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  1. eli

    Great albergue open in Arantzazu

    After a day of almost solo walking up and over the mountains, arrived in Aruntzazu, the end of the second stage of this way, to find that a brand new albergue has opened. It’s enormous and spotless, with a range of room sizes, a good kitchen etc. a bed costs just over 13 euros. And I think that...
  2. eli

    Accommodation in Azpeitia

    Arrived in Azpeitia last night and am enjoying a couple of days in this beautiful town before starting the way on Monday. For any pilgrims wondering where to stay in Azpeitia, I highly recommend the sisters at Jesus Maria. Their tarifff is 16 euro for bed, 19 eur bed and breakfast ((between 7.30...
  3. eli

    Piedmont - Aragones - Ignaciano

    Hi Janet, your comments and blog have me thinking about walking into Pamplona instead and taking public transport up to San Sebastián to walk the full St Ignaciano. That would achieve 2 things. Less time on the CF, and sort out the messy transfer around logrono. Someone had commented that after...
  4. eli

    Piedmont - Aragones - Ignaciano

    Hi Vacajoe, yes with only 3 weeks to go too, am starting to get excited but also a tad anxious - but that’s mainly because boots still need to be bought, since my current pair won’t cut it!! I only decided on this Camino last week and my route too is still being sorted. I’ll be relying heavily...
  5. eli

    Piedmont - Aragones - Ignaciano

    Starting to think about another Camino. Lourdes and st Ignacio have caught my attention over the past year, and so... Planning at this stage on starting in mid April (2019 - so soon!) in Narbonne, walking the Piedmont route to Lourdes and then Somport, down on the Aragone to Logrona, then turn...
  6. eli

    Albergues on the Madrid Camino

    Thank you! Works beautifully now.
  7. eli

    Albergues on the Madrid Camino

    Incidentally, I have also found the kml (route overlay) for the Madrid Camino in case anyone is using an offline map like Maps.me on their smartphone and wants to make sure they are on the right track (not sure how well waymarked it is)...
  8. eli

    Croatian Camino

    Hi Kiwi family, I'm an Aussie girl currently living in Split, Croatia. I walked the Peace Walk last year and followed it with the walk of St Francis from Assisi to Rome. I've since enjoyed 6 months living here in Croatia but am thinking about another walk in April. I was looking at returning to...
  9. eli

    My walking tour of Lisbon

    Yes, walking the Portuguese Camino from Lisbon does seem to popular at the moment, or is it just a case of seeing many VW Golfs on the road when you yourself have just bought one. Looking forward to arriving in Lisbon next Tuesday. That interesting fluttery mix of trepidation and anticipation is...
  10. eli

    Poll: Which backpacks are most popular on the Caminos?

    A very old - well, 15 years - Berghaus Bull Frog 30 plus litre pack. And hopefully it will make one last camino with me in a few weeks time.
  11. eli

    Is there a supported coastal walk when starting out of Lisbon?

    Thankyou all for your replies. The link that you found Laurie was indeed the one I vaguely recalled having read "somewhere" but there is just so much wonderful information available. To date I have only been skim reading but as of tomorrow I will start note taking into the margins of the John...
  12. eli

    Lisbon - Santiago

    Thanks Magwood! I plan to be staying in Lisbon a few days - til 2nd May - to recover from my flight over from Sydney, so that sounds like a good possibility. Only thing is that I'm not planning to travel with any electronic plug-in type gear, including mobile phone. But we can make this work i'm...
  13. eli

    Lisbon - Santiago

    Hi, I'm also aware of the fact that I know no Portugeuse and am doing a bit of a crash course in the language using a cd I bought. It uses the "ear worm" technique of learning. I think its great and with the repetitive phrases set to up tempo music it also serves to add a bit of a bounce to my...
  14. eli

    Lisbon - Santiago

    surely not!??! Ah well, no sense worrying about it unless it happens.
  15. eli

    Is there a supported coastal walk when starting out of Lisbon?

    Hi all, Apologies if this has aready been covered but....is there a way of following the coast up from Lisbon using waymarkers and staying at albergies or is the coastalwalk only available as a supported option further up on the northern section after Oporto? So far, the conversation threads...
  16. eli

    Lisbon - Santiago

    Hi Magwood, Good to hear that someone else will be starting out from Lisbon in early May. Look forward to maybe seeing you en-route. I only decided to do another Camino last week, bought my flight tickets into Lisbon for 29th April, and so am now busy looking into the details of this walk. Are...
  17. eli

    Where do I get a Credential in Sevilla (on Good Friday)?

    Hola, All has ended well, although the last few days into Santiago were made truly awful by the road/rail work diversions/views and the unseasonally high temperatures. Ended up doing the last 70km in 2 days just to get it behind me! But that said, Santiago was magical as ever, with the May...
  18. eli

    Where do I get a Credential in Sevilla (on Good Friday)?

    Hello All from beautiful Salamanca, Yes I´m here but this is my first internet session since leaving Seviile and probably my last until reaching Santiago. I´ve just said a sad fairwell to 3 amigos who all leave the <camino here in salamanca and now continue on my own. Hopefully by the time <i...
  19. eli

    Where do I get a Credential in Sevilla (on Good Friday)?

    Thanks Annie and Jean Marc, I have been in Sevilla 3 days now and loved the Easter buzz ( and the bull fighting starts today) but I am keen keen keen KEEN to start walking. Because of time I always intended to leap frog to Merida and walk into Santago from there so, since it now seems that the...
  20. eli

    Where do I get a Credential in Sevilla (on Good Friday)?

    Hello all, Just to let you know that on Good Friday i went to both hostels mentioned and they had both run out of credentials ..... which makes me wonder how many were made available for issue over Easter, and perhaps more worryingly, how may people are out there on the Via de la Plata (I was...

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