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Camino Portugues 2022. Which Book?

Washie

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Camino Portugues 2019/22
Camino Frances 2020
Which book should I buy for my Porto to Santiago Camino? I see on this site I can buy John Brierleys Guide, or The Wise Pilgrim Guide or The Village to Village Guide. I'll be reading it before going and using it enroute as I'm not a phone/internet person.
 
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Cam Frances SJPDP to Santiago ('17): Finisterre ('17); Muxia ('17): Camino Portuguese ('19)
Which book should I buy for my Porto to Santiago Camino? I see on this site I can buy John Brierleys Guide, or The Wise Pilgrim Guide or The Village to Village Guide. I'll be reading it before going and using it enroute as I'm not a phone/internet person.
I don’t have a basis of comparison having only used Brierley’s, but I believe I would opt for the maps only version another time. Just a little more streamlined for my purposes.
 
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2019
Which book should I buy for my Porto to Santiago Camino? I see on this site I can buy John Brierleys Guide, or The Wise Pilgrim Guide or The Village to Village Guide. I'll be reading it before going and using it enroute as I'm not a phone/internet person.

Which book should I buy for my Porto to Santiago Camino? I see on this site I can buy John Brierleys Guide, or The Wise Pilgrim Guide or The Village to Village Guide. I'll be reading it before going and using it enroute as I'm not a phone/internet person.
Hi. I did Porto to Santiago in 2019 and used Brierley. However, make sure you have the latest edition as I found several differences when comparing notes with fellow pilgrims using older editions. I have also used Brierley for Camino Frances, Camino Ingles and Finisterre. All the information i have needed has been there. Buen Camino
Vince
 

BethL

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Portuguese 2022
We.are currently on the Portuguese Caminho from Lisbon. Walking into Vigo today. I asked the same question before we left. Chose to take the Brierley, as I wanted some pictures and a little history of what we're seeing each day. Happy with my choice of guide books. The path is very well marked, except for a very gew towns. I'm not a big App person, but have found CaminoNinja.com,, MAPS.ME, and Bookings.com invaluable for this walk. Bon Caminho!!
 

Albertinho

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Various Portuguese caminhos
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The Brieley Maps does .The normal guide is excellent. The most of the information is okay but you can do without it during your caminho So it is the weight to avoid.
The Brieley Maps is small and light and handy.
On route you are following the yellow waymarkers so at that time you do not need a guide but it is handy to know how long your hike will be during the day or next day
it gives detours etc etc.
you can buy the booklet at Ivar’s shop here at the forum

apps on mobile phones is not my thing. it is small, it costs your battery life and there are more arguments not to use your handy.



bom caminho
 
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RJM

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Camino's Frances, Fisterre, Portuges. Over 180 day
I used the Brierley guidebook. Was perfect for me. If weights an issue get the maps only guidebook. I'm not too much of a digital device addict (I never want to be that pilgrim walking with my nose buried in a device ugh), so for me a small book is perfect and I just plain love books.

 

RJM

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Camino's Frances, Fisterre, Portuges. Over 180 day
Why cast aspersions on other pilgrims?
Because I actually observed one fall down on the Camino trail on the way to Burgos. Literally staring at the device while walking, totally absorbed it seemed and fell down. Probably fifty metres in front of me. Fortunately he was young, rolled and got back up. Kind of shook it off after looking around and I swear walked off still looking at the device. Go figure.
 

C clearly

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Most years since 2012. Hoping now for 2022.
a small book is perfect and I just plain love books.
Because I actually observed one fall down on the Camino trail on the way to Burgos. Literally staring at the device while walking, totally absorbed it seemed and fell down.
Are you suggesting that it is safer to have your nose in a paper guidebook, than in a digital one? Since the OP's question was about which guidebook was best, do you think some guides are more engrossing than others and thus more dangerous in either digital or paper format? Gosh, it is so difficult when we are forced with trading off the fascination of a good guidebook against safety.
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RJM

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Camino's Frances, Fisterre, Portuges. Over 180 day
Are you suggesting that it is safer to have your nose in a paper guidebook, than in a digital one? Since the OP's question was about which guidebook was best, do you think some guides are more engrossing than others and thus more dangerous in either digital or paper format? Gosh, it is so difficult when we are forced with trading off the fascination of a good guidebook against safety.
😉
Huh?
 
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David Tallan

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1989
When I did the Portugues from Porto in 2018, I bought the Brierley in paper, as well as the Village to Village Guide as an e-book, and several apps including the Wise Pilgrim, Buen Camino, and Camino Ninja apps - all of which I used for planning. I left the Brierley behind when I left, but did get the Brierley Maps e-book.
 

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