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  1. Olimpia

    Second "Half" of the Norte

    Thanks so much for your prompt response. I am excited.
  2. Olimpia

    Second "Half" of the Norte

    Hi there! As always enjoying to read about other pilgrims experiences. I walked the full Norte a few years ago and it was fantastic. How is the weather? I am getting ready to go back in a few days. Over here in Texas is getting rather chilly.
  3. Olimpia

    Via Romea Germanica in Italy

    Thank you so much for the information. I have been thinking about walking s coastal route in Italy and think the Via Romea Germanica has a dedicated coastal variant. Please let me know if you have more information. Thank you
  4. Olimpia

    Any advice for when you want to quit?

    The Camino is like our lives. It has its ups and downs; it is full of surprises and lessons to learn. I am sure many of us have been in your situation where the thought of giving up comes to mind each time we are confronted with a challenging situation. I remember asking myself: why am I doing...
  5. Olimpia

    Theft on the Camino... a growing Concern?

    Totally agree. The truth is that public places like the Camino de Santiago attract people with different values, and thefts is always a possibility. . Practicing caution and being mindful of your belongings is indeed essential while traveling. While some unfortunate incidents may occur, it's...
  6. Olimpia

    Camino Portugués Coastal Route - 12 days

    Hopefully November would be cooler and a wonderful walk. I completed this route in June and it was perfect. I am planning on returning in October or November. Bien Camino.
  7. Olimpia

    Hungarian National Blue Trail

    Ellann, the website you are currently using has a link to the accomodations. When you click on it a map appears indicating with blue flags all the accomodations along the trail. When you click on each flag the name, phone and email address appears. It look like there are plenty options.
  8. Olimpia

    Hungarian National Blue Trail

    Hi Ellann. Please keep me posted on this. I am interested. I see they show accomodations all along the route but my concern would be not being able to communicate to make reservations.
  9. Olimpia

    Should we give recommendations on the forum?

    I have used Gronze on all my Caminos to select accommodations and will continue to use it under the understanding that opinions expressed by other pilgrims will be as different as we all are. I select an albergue based on what is essential to me and always keep hoping for the best. The Camino is...
  10. Olimpia

    Star Albergues in the Camino portugués de la Costa

    I need help with getting to Almería from Santiago June 7. Have tried searching with no luck. Can you point me to the right direction?
  11. Olimpia

    Star Albergues in the Camino portugués de la Costa

    Don't trust a computer to deliver accurate translations. Here is a good example. In the New Testament (Matthew 26:41), Jesus tells his disciples: “The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” A literal translation is: " The Vodka is good, but the meat is raw ..
  12. Olimpia

    Star Albergues in the Camino portugués de la Costa

    Thank you Tincatinker. I am on my way to Padrón. Calda de Reis is a nature's paradise.
  13. Olimpia

    Star Albergues in the Camino portugués de la Costa

    I did not say the pension was in Vigo. I said i was in Vigo after spending the night before in Pension La Chica in Bouza Vella, Nigran. And yes it is in Gronze. I have used Gronze for all my caminos. It is in the Etapa Ramallosa to Vigo por la Costa. .
  14. Olimpia

    Star Albergues in the Camino portugués de la Costa

    It is on your way to Vigo on the coast, after you cross the bridge in Ramallosa you turn left and walk towards Vigo. You pass Playa America, Playa Boxon, Nigran, A Bauza Bella, Playa de Patos, Saians, Oía, Playa de Samil, until you get to Vigo. I left Pension La Chica early morning and arrived...
  15. Olimpia

    Star Albergues in the Camino portugués de la Costa

    It is on Gronze. Camino Portugués de la Costa. Etapa 8B: A Ramallosa - Vigo (por el litoral) look under Albergues: A Bouza Vella.Pension La Chica. As you walk from Baiona, you cross to Ramallosa and there you turn left and continue on.the coast to Playa America, Playa de Panxon, Playa de...
  16. Olimpia

    Star Albergues in the Camino portugués de la Costa

    I enjoyed the walk in and out of Baiona. It is a beautiful place. Gorgeous promenade with hanging baskets with flowers. It was cloudy and rainy so did not have the opportunity to stay out for more than get something to eat. The Albergue Estela do Mar was nice with bunk beds with curtains for...
  17. Olimpia

    Star Albergues in the Camino portugués de la Costa

    Pensión La Chica in Nigran ..This is the WhatsApp number+34 699 96 62 60..The information is included in Gronze's Albergues list too.
  18. Olimpia

    Star Albergues in the Camino portugués de la Costa

    I emailed the albergue. Antonio responded with the confirmation. He even said to come any time. I left Biona and had a wonderful about 3 hours walk to his albergue My private double bed room.was €12. I felt I could have paid him much more for such a pleasant stay. .
  19. Olimpia

    Star Albergues in the Camino portugués de la Costa

    I am at Vigo. Just have to let you all know how wonderful, restful and peaceful last night was at Pensión La Chica. C.Tomas Mirabal 65 Nigran I felt right at home. Antonio was a great host. Please try to stop there. You will not regret it.
  20. Olimpia

    Side visit to Barcelos or other nearby cities along the route

    Thanks I will. I was told I can make my move out of my Camino portugués por la costa) to Barcelos and ( hopefully Braga) at different places: Povoa de Varzin, Esposande and Viana do Castelo. I still haven't decided where. I want to be able to leave and return to continue . I have time. So I can...

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