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  1. Senyor Pirotecnic

    Starting a new Camino with an old credencial?

    Walked the Camino Aragones last year and am doing Salvador and Primitivo this year (leaving for Leon tomorrow!). I will get the special Salvador credencial in Leon but I am wondering if I can use last year's credencial from the C Aragones (which has only been stamped about eight times) for the...
  2. Senyor Pirotecnic

    Newstalk Podcast

    Interesting podcast from Irish radio station Newstalk about the camino from a well-informed panel including John Brierley. ... july-17th/ can be downloaded for free from iTunes
  3. Senyor Pirotecnic

    What to bring on la Via de la Plata vis a vis Camino Frances

    Walked el Camino Frances in September so I have a pretty good idea of what to wear/bring on the Via de la Plata I am hoping to walk in 2009*. There are a few things I am wondering about though: 1. I wore light-ish waterproof boots on C Frances and felt they were the right choice. AM thinking...
  4. Senyor Pirotecnic

    Teva sandal sizes

    I can't get the sandals I want (Teva Terraluxe) where I live so am looking at buying them online (I like the look of ). However I have never worn these sandals before so am a bit worried about getting them too big/small. I'm an 8/42. Anyone got any relevant...
  5. Senyor Pirotecnic

    questions asked when getting a credencial

    Are you asked why you're doing the camino when you seek a credencial from a religious organisation and should I say "for religious reasons" if so? Along the camino is there any distinction made between believers and non-believers? (I was brought up catholic but am non-religious now)
  6. Senyor Pirotecnic

    Staying a second night in a city

    There are a few cities I would like to check out properly (eg Leon, Logrono, Pamplona) and perhaps stay a second night there. Are people disinclined to do this because it means they fall a day behind friends they have made on the camino? I know you're only allowed stay the one night in the...
  7. Senyor Pirotecnic

    The Shell

    Why do pilgrims bring a shell with them on the walk to Santiago when (if I'm not mistaken) it is supposed to carried as proof of already having been there?
  8. Senyor Pirotecnic

    NIE vs Passport

    I'm Irish but I live in Spain and I hope to walk the camino this year starting in SJPP. My question is this: Is it necessary for me to bring my passport with me or will me NIE card suffice (a) to cross the French-Spanish border (twice) and (b) for any other admin/ID issues on the camino?
  9. Senyor Pirotecnic

    Irish Pilgrim's Passport

    Just had a read of this forum and it looks like being really helpful preparing for my walk in September. A minor query to start with: The Irish Society of the Friends of St. James (another good website) are selling special credenciales for Irish pilgrims but they're €10. Has anyone got one...