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Poll Credencial nearly full with three days to go. Do you...

Do you:

  • Start a new one.

    Votes: 30 53.6%
  • Fill all available space, even if it means overlapping previous stamps.

    Votes: 6 10.7%
  • Use a blank piece of paper.

    Votes: 20 35.7%

  • Total voters


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You're traveling any of the Camino routes. You have only three or four days until you arrive in Santiago de Compostela, but your credincial is full.
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None of the above.

Get a new one, and then glue it to the old one -- having cut the front cover of the new one off in order to fabricate the extension more seemlessly.

My latest was 8 of them, double-sided (equivalent 16), made into one. About 40% of side B remained blank, so I needed about equivalent 13 normal one-sided Spanish ones ; though my Camino was extraordinarily long, and the other double-sided French model given at SJPP is worth somewhere between 2 and 3 standard Spanish ones.

But, if you are a slow walker and starting at SJPP -- get two, glue them back to back, and that will easily be sufficient. Probably three or four Spanish ones arranged similarly would be sufficient too.

You only need more than that if your projected Camino distance is in the 1,000s rather the 100s. o_O
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Just use the back side, where the text and the maps are. I have done that on every Camino.
I faced this issue before I left for the Camino. So I took two credentials cut off the face page and glued the two together. This gave around 60 or 70 sello squares. Hope this helps other pilgrims. If you buy a guide book from Ivar he will usually include two credentials. Cheers
How many spaces are there in the credencial from sjpp - asking as I'll be walking a little under 60 days.
You're traveling any of the Camino routes. You have only three or four days until you arrive in Santiago de Compostela, but your credincial is full.
As someone who recently volunteered in the Pilgrims Office, I have only one request—PLEASE write your name and where you would like to be located if you lose your credencial. (It’s also required!). I’ve seen it happen 😔

When you start your second credencial it’s also helpful to write the word “continuación” on the information page of the second one. It speeds things up a bit.

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