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  1. peregrina2000

    New entrance into Santiago from Monte de Gozo

    First, they tried to keep pilgrims safe by taking away the sign showing entrance into Santiago (how many of us dangerously darted across the highway to get our picture taken :rolleyes:). This next step is a much bigger deal. The article shows pictures of the new walkway from Monte de Gozo...
  2. Kathar1na

    A bigger cairn on the Camino Francés

    A waymarker near the pass on the Route Napoleon has been improved by the local camino association of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port who also run the pilgrims office in the town. The following pictures show the final result of their recent improvement works, the improvement works while ongoing and a...
  3. VNwalking

    One Day at a time, One Photo at a Time (Part 3)

    A few of us can now think of walking or are even out there on the camino, while the rest of us can only wait, and cultivate patience Rounds one and two of this thread have allowed us all a chance to turn towards the happy memories day by day, and to share the gift of walking even when we cannot...
  4. peregrina2000

    Alcalá del Júcar, a jewel on the Lana

    Escapada Rural keeps sending me links to all the many beautiful places to visit in rural Spain. Today, I got one about Alcalá del Júcar, which was a planned stop on my ”2020 Lana.” It looks just gorgeous, and helps motivate me to think about “2021 Lana.” Any other members hoping to walk the...
  5. VNwalking

    A weird post for a weird time

    I just saw this interesting article about the Alhambra. It's not the usual. If you go there and can peel your eyes away from the buildings, there are other things to notice. It's...

    Where is this bridge? Just a little fun.

    There is a small twist to this one so I ask members who know to give the others a small clue rather than an outright answer.
  7. peregrina2000

    Castles in Spain (many on a camino)

    I have occasionally reserved places to stay on the Escapada Rural website, and now they must think it’s a good idea to email me with tantalizing information about why I should be going to Spain. Just got this one, with a list of 31 ”not to be missed” castles. Though I think any list of ”top...
  8. Lhollo

    Atapuerca excavation: visitor info?

    Does anyone know what the situation is for visiting the site of the Atapuerca excavation? I’ve been to the museum website and emailed them but haven’t yet had a response. We’d like to walk through the narrow canyon area and see the site, if not the dig itself. It’ll be early next June before...
  9. ivar

    Xunta is fixing up the Albergue at monasterio de Oseira

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  10. peregrina2000

    Ojo Güareña on the Camino Olvidado

    I’ve been doing some poking around the internet in preparation for another Zoom meeting on the Olvidado. I should stop, because I have been finding some amazing sites that are not on camino, just a stone’s throw away. But I was totally oblivious when I walked. Here’s one of the most amazing...
  11. VNwalking

    One day at a time, one photo at a time...

    We're all out here, waiting for the new normal to coalesce - and for the day when we can walk the camino again. These are undoubtedly hard times, on many levels. Lest we mire in the difficulties, many of us are turning to remembrances of walks past to keep our spirits up. So here is a place to...
  12. VNwalking

    Detailed Planning for Viejo/Olvidado from Pamplona

    Now that I have the hang of walking virtually after taking on the Invierno, I'm going to be more ambitous: next up is the combination of the Viejo and Olvidado from Pamplona to Ponferrada. I won't go any faster then I walk here everyday, so it will take a while (weeks? months?). As I go I'll...
  13. AJGuillaume

    Virtual (and very detailed) plan to walk the VdlP and Sanabrés (planning while in confinement)

    This year we were going to walk from Lisbon to SdC, after a few shorter walks in France and a week volunteering at SJPdP. As a result of Covid-19, we are now confined in Melbourne, Australia, and I have been keeping the dream alive by planning 2021 and 2022 (when I am not running after a...
  14. rappahannock_rev

    La Peregrina
  15. C clearly

    Detailed planning for the Camino Sanabres, March-April 2020

    Before COVID-19, etc., my 2020 plan was to walk the Camino Sanabres in the Spring. I haven't done this route before, although I did walk from Seville to Astorga in 2017. I have my spreadsheet ready, with distances, villages, optional stages, and a few notes. I have the Gerald Kelly 2020 guide...
  16. Bradypus

    Cruz de Ferro - plans for landscaping and redevelopment

    Local news sites have reported on plans to landscape the area around the Cruz de Ferro and add new toilet facilities and parking area. A project by the local authorities to be funded by a donation from an anonymous American pilgrim. Thanks to @SYates for pointing out the story...
  17. islandwalker

    Buying Alhambra tickets online system changes

    For anyone walking through Granada, this posting on a TripAdvisor forum might be of interest. It says that starting March 1st, instead of the current 29% of tickets being available online for 14 euros, there will be a progressive change to 70% being available online to private individuals. I...
  18. Richard DeMerchant

    Camino Must See

    We are hiking the Camino Frances from SJPDP to Santiago starting June 28th. In our research, we have come across a few "must-see" places and things on the Camino or just off the trail. I was hoping to get some suggestions from other pilgrims of places and things to see. For example, we would...
  19. Bonnie M

    If you had time to explore

    My husband and I are walking Camino Frances (from Burgos on 9/12) and our son has decided to walk Primitivo (from Oviedo on 9/26), We hope to meet up in Melide and finish together! I need to build in a few rest/tour days so we can sync up. What other towns/sites (between Burgos and Melide)...
  20. Sam Hardman

    What are your favourite places on the Primitivo?

    I don't like to overplan my Caminos and usually prefer to just walk until I am tired then stop. But, there are always a few places that are really special and worth planning a visit even if that means finishing a stage a bit early, or walking on a bit longer than usual. So, for those who have...