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  1. A

    Looking for pilgrim Finding SUNJOO an old friend Aug-sept 2011

    Please forgive this thread but I have tried hard to find a Camino friend who appeared In a film we made during August to September 2011 on the Camino frances route Her name was Sunjoo, a South Korean but who lived in Australia, as you know second names are rare on the Camino and her email was...
  2. E

    Camino del Norte in April?

    Hi everyone. This is my first time posting here and I need some advice. I walked the Francés last august and it was wonderful (maybe a bit hot). I would like to walk the del Norte but I have to start in the beginning of April. I know that it rains A LOT that time of year so I'm a little bit...
  3. kdespot

    Did you fall in love on the Camino?

    Yes, most of us fell in love WITH the Camino... but did you have a special romantic connection with another human on yours? It would be great to hear your story, and how it turned out when the Camino came to an end, if you're willing to share.
  4. E

    I met someone on the camino, never got their contact details and would like to find them somehow.

    I made a friend on the camino, and would love to get in contact with them! I know what albergue we stayed in, would they be able to give me contact details if they booked it via email/phone? Or would they not be allowed disclose that information? I didn't even get a second name, but I know where...
  5. K

    Racial discrimination on the Camino

    Hello and big thanks to members of the forum for sharing. I have been reading posts religiously hoping not to have to bring this question up myself. I plan on hiking the Camino Frances solo starting April 1st. I am of African descent and black ; I wonder what level of racial discrimination I may...
  6. C

    Looking for Luigi from Sicily

    Hi Was walked Camino Frances April-May 2017. I met Luigi in Sarria and he was incredibly helpful to me for a few days. He is from Sicily and is a Postal worker. I wanted to thank him as he left the Albergue in Palas de Rei early and I did not see him again...this is a bit of a long shot! Please...
  7. Richard Ray

    Advice for Starting a Local "Friends of the Camino" Group

    I've been giving some thought to trying to create a forum for Camino pilgrims who live in West Michigan (USA). I'd be interested in learning how others who have done something similar in their communities have approached the task. How did you develop your list of pilgrims to whom you could...
  8. ouroboros

    Camino as a balm for grief

    I returned a couple weeks ago from walking the Portuguese from Porto to Santiago with my husband, Stuart. On my 9th day of walking, somewhere near Caldas de Reis, I got news from my sister that my mother died that morning. I knew that she was in decline before I left for Portugal, but did not...
  9. Richmond Gardner

    Looking for pilgrim Searching for friends

    I finished walking on May 10 and would like to connect with people I met. Should have been proactive, but am generally happy to let temporary relationships be just that. However, I got separated from my group as I waited in Sarria for family and friends. So here goes- Patrick from Liverpool...
  10. Joseph_MT

    Camino Family - April 2017

    I travelled alone to SJPdP to what I thought was going to be my solo journey, however from Day 1 found a wonderful family who welcomed me with open arms, we've looked for each other, cared for each other, shared lots of stories and experiences together. This is what the Camino is all about...
  11. Clare L

    Young woman looking for a walking friend or group

    I am a 22 year old graduating from college in the United States this May and planning on walking El Camino from SJPDP to Santiago between May 20–June 22/23 (but would be willing to adjust dates slightly!) Though I understand many young women walk alone, I'm hoping to get in contact with some...
  12. B

    Camino thoughts from a man in a kilt

    Greetings one and all. I am about a month back from my walk on the Camino Frances. I took the time as there are a large number of thoughts rioting around inside my head. First of all, every man should walk the Camino in a kilt. Socially and physically. I met all sorts of people...there must...
  13. P

    What you need the camino provides.

    Today the 10 of may 2016 it is 1 year since I took my first steps out of SJPdP on the road to Santiago. After posting here and putting my name on the calender, I was ready to go on the camino and meet my camino family. But my biggest fear was that I was going to end up walking alone. Or walking...
  14. S

    Slow walk - May 2016 companions for Sarria to Santiago

    Hi, I will be walking Sarria to Santiago in May. I am flexible on start date. I would like to walk say 12-15 km per day or thereabouts, So I think that will take 8-11 days. Anyone want to do a slower paced walk? Yes, I know I will see many happy walkers along the way, but it would be good to...
  15. Robo

    The Challenges of Walking the Camino with your Best Friend!

    It seemed like a great idea, but the descent into Zubiri in the pouring rain really tested the relationship………. Even though I’d known my walking companion for years. He's a really interesting character with an unpronounceable Thai/Chinese name (Thaw), so he goes by the nickname ‘Bean’...
  16. S

    Lonely to Camino?

    Hi Everyone! Is it a must to go alone on this way? I mean what about if you go with somebody you need to be with? Is it allowed? Is is useful?
  17. TerryB

    Walking with a companion

    On our recent pilgrimage on the Camino Inglés we met a number of people who, like ourselves, were walking together. It can, it seems, raise a number of problems and tensions, some of which could possibly be avoided with a bit of 'forward planning'! This kind of comment for example This year...

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