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  1. C

    Please provide a beginner Information

    I am a new pilgrim of El Camino. I would really like to walk El Camino Aragonese but I cannot find any travel agencies that will help. Does anyone know of any? If not, will someone please give me advice on how to succeed in this route. I am having trouble finding information. Thank you so much!
  2. J

    Starting in September and looking for answers

    Dear peregrinos, It looks like my DH and I will be able to start our trip in early September. I need to book our flights and would like your feedback. We have about 40 days to walk, give or take a day due to flights. We know we won't be able to make it to Santiago but are ok with it. We'll...
  3. Siv

    Questions about Le Puy Route (July 2017)

    I will arrive at Le Puy 5th of july. This is my first time walking a camino so I have a few questions :-) What is the path like? Do I need my high mountain shoes or will Trail shoes (Hoka) be enough? I have decided to bring a liner to sleep in. Will this be enough? Is it really so many...
  4. B

    Getting Lost

    Hello friends, I'll be walking my first Camino along the Norther Route, and starting in mid-July. I'll be walking alone. I'm getting very excited! I'd like to seek the general wisdom of the forum re: how to avoid getting lost. I have no head for directions and modest map-reading skills. I've...
  5. M

    Looking for Camino recommendations for 1 week in October for solo female traveller

    Hello! It looks like I may have a week in Europe in the second week of October and I have always wanted to do the Camino de Santiago. I know a week isn't long but I want to seize the opportunity and at least get a taste of the famous journey. So, I am seeking your recommendations on route or...
  6. Alberte

    Getting from A to B

    Hi everybody! I love reading all of the forums and they have been such a great help for me through my preparations for my first camino EVER! I am going to Spain this July to walk from Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela. I am arriving at SCQ and here is my question: How will I easiest (and...
  7. S

    Nervous wreck looking to start mid-August 2017

    Hello everyone - Seemingly on a whim I decided that nothing would do for me but walk the Camino and the only time I can do it is mid-August to end September. I am not overweight but not that fit either - on the trails near my house I can do 2.5 miles per hour but am anxious about what the Camino...
  8. Alberte

    First time on the road

    Hi everybody! I am a danish girl (22 y/o) who will walk the camino for the first time in July. I will spend 2 weeks on the Camino Frances, starting off in Ponferrada. Is it necessary to book hostels in advance? I know that there are many people walking on the road this month, and since it is my...
  9. Roops

    Camino Del Norte - Advice / Tips

    Hey everyone, I just want to say a big hello to everyone in the forum. My friend and I are planning on walking the Camino del Norte in July / August 2017. We will be starting in Bilbao (flying from Manchester, England) and have 22 days. We have planned walks for 19 days with the walks ranging...
  10. M

    My Credential arrived in the post... so...?

    What do I need to do when I get to SJPDP, do I need to still go and register somewhere or can I just begin walking now?
  11. Font007

    Anxious last 3 weeks

    Hi all, I have three weeks before I depart for Spain and start my Camino. After having planned this for about 8 months, I now feel unsure, doubtful, nervous, overwhelmed. I have read two guides, looked at countless blogs, websites, comments, movies, videos-I think I know everything and am I...
  12. irishgurrrl

    Thank You :)

    Hey folks, I just want to thank everyone who has helped me on this forum. You are all a fantastic bunch of people and nothing ever seems too much trouble. Anyway, on my way to Campiello today. Finding the ole hills tough on this Camino but sure slow and steady will get me there at any rate :)...
  13. T

    Suggestions for Walking from Pamplona to Burgos

    I just returned (April 5-April 14) from walking the Camino from Pamplona to Burgos and had a couple of thoughts that may be helpful. Sim Cards: I purchased an Orange Prepaid Holidays sim card at the Crystal Media Shop at the airport in terminal T4. The clerk installed it in my iPhone SE and...
  14. Roger Pimenta

    Starting CF April 1st and jitters just hit me...

    Hi Everyone, First off I must give a huge thanks to everyone that’s put so much energy into creating, managing and contributing to this community. Like so many others, I truly appreciate all the help and insight into what I can expect on my first Camino. Which lead me to this forum and the...
  15. P

    A Few Random Questions

    Hello all! I have e few questions that have been ruminating in my head for a while now in regard to my plans to walk from St. Jean to Santiago in July-August of this summer. Any help would be greatly appreciated. :) 1.) The first thing that I've been confused about is what it is like for you...
  16. Kris53

    First Time Pilgrim In Need Of Help And Moral Support - May 2017

    Greetings Fellow Pilgrims! Recently, I lost my 29 year old son in a tragic accident. He died less than 2 months before his 30th Birthday. His death has had a very profound impact on me and my family and has shaken me to my core. As a result, I am planning on traveling to Portugal and...
  17. E

    camino advice

    Hi, I am debating walking the camino from burgos - santiago in the next few weeks and have a few questions before I make a final decision: 1) is this too late notice, does walking the camino require more than a few weeks planning time? 2) what is the infrastructure like on the camino in March...
  18. ravichok

    Best route for a first timer

    Hi all, Been reading and enjoying this forum for a while - thank you to all the regular posters lighting the way for us newcomers. I am planning to walk the camino for the first time in July/Aug 2017 and have about 3 weeks time. I know that is near peak season and want to avoid large crowds...
  19. P

    Newbie Questions

    We are planning to hike the Camino Frances as a family (2 adults, 2 girls age 11 and 13) in 4 stages over 4 years, starting in July, 2017. We are aware that this is the high season, but unfortunately that's the time when we are able to go. In our normal lives, we are reasonably active but not...
  20. AlexanderAZ

    Sept 2017 CF...need timing input

    Planning to do SJPdP to Fisterra with my Dad mid-Sept (2017) start. We are not bound by an external schedule. I'm having a bit of difficulty in figuring out the exact number of days so we can purchase our plane tickets. We are both in excellent health and very active although we want to roll at...
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