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  1. D

    First Camino, Need some advice

    With little time to plan, we are 2 ladies intending to set out on Camino Portugal on May 15 for about 2 weeks. We are first timer on the Camino. Living our whole life in cities. Been reading for a few days the posts in this forum, very grateful for so many helpful and inspiring pilgrims sharing...
  2. williamlittig

    The color of safety

    This is not meant to start the rain jacket or poncho debate again, (I use a jacket). What I have reconsidered is the color, because in rain and fog pilgrims are less visible. I looked gallant, suave, overweight but cool in my black jacket but no one could see me. My new gear is safety yellow...
  3. T

    Solo female in October safety

    Greetings! I am a 60 year old female from the USA and plan to walk the Camino Frances solo starting the end of September 2017, starting in Roncesvalles. I am a bit concerned about safety and would like to know if there are usually enough people walking the Camino in October so that I would not...
  4. T

    Solo female walking first stage of camino frances in september

    Hello! I have a free week in september and i was wondering how safe it is for me to walk the first stage of the camino frances alone? I'm 21. Is it very busy in september? My parents are a little concerned for me. I recently did some of the camino portuges with my cousin and i loved it! Thanks!
  5. Jakke

    Virtually safe?

    Bosch offers an interesting app to Germans, that could serve as a basis for a pilgrims' app: Vivatar. It puts a hiker into touch with nearby fellow hikers and can alert them if something is not right. See the article in Computerwoche...
  6. CJ Williams

    Reports of a flasher near Eunate

    Just a heads up everyone, especially for female pilgrims: If you are planning to visit Eunate in the next few days, be alert on the road that descends from Muruzábal to Eunate. An American woman who had made the detour this morning reported the presence of a flasher on the road. I have...
  7. notion900

    Do any albergues still lock people in?

    Further to recent discussion on another thread, I was wondering if there were any albergues on any of the caminos covered by this forum which still lock people in at night, i.e. they cannot open the main door from the inside in the event of an emergency? Please only give information on this...
  8. 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...
  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. B

    Safe for women alone on Via de la Plata?

    Hi there, I'm planning to walk the Via de la Plata starting in Seville at the end of March. Wondering about safety for a woman walking alone with no Spanish! What are the main safety considerations? Appreciate your tips and help. Becky
  11. Kbierstube

    Solo Female Camino Safety

    What are your top 3 safety tips, for a person (female) traveling CF solo? Has/does anyone bring personal safety devices? I.e. Mace, knife, gun? (My husband wants to know) What else? Tia!
  12. nreyn12

    Safety Tip - Walking on the Road

    Safety Tip!!! Hi all from Samos where I am enjoying a stop on my Camino-en-Coche (road trip!). I want to share an observation from the trail and make a request / suggestion for those of you headed to the Camino. Please (please please please) be alert and vigilant when you walk! The trail is...
  13. W

    Woman walks alone in October?

    Hola! I know that this kind of question has been asked again and again, but I still want to ask several questions about this. (And many thanks to those who gave useful advices on this topic! They are so helpful that reassure me and let me decide to walk the Camino this year.) I am a 18-year-old...
  14. R

    Looking for a walk partner

    Hi, I'm Roxanne, an 18 year old woman from Belgium and I leave the 4th of Augstus to walk the Camino Frances from Sint Jean Pied de Port. Recently, many people warned me for problems on the road, specifically with men. That's why I'd feel more safe when I knew someone to walk with or behind...
  15. Wokabaut_Meri

    Pilgrims injured in accident at Triacastela?

    A friend sent me this link to this article: http://www.lavozdegalicia.es/noticia/lugo/lugo/2016/06/28/heridos-gravedad-dos-peregrinos-canadienses-tras-golpeados-rulo-hierba-triacastela/00031467106363382293856.htm reportedly about 2 Canadian pilgrims being injured a few days ago by what I presume...
  16. Missing Mike

    Bringing Meds from US in backpack

    I will have a 50 day supply of my meds in my racksack. Will they be safe there if I leave my racksack on my bunk or do I need to be sure and take them with me like my passport everywhere I go? Please advise.
  17. C

    Walking from Guillena

    Hello all, I hope to start walking grom Guillena on Friday 15th April. I have been reading about safety issues, and wonder if anyone else will be in Guillena on evening of Thursday 14th? I believe I will be staying in Hostal Bar Frances. Maybe I could meet up and walk a bit with somebody on...
  18. Missing Mike

    Keeping Backpack etc. safe

    I am used to traveling to hostels in Europe where each bunk had a place or locker to keep your stuff safe (you provide the lock). I traveled alone and never had any problems. How does that work on the Camino? I would like to be able to put my pack down somewhere safe and maybe check out the...
  19. T

    Backpack safety

    I am starting my Camino on April 2 from Pamplona. I am leaving for Spain March 26 and spending a few days in Barcelona with some friends. A friend who is joining me for the last 100k was wondering about the safety of our backpacks in the albuergues. So my question is, Do pilgrims just leave...
  20. Ali Mac

    Safety from lisbon-sdc for 19 yr old female

    Hi all This past summer I did the Frances solo and didn't have any trouble with safety. I largely stayed with other people, especially after Astorga or when it was dark, and was very cautious and anxious when I was on the route without other pilgrims in sight. I certainly felt the safety in...


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