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  1. Lwight

    Safety for pre-dawn starts on the Camino Frances

    Like others who have recently posted, I live/train in a very cool environment and am concerned about the shock of Trail temperatures. There has been much valuable info on how to minimize that shock, and I appreciate it. But I'm considering taking that advice a bit further, by starting each...
  2. P

    Theft overnight in an Albergue

    Cautionary note re robbery. I was in a sixteen bed dorm and all my money was stolen. My wallet had three hundred euros, one hundred Canadian dollars and fifty Australian dollars. My wallet was secure (I thought). I believe someone saw me transfer the wallet to my walking shorts. The shorts...
  3. 1

    Unattended Pack

    Hi all. Curious to know what others do with their packs when they arrive at the accommodation each night. Appears alit of places dont have a secure locker. Seeing as alot of posts warn not to leave your stuff unattended, wonderful what you do if you want to look around the town after checkin...
  4. Bradypus

    Peregrina rescued by bomberos near Roncesvalles

    A local news website is reporting the rescue of a German peregrina who took shelter overnight from heavy snow in a shepherd hut in the hills near Roncesvalles...
  5. sarahchicago

    New report of flasher on Portugues

    A post on the (edit) Portuguese Camino Facebook page and on the Camigas Facebook page mentions a recent encounter with a man wearing a mask who exposed his genitals to a female pilgrim somewhere on the Portugues. It must be before Corgo (because the poster mentions meeting another, second...
  6. Bradypus

    Thefts from pilgrims in albergues - Logrono and Estella

    Diario de Navarra is reporting the arrest of a man in Estella in connection with thefts from pilgrims in albergues in Logrono and Estella, as well as the theft of a handbag during mass in a church in Estella. The man had been walking the Camino and staying in albergues. On arrest he was also...
  7. joramos

    Stolen Backpack (Torres del Rio)

    Hello, I'm posting on my father's account to alert other Pilgrims to be watchful of their bags when being transported. This morning as we departed Torres del Rio (Albergue Hostal Rural Pata de Oca) we left my father and brother's backpacks in the designated area for pick up. Less than an hour...
  8. K

    Safety around Esposende

    Today I was walking along the seafront of Esposonde solo and an older man in a white van started driving slowly along the pavement next to me. When I noticed him he drove off and turned around and drove the opposite way slowly. He then turned round and followed again. When I noticed that time...
  9. H

    LIVE from the Camino STOLEN from Foncebadon cafe 10am Sunday Oct 2, 2022

    Sad the report that on my second day on the Camino someone stole my GORE-TEX jacket from a table just behind me. Fluorescent yellow cycling jacket marked GORE on the outside in small black letters. Black on the inside. It's ruined my day and is for my safety early in the morning. Reward for...
  10. A

    Alert Camino Coastal Litoral North from Esponse

    Hi all, I'm sad to be posting this but I felt sharing my experience would be a cautionary tale for those moving forward. I started my Camino four days ago and have fallen in love as many do, but had an unfortunate encounter with an attempted assault and/or robbery yesterday afternoon on the...
  11. rickyt

    Sleeping with valuables

    I have read various posts about carrying your valuables, such as money, passports, etc, while walking, showering, etc but what do people do while asleep? Do you continue to wear them? Are they safe in your pack overnight? Just trying to figure out the logistics of it all as it relates to...
  12. M

    Where do you carry your valuables?

    Hi all, I'm wondering what system do you use to carry your valuables (passport, cash, credit cards etc)? Do you reccomend carrying them outside the backpack in some sort of a fanny pack? In your pocket, so they are on you at all times? I'm thinking about situations like going to the bathroom in...
  13. V

    Theft warning in Cahors

    Hello, I just wanted to warn fellow pilgrims of a theft today in Cahors. I wasn't the victim it was another pilgrim. I'm not naming the gite it occurred at because I don't believe the gite was at fault and I wouldn't like for the gite to have negative repercussions. The pilgrim was leaving at...
  14. Bradypus

    Fake charity scam back yet again

    A Spanish news site is reporting that a long-running scam is back on the Frances. People accosting pilgrims asking for donations for a charity which will never receive them. Sadly a very old familiar story...
  15. T

    Women be aware of Miguel at San Nicolas de Puente Fitero

    Update: I went to the Guardia Civil and they took it very seriously and are going to arrest him. I also contacted the church where it took place and they emailed me last night saying they have fired him and he will no longer be working at the church. I hope that brings comfort to anyone that has...
  16. peregrina2000

    GNR's 2022 Campaign to Enhance Safety on Caminho Routes North of Porto

    A friend of mine just sent a link to a youtube video publicizing the GNR’s (Portuguese National Police) new 2022 effort to enhance safety and add patrols to the caminho routes north of Porto. I think this shows that the Caminho is becoming more of a recognized entity in the...
  17. Fred2a

    Sexual harassment Camino Portugues oct 2021

    Hi, I just completed the camino portugues from Lisbon. I am very thankfull that I had access to such a amount of informations on this forum before leaving and will post myself soon. But before that I would like to make a report on the bad experiences some of my fellow female travellers had to go...
  18. I

    LIVE from the Camino Beware of a man in outskirts of Aviles near Salinas!!!

    Hello All, I wish I would share more positive post , but today I was assaulted by a young man literally on the entrance of a small passage through the little forested bit . I am adding a a screenshot of exact location .There is a way on Buen Camino app which is marked red at exact same spot...
  19. YYC on the go

    Solo travel - Lisbon to Porto

    Hello - I am a single woman in her late 50s hoping to walk (solo) from Lisbon to Porto and meet with friends to continue on to Santiago. I have been advised that the Lisbon-Porto section is not the safest for a single traveller. I've been told there are thefts and exhibitionists along the way...
  20. peregrina2000

    Assault near Lisbon on the Portugués

    As I think anyone reading this thread already knows, there was a violent attack on the Caminho Portugues last week. This thread explains the details. There are many moving pieces, with different endeavors ongoing to document and report. I do not speak for AB, but I know that she is...

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