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  1. J

    Camino Portugues - Pros and Cons of starting from Lisbon

    Hey everyone, I am planning to do Camino Du Portugues in June of 2019. My rough plan at the moment is to do the interior route from Lisbon to Porto and then once in Porto take the coastal route to Santiago. Is this a good idea? I have been researching a bunch of stuff and I've seen a lot...
  2. ShoughShough

    Packing List - What's missing?

    Hi all, Long time reader, first time poster. I'll be walking my first Camino this June/July (Norte, Primitivo and Finisterre). I'm coming in around 7.5kgs skin-out weight before food/water, so about 5kg pack weight depending on what I'm wearing. The weight is okay for my size, but would love...
  3. D

    First Camino, Need some advice

    With little time to plan, we are 2 ladies intending to set out on Camino Portugal on May 15 for about 2 weeks. We are first timer on the Camino. Living our whole life in cities. Been reading for a few days the posts in this forum, very grateful for so many helpful and inspiring pilgrims sharing...
  4. yoosusie

    Last minute journey to Compostela?! Crazy or Worth it

    Dear past, present, and future pilgrims. I (F, 24) have been intrigued to go on this journey ever since I was in high school. In between college with summer school and other vacations I have never been able to go (didn't have the courage). I graduated college last May (2017) and have yet to...
  5. Uygsan

    First Time Walker CF May 2018

    Hi everybody I am Glenda and I will be doing the CF 3rd week of May 2018. I will only be able to do a portion of the route due to other commitments. I am in an ok condition though i have not hiked multiple days for a while. The longest i’ve done was walking to Machu Picchu via the Salkantay...
  6. F

    Apprehensive but eager newbie, solo...

    Hi, all... So I've lived in France for 5 years and the camino has been in the back of my head for a long time and I finally have a short bit of time to do some walking. I was looking at plane tix from SJdC to Paris and found one for 30€ and bought it ... so I guess this means I am going to have...
  7. andywild

    first time on a camino? feel free to read and comment on my blog

    I decided to document my Camino adventure (CF) with a blog. This will be my first Camino and I plan to go from couch potato to trail-ready between feb1st and april 18th (my start date). As I prepare for my Camino no doubt I will make mistakes which I hope you can avoid. Also maybe it will...
  8. 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
  9. J

    September weather and sleeping bags

    Hi all My Husband and I are planning on walking the last 200km (or at least the last 10 days to Santiago) in mid September 2018. Planning on walking about 18 to 25km a day. Does anyone have any suggestions on a good place to start? In terms of weather, how cold it will get? I am from South...
  10. T

    5 Days for Part of Camino de Madrid

    Hello! I am a female, 21-year-old first timer! I currently live in Madrid and want to do the Camino de Madrid, as I love the fact that it isn't too popular and has few industrial cities along the way. However, the average amount of time to complete it is 2 weeks-- I will be on break and only...
  11. P

    Starting in Triacastela

    Hey everyone! I am preparing to embark on my first el camino experience this may! My head is swirling with thousands of questions, but to begin I was wondering if it was possible to get public transportation to Triacastela from either the airport in Santiago or the one in Madrid? I only have 6-7...
  12. falcooat

    New Pilgrim starting to plan!

    Hello all! Although I have been on the forum for awhile now, this is my very first post. :) After much theoretical planning our trip for the Camino Frances it is now starting to become real as my 16yr old son and I have our tickets from MSP to KEF to CDG to BIQ. I have already booked SJPP and...
  13. S

    Wailing woman in Sarria

    Hi everyone! First post from me. I'm a solo female traveller and arrived in Sarria yesterday to start my walk today. I'm staying in an albergue on the camino and last night an old woman started wailing and singing and playing a tin whistle for a few hours in the middle of the night. I booked a...
  14. N

    Last 100 km: How to Reach Starting Point?

    Hi! I hiked most of Camino Frances (some bussing due to injuries) starting in Saint John Pied de Port last year with my mother. For us, it was pretty simple to get the train in and start at the "start" of the trail. Next summer, I am planning a trip with my best friend who has NEVER hiked...
  15. Nastucha

    LIVE from the Camino My first Camino

    Hi everyone, my name is Anastasia and this Camino (starting from Madrid and heading towards Santiago and maybe a bit further if I can make it) is a part of my first ever solo travel experience. I am a little unprepared and was feeling really anxious about starting the Camino for about 2 weeks...
  16. M

    Norte in October compared to CF

    Q: Is it stupid/to late to start Camino del Norte on september 25 for a solo first timer? So I arrive in Biarritz monday the 25th of september, and the plan was to the go to SJPDP and start the CF. I have spend hours/months thinking about if I should take the CdN or CF and finally settled on...
  17. A

    Looking to walk in Spring.

    Being from the southern hemisphere, I have no experience of spring in the northern. I am thinking about starting the Camino Frances around middle of April 2018. What kind of weather can I expect? What temperatures? Is the road more slippery? Is this a busy time on the Camino Frances? Are...
  18. G

    Solo Camino - time scale and camping

    Good day kind reader, I've decided to undertake the Camino Francés at the end of March/beginning of April 2018. I won't have any great time constraints as I'll be leaving my job prior to embarking on the journey to work on my writing whilst on the road. I guess my main query is whether there is...
  19. C

    From one first-timer to another

    As I approach the one year anniversary of my journey along the Camino, I find my mind drifting back to the crunching of the rocky sand path under my shoes; the repetitive, meditative beat of a boy trekking across the emptiness of the Spanish plains. A boy who never expected to do embark on such...
  20. L

    Do i need to plan?! Advice

    Hello there, I recently quite my job after a stressful year or 2, I am doing the camino starting late aug 2017. I am hoping to find some peace and maybe some new direction in life/time to reflect as I don't think i will return to my stressful profession so am trying to be open to opportunities...
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