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  1. CollinSK

    Were the pilgrim tips or packing list from books useful?

    I mostly collected information from web sites by searching "camino de santiago" or some friends read books in advance. What was your case? Example book: https://amzn.to/2UbdX1o
  2. C

    January 2020, El camino norte route, tips

    Hey! I walked the pilgrim's walk from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to the finisterre in 2003. So nice memories from that trip. One of the best trips of my life. Traveling was a spiritual journey for me. I got many answers to questions I was asking. I got to know myself nicely through the walk. Have...
  3. Delphinoula

    Sand in Boots

    Hi walking the beaches any ida what to do about the fine sand in the boots?
  4. J

    Camino Portugues - Pros and Cons of starting from Lisbon

    Hey everyone, I am planning to do Camino Du Portugues in June of 2019. My rough plan at the moment is to do the interior route from Lisbon to Porto and then once in Porto take the coastal route to Santiago. Is this a good idea? I have been researching a bunch of stuff and I've seen a lot...
  5. I

    Personal experience via: www.travelplanet.blog 2018-04-16

    What is the preparation for Camino Frances? How to prepare yourself for Camino Frances? What are the experiences of Camino Frances? Adventures... Funny stories... ... and much more... my personal blog where you can see how Camino Frances is a life-changing experience...
  6. Consigliere

    Picking the right Backpack

    After reading a few threads about differing equipment for the Camino, I thought I might drop a few tips about what I think to be the second most important item we all carry, the backpack (right behind a good pair of shoes). I'm by no means an expert, but after 30+ years of backpacking, I thought...
  7. Fares Ismail

    Random helpful advice

    So I start my first Camino in about 20 days and I already spend half my day reading posts on this forum hoping to answer the hundreds of “what if”s that are on my mind. I’m sure there are others like me so, I thought it would be nice if each person who had previously walked the Camino could...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  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. EFH

    Walking Camino Frances in Mid/late September

    Dear Camino friends! I am a young woman who has done the Finisterre route in July and absolutely loved it. I became convinced that I wanted to do the whole camino so I gave up my room and in mid september/late september I am looking to do the frances from St Jean. I was wondering is this a...
  12. E

    Camino Portuguess with 11-months old baby - has anyone done it?

    Ola peregrinos! We plan to walk camino portugues from Porto this August with my husband and 11-months old son. We wonder if anybody had done the same with a small child. It would be VERY helpful to get some tips and recommendations according to accomodation, food etc. With a child it is a...
  13. S

    Camino Monacal. A Guarda - Baiona - Vigo - Santiago

    Dear All, My wife and myself are planning to walk from A Guarda through Baiona and Vigo to Santiago. Has anyone done this route? We're going in May this year. We have 6 days... we're open to doing some of it/all of it? We're looking for tips, pointers; places to eat; good hostels; where to...
  14. J

    2 Last Minute Questions

    First, thanks to all on this forum. I leave in 22 days (but who's counting) to start my Camino Frances. Reading this forum has been my daily ritual and invaluable in training for and planning my Camino. I hope to meet some of you out there. First question. What are the tipping customs in Spain...
  15. michael heitzman

    Building Le Puy itinerary. Thoughts and suggestions?

    Howdy everyone, I'm currently building my itinerary for my upcoming trip (June) from Le Puy to SJPP where I'll continue on to Santiago. From what I've been reading this first leg of the trip will not be able to be as spontaneous as the trip through Spain so I'm planning my stages through France...

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