- Camino(s) past & future
- Frances (2015); Aragones-Frances (2016); VdlP-Sanabres (2017); Madrid-Frances-Invierno (2019)Levante
Most of these posts seem to me to refer to the facilities available on the busier caminos. On my last camino, the VdlP, I could not count on finding an open bar within an hour or two's walk every morning. I always planned for breakfast before leaving my albergue. My immersion heater heats water for porridge, available in various forms in the tiendas, then more water for Starbuck's instant coffee (which I bring with me). My main meal and my picnic meal (bread, cheese, apple, sometimes carrots) depend on when the local bars or restaurants prefer to cook and when I arrive in a town at a mealtime. I usually managed to eat an evening meal on the VdlP, but I understand that I shall probably have to look for comida if I walk through a town at midday on the Madrid, and probably be very flexible on the Invierno. Unless you are walking the Frances, the Portuguese or the Ingles, you may want to carry your breakfast food with you and plan to prepare it before you leave the albergue. I think that I would be grateful for availability of any breakfast food, however basic, in an albergue, rather than having to carry a considerable weight of food where open bars and restaurants are few, and are cooking at their schedule, not mine. Of course, that is part of the adventure of travel in foreign parts.