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Camino passport question

LindaH82

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Hiya!

Just one week to go, then I'm getting on a plane to Porto, and a few days later I'll be starting my Camino from Vigo! Aaaaah! Excited and scared in equal measure. I'm getting all my ducks in a row, I've got most of what I need already, with most importantly: the credential! But... I'm not sure how to fill it in! My Spanish is lousy! Help!

I got the Holy Year credential from Ivar (thanks!) which is almost entirely in Spanish. The personal details seem fairly straightforward, but how does the place for the stamps work? There're little 'boxes' for the stamps, which I understand, but there's a larger box at the top of the page. What goes in there? I actually got it stamped at the basilica in the city I live, because I figured, well, it's the place I live. But it's not the place I'm starting from, nor where I got the credential. Did I mess up? What is actually supposed to go there? Do I write anything next to it? So many questions!
 
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Hiya!

Just one week to go, then I'm getting on a plane to Porto, and a few days later I'll be starting my Camino from Vigo! Aaaaah! Excited and scared in equal measure. I'm getting all my ducks in a row, I've got most of what I need already, with most importantly: the credential! But... I'm not sure how to fill it in! My Spanish is lousy! Help!

I got the Holy Year credential from Ivar (thanks!) which is almost entirely in Spanish. The personal details seem fairly straightforward, but how does the place for the stamps work? There're little 'boxes' for the stamps, which I understand, but there's a larger box at the top of the page. What goes in there? I actually got it stamped at the basilica in the city I live, because I figured, well, it's the place I live. But it's not the place I'm starting from, nor where I got the credential. Did I mess up? What is actually supposed to go there? Do I write anything next to it? So many questions!
The big box that you are referring to is usually filled in by the religious office which has issued the credencial. Ivar does not fill it in. You can perfectly safely leave it blank. Your fear of Spanish is a little concerning. It is worthwhile getting some phrases and vocabulary off pat as even on the Camino you are going to meet a lot of locals with absolutely no grasp of English at all. Obviously you are going to have a lot of peregrinos to ask for help but nonetheless...... I would particularly suggest that you familiarise yourself with a dozen or so food related words. Buen Camino.
 

LindaH82

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Oh, I know the basics of Spanish, introducing myself, asking for directions, food related words, etc. But I didn't feel comfortable enough guessing at the possible meaning (and Google Translate can be unreliable) and potentially messing up the credential, so I figured I'd ask here!
 
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Airfix

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Currently on the Portuguese Camino, most churches (so far) have either had their doors closed or if open no stamp for credential.
Assume it is Covid related, last Camino almost every church had a stamp.
 

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