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  1. Latecomer

    100 (or so) iconic images for Camino Francés video .. Any missing?

    < This post is just background.. Skip to next post in thread to see my preliminary list of iconic images. > I begin my first Camino Francés leaving SJPDP on September 11 (I did the VDLP in 2015). I am walking with my neighbor, our average age is 68. We have about 49 days available in Spain so...
  2. Hgailey

    My Camino Journal 1

    n the Fall of 2015, after 25 long years of daydreaming, planning and talking about the Camino to anyone who would listen, Heather Gailey set out, at the age of 52, to walk the Camino Frances, solo in the Fall of 2015. Although friends and family thought she had lost my mind, she believes she...
  3. U

    Leon to Santiago

    I will be in Europe for 90 days. Originally I wanted to have 5-6 weeks to walk the entire Camino Francis (which I still may do). But should I fall behind schedule with my other touring (other parts of France/Spain) how would just walking from Leon to Santiago? I know I can, I'm asking how...
  4. Samantha Davies

    Camino de Santiago Frances on Google Maps

    For those who are planning to walk the Camino Frances, I've marked every stage on Google maps so you can download it on your phone and use it during your way. Main stages have a link with info on tips, what to see and what to eat. Hope you find it useful, any feedback is appreciated x Here's the...
  5. Samantha Davies

    Camino de Santiago Frances on Google Maps 2018-04-23

    For those who are planning to walk the Camino Frances, I've marked every stage on Google maps so you can download it on your phone and use it during your way. Main stages have a link with info on tips, what to see and what to eat. Hope you find it useful, any feedback is appreciated x Here's the...
  6. Thomas1962

    The 'All Albergues on the Camino Frances' list in KML or GPX format December 2017

    This file is the KML/GPX version of the most famous “All” Albergues on the Camino Frances in one pdf. All credits for the PDF file goes to SYates. These KML/GPX files are made in cooperation with the Dutch Confaternity of Saint James (Het Nederlands Genootschap van Sint Jacob-NGSJ) This KML or...
  7. CirrusTheCloud

    Tattoo Parlor Recommendations in Santiago

    I'm on my way to Santiago, and I really want to get a tattoo while I'm there. Just a small, simple black scallop shell, preferably a walk in. Any recommendations for a good, clean parlor in Santiago that does walk ins? Preferably also one with an artist/artists that speak English, and/or...
  8. CirrusTheCloud

    Albergue in Trabadelos

    So tonight I'm staying in Albergue Camino y Leyenda... I do not recommend it. See, it's clean, charming, the owner is very nice, the whole upstairs is the sleeping area, kitchen, sitting area, and bathrooms. Great little place, and I'd love it, if it weren't for the dog. I'm a little baffled...
  9. R

    Astorga to Santiago de Compostela

    Hi! I am planning to walk from Astorga to Santiago de Compostela in begninning of May. I am planning two days of rest, one in Villafranca, and the other in Sarria or Pontomarin? In which of the two towns would u prefer to stay an extra day?
  10. Iain McKie

    My Camino Dream 2018-04-06

  11. Olivia Covarrubias

    What's your favorite sello (stamp) from the Camino?

    Hi, I was looking at my stamps from last year and love them all, but the one from Logrono is my favorite so far. Returning this year in May to complete my journey. What's your favorite sello (stamp)? Olivia
  12. CJ Williams

    Santa Maria de Eunate: opening times and access 2018

    Greetings from Santa María de Eunate everyone! As most of you are aware, the church has been closed during the winter months. I am posting to let everyone know that we will be re-opening to general visits next weekend, on Saturday 24 March, in anticipation of the start of Holy Week, and will...
  13. MichelleElynHogan

    The Most Important Question Ever Asked

    In all seriousness, as I walk the Camino Frances this Spring, I need to ask the best places to find, “Guinness.” Any and all help is very much appreciated. I am mildly anemic and it helps build the iron in my blood. BTW, did you know that St. Peter’s Gate is right next door to St. James Gate...
  14. verolero

    Newbie starting on April 5th from Pamplona!

    Hello Everyone :) I know there are many posts about first time walkers heading out, but I wanted to throw out my own :) I have spent the last few months preparing for this walk, and it is almost a reality! On April 5th I will start my walk from Pamplona. I plan to make my way to Santiago de...
  15. Olivia Covarrubias

    Sahagun - New Hostal

    Has anyone heard about a new "hospederia" opening in Sahagun? Can anyone please tell me what a hospederia even is? Hostel, hostal, albergue?? Lastly, anyone have a recommendation to stay in Sahagun? Thank you so much Olivia
  16. Olivia Covarrubias

    RENFE Train Ticket Refund

    Hi and Hola: I'm going back to Spain to complete the Camino in May. I'll be flying into Madrid, then taking the Renfe to Burgos - meeting with friends. Originally my daughter was going with me, but she cannot make it. There is a wonderful couple and their friend going, along with another who...
  17. J

    One week camino from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

    I am planning my first camino in August 2018 and alone. I booked a flight to Biarritz and would like to know what airport to choose on my way back. I can walk 15 - 20 Kilometers in a day. Many thanks for your advise
  18. sophie_d

    A Thank You for your Help and Link to Santiago Masters Thesis

    Hello, Back in the summer I had just come back from the Camino del Norte and asked the forum for help with my Masters thesis by completing a survey. That thesis is now written, marked, and I graduated in December! (I got a distinction, by the way ;)) Given the meagre word limit of 15,000...
  19. Olivia Covarrubias

    LUGO - Is it worth it for a side trip

    Hi Pilgrims, Has anyone been to Lugo from the Camino Frances? I was thinking about visiting for the day from Vega de Valcarce with a passenger service, but not sure if that's the best place to go from? Otherwise, I would do it from Sarria. Any recommendations? Thank you, Olivia
  20. Iain McKie

    My Camino Dream by Iain McKie 2018-02-01

    Following in the footsteps of thousands of pilgrims, this is Iain’s very personal account of walking the Camino de Santiago. The journey of discovering himself, and answering many of life’s questions, takes him on a daily adventure - from his first thought of the Camino to walking the 500 mile...


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