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  1. Secretary CSJ UK

    Virtual pilgrim open days from the CSJ UK!

    Due to having to close its office, the CSJ UK are now holding their regular Thursday Open Days online instead! Every Thursday at 11am we will host a Zoom video call for an hour or so, where you'll be able to talk with our volunteers - ask your questions about particular topics, routes or the...
  2. VendulaF

    Vía de la Plata as a first camino

    Hello! I am planning to take Vía de la Plata this mid August. I will not walk the entire VdlP, I am planning to walk only from Zamora to Santiago. It is my very first camino and I am planning to go solo. I have chosen this way, due to I want to follow beautiful and calm path (not too crowded)...
  3. F

    Is this a problem?

    Hello guys, I would love to try the camino frances, I will do it on the next summer break, so I don’t have to quit with school... but, in that time I will be 17 years old. Is that a problem? My parents know about my intentions, they support it and they could sign some papers so I could travel...
  4. jungleboy

    Questions for upcoming Camino de Madrid

    Hi all, We leave for Madrid two weeks from today, spending a couple of nights there while visiting friends, and then starting on the Camino de Madrid on Monday 1st April. Here are a few random questions that my cursory research has thrown up so far. I'd appreciate any advice! 1. Gronze shows a...
  5. sophie_d

    Tell me about your experiences on the Camino del Norte and help me with my dissertation!

    Dear the generous and charitable people of the Camino del Norte forum… Having had a terrific response from the lovely people over in the Le Puy forum, I wonder if I might now prevail upon you to give me a little help! I have just got back from an incredible experience on the Camino del Norte...
  6. sophie_d

    Your experiences of the Chemin du Puy - tell me about them and help me with my dissertation!

    Dear the kind and generous people of the le Puy forum… I have just got back from an incredible experience on the Camino del Norte, which was background research for my dissertation in World Heritage Studies (MA) at the University of Birmingham; a dissertation, which, in itself, was an excuse to...
  7. 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...
  8. lemenos

    Via Francigena assistance here

    My wife and i have walked from Aosta near the Swiss border to within 100km of Rome on the Via Francigena, and would be happy to answer any questions from pilgrims interested in this amazing route. We have also done the Caminos de Norte and Primitivo to Santiago de Compostela. Buon cammino! Les
  9. sweet-disposition

    walking it solo

    Hello, I'm a university student from the States starting the Camino Frances alone this summer. As a young woman, many people have discouraged me to do this... To those who have walked the Camino: What are your opinions on walking it alone? Do you have any tips? What have you observed about...
  10. L

    Camino blog

    Just started a little blog on Tumblr about my experience on the Camino if anyone wants to check it out! Nice pictures to! https://www.tumblr.com/blog/irishtravelbug
  11. sadaigh

    Planning Ahead for Summer 2017

    I'm finally going to do this! I have been reading and planning in my spare time for the last 6 months, and despite all the great threads on this forum, I still have some questions. Hopefully some of you awesome people can help me get some answers! I'm starting my Camino in mid-June and will stay...
  12. ChloeRose

    Le Puy guide for new pilgrims

    Hello all! I walked my first Camino in April-July of this year. Best experience of my life! I started in Le Puy and took my time getting all the way to Santiago. I realized early on how much more difficult it is to find information as an Anglophone along the French routes, so I made a website...
  13. ChloeRose

    Booking and planning in advance for Le Puy

    Hello all, This will be my first Camino! I've decided, perhaps irrationally, to begin my first pilgrimage in Le Puy instead of at the more traditional Pyrenees. There's a lot less information out there for this route, and though I speak French fluently, I have never been to France or on an...

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