Search 57,387 Camino Questions

A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it

Peaceable Projects Inc.
Peaceable Projects Inc. is a U.S.-based non-profit group that brings the vast resources of the wide world together with the ongoing needs of the people who live, work, and travel on the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail network in Spain.
Published on Amazon
Guide to the 16 main caminos with maps, pictures, hyperlinks and other information.

Cabinet of curiosities


Loved and fed by David
Past OR future Camino
Frances 2017, 2018, 2019, Ingles 2018, (Madrid 2019 partial - retired hurt!) (more planned)
In a recent exchange @Tincatinker referred to his cabinet of curiosities, so I thought I’d share a (not very good) picture of mine.

Top shelf: various Semana Santa figurines from Seville, Malaga and Madrid; one of my great-uncle Jack’s chisels (master cabinet maker); a porcupine quill from Namibia, a Neapolitan good luck charm, a dodo from Mauritius (a present, I’ve never been), various Indian elephants, a British army colour-party (I’m ex army), my wife’s nursing qualification badge and various medals of mine.

Second shelf: olives from the garden of gethsemane, a yarmulke from the western wall in Jerusalem (I’m not Jewish), a panoramic view of Jerusalem, candles from the church of the holy sepulchre. A quill pen from the Royal College of Arms.

Third shelf: various Camino memorabilia, lava from mount Etna, sand from the kalahari desert; ditto Sahara desert; a champagne cork from our 20th wedding anniversary, a bit of string which one of our long deceased cats loved to play with. Agricultural show prize tickets.

Fourth shelf: crosses from Palm Sunday, various minerals, wristbands from various Spanish hermandades

Bottom shelf: Singapore sling glass from Raffles Hotel (paid for!), many Compostelas in tubes, carved balls from Mysore, a golden eagle feather from Skye.

I’ve missed a few things, but you get the idea
Last edited:
Learn how to Get "Camino Ready " 2nd Edition. In English, Spanish, German and Korean
Camino Way Markers
Original Camino Way markers made in bronze. Two models, one from Castilla & Leon and the other from Galicia.

Did not find what you were looking for? Search here

Popular Resources

“All” Albergues on the Camino Frances in one pdf ivar
  • Featured
“All” Albergues on the Camino Frances in one pdf
4.95 star(s) 101 ratings
A selection of favorite albergues on the Camino Francés Ton van Tilburg
Favorite Albergues along the Camino Frances
4.83 star(s) 35 ratings
Profile maps of all 34 stages of the Camino Frances ivar
Profile maps of all 34 stages of the Camino Frances
4.88 star(s) 24 ratings

Similar threads

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Camino Updates on YouTube

Camino Conversations

Most downloaded Resources