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2016

  1. RumAndChupacabras

    NEW or USED? Brierley 2016 Version Guide Portugués Guide

    My guidebook was stolen when I was on Camino in May 2016 at Rates. While I'm no longer on Camino, I find that I miss having the book to refer back to. I'm wondering if anyone has a new or used "A Pilgrim's Guide to Camino Portugués" mid-2016 version by John Brierley they'd like to donate or...
  2. Helen from Montreal

    Bed bug alert at san Anton Abad in Villafranca Montes de Oca

    I was bitten up the night of Sept 21 and caught a live bed bug, that I slipped into a baggie and brought to the management as we were leaving. He said two things: the pilgrims bring them in, and they "disinfect every day." No apologies. I wasn't going to post on the blog, thinking that maybe it...
  3. Ryan Alexander

    Any tips/recommendations for a vegan Camino Francés?

    I will be walking the camino in Sept, I don't eat animal products, any advice or recommendations from others who share the same beliefs or have relevant insight on the matter? Maybe you have walked the route... Thankyou
  4. RumAndChupacabras

    Lost Lost in RUBIAES Portuguese Brierly Guide June 17, 2016

    Is there a thread for this yet? If so, please show me. My John Brierly 2016 Camino Portuguese went 'missing' at the Albergue De Peregrinos Sao Pedro De Rubiaes around the last week of May/first week of June 2016. I had personal notes in it...one of them is in the section near Rates, where I...
  5. A

    Caminho Portugues da costa Porto

    Hi everyone! A friend and I will be doing the camino in June: we arriving at Porto on June 16th and will start walking on the 17th. If any of you will be doing the same, please say hi. We are both from Spain and is first time camino for both of us. we are really excited! Cheers! :-)
  6. Arianna Rose Thorne

    Starting in Montpellier May 23rd...

    Bonjour! I am a solo traveler, excited to converse and connect with you fellow pilgrims! Beginning around May 22nd in Montpellier, I plan to take my time into Spain, leaving space for stopping a day in a town or two if it feels right, but I'm a fast, fit hiker. I need to eventually find my...
  7. firmo123

    Maps & Elevation Profiles for Camino Portugues

    I'm cycling / bikepacking the Camino Portugues (Lisbon to Santiago) during early June. I rode the Via de la Plata in 2014 and was able to find good downloadable maps and elevation profiles for the different camino stages, but for the Camino Portugues, I haven't been able to find such info...
  8. JasoFett

    Sleeping Bag Advice

    Hello everyone! I am planning on going on the Camino the last week of April through May. What temperature sleeping bag do you suggest I take? I want to pack as lightweight as possible of course, and was wonder if a 55F would be heavy enough? Any suggestions? Thank you!
  9. nonami

    2016 September/October Peregrinos Departures

    (Please note I will be leaving home for my Camino on 5th September Sydney Australia time. Depending on internet connections, it may take a few days for me to add your name to the list after this date. It will be done!) If you are starting your Camino during the months of September or October...
  10. K

    Mozarabe from Malaga starting March 12, 2016

    Hi everybody, Just wondering whether there are more people planning to walk this route around this time? best KG
  11. A

    Reservations in April/May?

    Hi, I am planning to walk the Camino from April 15-May 15 starting in Pamplona. I am wondering if I need to make reservations at the albergues before hand at this time of year, or if it is likely slow enough at this time that I can just show up? I see others had mentioned making reservations in...
  12. Forrestt

    My First Camino, start 8th January 2016

    Hey! So I'm leaving my house in less than a couple of hours to start my adventure. Staying down at a friends then flying off to France tomorrow! I don't really know what to say, I feel I am about as prepared as I can be, I don't have a background in this kind of thing so I know it's going to...
  13. Wokabaut_Meri

    2016 Happy New Year

    Before I get caught up in our (quiet and understated) New Year celebrations, I've taken a moment to reflect upon my year and my Camino... wonderful memories of an extraordinary walk... and my Camino continues still... I'd also like to acknowledge all the help, wisdom and support on this Forum...
  14. peregrina2000

    2016 -- Year of the Norte

    I don't know how many people do "camino specific" searches when they read the forum, but I think this is news that anyone walking the Norte should have. (So, excuse the double posting, one for the Primitivo, one for the Norte). 2016 has been named by the Xunta the Year of the Norte and...
  15. peregrina2000

    Who is going to walk the Invierno in 2016?

    Now that the Xunta de Galicia has given its "official recognition" to the Camino de Invierno, I think we can expect that there will be a big increase in numbers of pilgrims. Now that isn't necessarily saying much because the increase I saw between 2012 and 2015 was that I went from seeing no...
  16. karry

    March-April 2016

    Hi everyone! I plan on doing the camino next year during mid March to April from Roncesvalles to Santiago Does any one have any packing tips? I know this is Spring time. Also, any advice on cheaper transportation to Roncesvelles from Madrid airport? Thank you! Karry
  17. amorfati1

    Jubilee Year/Holy Year Dec 2015 - Nov 2016 - Announced today by Papa Francesco -

    http://ncronline.org/news/vatican/francis-announces-new-global-jubilee-holy-year-mercy http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2015/03/13/about_the_jubilee_of_mercy/1129281 http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2015/03/13/pope_francis_homily_with_announcement_of_year_of_mercy/1129218 The reason that I am...

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