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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Hamish72

    Don't sweat the packing list

    Our latest post is aimed at those pilgrims looking for help with the packing list. We have including comments on how useful we found each item and what we took but shouldn't have. http://www.2checkingout.com/camino-de-santiago/2017/5/18/the-ultimate-camino-packing-list-2017 One of the...
  4. L

    Can't Stop Worrying! Solo Female!

    Hi everyone! I'm a 22 year old female walking the Camino Frances by myself in 3 weeks. I've been so excited to do it. But I've just seen a news article regarding a woman who was murdered on the Camino. I've tried to ignore it. But of course my brain is incapable of that and so ive spent the last...
  5. S

    St. Jean Pied de Port

    Hello, my name is Sander, I am 18 years old now, and will be 19 when i plan to walk Camino Frances this summer. I was told to start off in Saint Pied de Port, and since I am totally new to this I figured this was the place to ask. How do I get to Saint Pied de Port? Like, what is the nearest...
  6. M

    Now it feels real!

    It's becoming more and more a reality! My dream of doing another camino has taken on a life of it's own, and has turned into a loose plan! As it stands, my plan is to hike from Seville as far as Salamanca, from mid-Feb to mid-March. I will need to save the rest of the VdlP for another time...
  7. L

    Biarritz Airport.

    Hi everyone, just looking for a bit of well needed information. I will be landing on a Saturday in biarritz airport at 5.40 pm. What is the best way to make it to Jean pied after this time ? thanks!
  8. A

    Walking As A Minor

    Hi! I'm a 16 year old girl who'll be 17 by early July of 2017, when I hope to be walking the CF. My initial question: is this a good idea, considering I'll be alone? My parents trust me to take care of myself and manage the hike well, but I'm worried about the minor-friendliness of the Camino...
  9. Wokabaut_Meri

    That Old Camino Feeling

    Hi from a wet, windy and recovering South Australia. You may have caught news of the 1 in 50 year storm that raged through our state on Wednesday and Thursday. The entire state lost its electricity supply in the afternoon affecting school pickups and commuters, backup generators failed at a...
  10. Angelrawr

    Last minute help for packing list please? :D

    Hi peregrinos! In less than 24 hours, I hop on the plane that will take me to Madrid and then the bus that will take me to Burgos. I am so excited, but worried that I haven't packed well enough! Will I bring too much stuff? Forget something crucial? Take the wrong thing? Please pitch in anything...
  11. R

    Starting point: help! How to get to Calzadilla

    Dear Camino Company, I need help planning, and I'm set to leave in 5 days! I've got my passport, my Brierly and all my supplies. What I don't have is a way to get from the MAd airport to my starting point on the Frances. I'm trying to book my transit from Madrid airport to wherever I start the...
  12. D

    Lost Phone - Carrion de los Condes July 3

    Longest of long shots?My wife- who is walking the Camino lost her phone- keep an eye out for it? She is in Carrion de LOS condes Hi everyone, My wife is walking the camino and she just FB messaged me to let me know she misplaced/lost/had her phone stolen. She is in Carrion de LOS condes... if...
  13. Deanpf

    thank you

    Just a thnks to all on this forum. I just returned home from my first Camino and it was a better experience because of many people here. My pack was 13 pounds and did not really contain anything I didn't use, my travel there and starting point were well chosen and the small walking tips I read...
  14. S

    Artieda

    Hello, cannot get through to the albergue in Artieda - can anyone confirm it's open? Had some terrible experiences the other side of the pyrenees when being optimistic. Thanks
  15. N

    Bus Problems!

    Hi guys, I am just wondering has anyone travelled from Bilbao to Pamplona by bus? I had booked two tickets for two weeks time from the bus company La Union and I have had serious problems with them (site went down, transactions went through twice, received no tickets!) after a dozen emails...
  16. K

    Can anyone help with a starting point? : )

    Hello! Im going to be walking a section of the Camino Portugues starting on the 3rd of May. I dont have much time sadly as Im having to travel back home on the 12th of May. This will be my first experience of walking a part of a Camino. I want to finish up in Santiago and the fly home. I was...
  17. Kimberley Hall

    Newbie in need of advice!

    Hi All, I'm so excited I booked my flights yesterday to walk the Camino del Norte starting from Bilbao in September this year. It's been a dream for many years. I have done my research on the different routes and as this is the least walked I have chosen this one. I'll be doing the walk alone...
  18. Missing Mike

    Need help, I just lost my only child 3 months ago and feel called to the El Camino

    My only son, my beloved Mike is gone with no warning. So I walk this El Camino to find life, purpose and a will to live if it is meant to be. This is what I have so far--This is a journey for me, not a race, as it is the journey of my life right now. I plan to leave Austin, TX to...
  19. 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!
  20. N

    Travelling out of Santo Domingo

    My dad and I plan to continue our Camino from Pamplona and finish in Santo Domingo. I am finding it very hard to find transport out of Santo Domingo to either Bilbao or Biarritz airports. Has anyone else travelled out of Santo Domingo? Can anyone advise me on the best route to take? I...


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