silverton really caught my eye as I have had difficulties with my poles in the past. Also of interest is the following from Ryanair website: Extract from Ryanair Website 8.10 PROHIBITED ARTICLES “ ski and walking/hiking poles” Aer Lingus do not appear to as...
  13. Bannerman

    Burgos Recommendations

    I have stayed in both Hotel Norte y Londres (within a few minutes of the Cathedral) and Hotel El Cid (within a few meters of the Cathedral) on different visits. Found both to be very good, clean and comfortable, very friendly staff, can recommend both. Buen Camino. Slán. Des :)
  14. Bannerman


    Taking the sun. Cattle passing. Family pet. Hola FooteK, This is the same dog as in your photograph. Nothing bothered him, however he did manage to get up and have a look at the cattle passing. Third photo is of the family who run the albergue. Buen Camino. Slán. Des
  15. Bannerman

    Suggestions for private accommodation in Arzua and Rua-O Pino

    Hola Skol, I would agree with Jack, we have stayed at Hostal Theodora on two occasions and found it excellent. Very friendly staff, comfortable rooms, beautiful meals, met lots of other pilgrims, what more could you ask for ? Buen camino, Slán, Des.
  16. Bannerman

    Caminoteca - A shop for pilgrims in Pamplona

    Hola, I had been looking forward to visiting the shop as I passed through Pamplona but unfortunately it was not open when I called at 10.15am on March 18th last, I called again at 10.45am and still not open, could not wait any longer as I was starting my Camino. Buen Camino. Slán. Des:(
  17. Bannerman

    Big changes at the Bar/Hostal Suso

    We have stayed at Hostal Suso a number of times over the past few years. We stayed there again last month. They have three extra rooms this year and accept reservations on their website They keep their laptop at the end of the bar counter and answer any...
  18. Bannerman

    What weather website to use?

    Hola, Just back after a month on Camino Frances, I used which I found very good. I hope it will forecast better weather for you than it did for me !!!! Slán. Des :lol:
  19. Bannerman

    How do I (or do I) make a albergue reservation in St Jean?

    Hola marclynnette, Would highly recommend L'Esprit Du Chemin, stayed there in 2009, unfortunately they were not open when I was travelling this year, beautiful people, beautiful place, an oasis of tranquility and hospitality. Buen Camino. Des
  20. Bannerman

    st patricks day

    Happy St Patrick's Day from O'Connors Pub, Pamplona. Slan. Des