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DAILY -- Forum Meetup in Santiago de Compostela

ivar

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#1
After @peregrina2000 kick-started this idea a while back, let's try to organize a place and time for forum members that have arrived in Santiago and are looking to meet up with other forum members.

When?
7pm (19.00) every afternoon.

Where?
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This is located about 300 meters from the Cathedral on the way out to Finisterre (down the street that starts just outside the Parador door).

This cafe is run by John Henry, a great guy that speak perfect English.

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I left a small table-stand with a forum badge on it that the first person that arrives can take from the counter and put it on his/her table. This way we an recognize "who is from the forum". I also left a small notebook with a forum badge as well. I wrote a small welcome message on the first page, please feel free to write something yourselves. :)

Thank you John Henry for cooperating with us on this project! I am sure that he will take good care of us!
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#2
Ivar - what a great idea this is. It will be great fun to meet some other forum members.

Thank you for putting it together. Everything you do the keep this Forum alive and interesting is greatly appreciated. Checking in on the Forum everyday helps me get through the waiting period until I can return to the Camino and walk again.

Buen Camino
 

nalod

Active Member
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#4
See you there in about 70 days, hopefully will have done the Levente by then. Might even get a few photographs. Great idea.
 
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#16
I will be there the 2 of April or the 3 of April together with my Camino friend from the Portuguese Camino 2014. Maybe we will see you Kardisa I hope so. And we will definitely post pictures!
It is a great idea with a meeting point for the Forum. I hope to see all of you sooner or later.
 

annakappa

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Part frances jun 07/rest frances may- jun 2008/Frances sept-oct 2009/ Sanabres Oct 2010/Frances sept-oct 2011/Aragones Sept-Oct 2012. Hospitalero Sept 2010, Amiga in Pilgrim's Office Oct 2013. Part Primitivo Oct 2013. Portugues from Porto June 2015.
#21
Favorito breakfast place for The Amigos! Better not get too popular, because the inside is not very big!
 
#22
Favorito breakfast place for The Amigos! Better not get too popular, because the inside is not very big!
Anne, remember the room off to the side (on the left and up a few steps)? I think that's rarely used/filled. Ekelund, will you post the first picture of a forum meet-up????? Hoping this becomes a regular event, as a forum we are big enough, I think! Buen camino, Laurie
 

annakappa

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#23
No, Laurie, i never noticed that room!
 

Peter Fransiscus

Do good and good will come to you.
Camino(s) past & future
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
#32
Hi Peter, not much longer to wait now........We will be just ahead of you,so may be we will meet up along Way at some stage...........I wish you Buen Camino, have a great time.....Katie
Hi Katie , in 24 day's I get on my way . I go by train from Rotterdam . Arrive at 19.20 in Sjpdp . After this long day in the train I decited to book a bed in the albergue Orisson . Hope the Napoleon route is open .
Hope to meet you along the way , Buen Camino , Peter .
 

handzondeck2

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF (x2); VdLP (x4); Portuguese (x2); Madrid (x2); S/Salvador, Primitivo, Ingles ('17) Camino 19 tba
#35
Looking forward to having some quiet time here in late May 2015. See you there
 
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'Portuguese,Frances,Norte,Salvador/primitivo,Le puy, Inglés, CDM, Invierno, Fin/Mux, VDLP spring19
#37
Thankyou Laurie and Ivar
Together with the 'Camino Places' app., this will be great way to connect with forum members and new friends also.
If any of our forum friends are in Sdc ., (unless they don't want to be found), there is a great chance of finding them around 7pm at Café Tertulia ! Or on the Camino places app.


Good morning All,

I changed my plans to be another day in Santiago.

Will arrive 16 May and leave 18 May.

See you there!

Buen Camino,
Johan
If my walking goes to plan, may see you there Johan.

Annie
 

Houlet

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2014
Via de la Plata 2015
Camino Sanabres 2015
Camino Norde 2017
#39
Good idea, I don't have a firm walking plan but I will visit some time in the last week of May.
 

Inglenook

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portugues - April 2015
Camino Vdlp - July 2016
#41
What a great idea! I know I'm not so active and doesn't talk too much online, English is not my native language, but I read a lot and feel like I'm part of this family. Will be happy to meet other forum members!
 

DurhamParish

Un Cerveza, Por Favor
Camino(s) past & future
Caminho Portuguese 2012 & 2018
Camino Frances 2014, 2015, 2015, 2017, 2018
#43
I will be in Santiago on April 13th and 14th. I will try to visit this establishment and say "hello". I will be with a group, so there is a possibility that I will have other obligations, but I would love to try to stop by at least for a few minutes.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Some, and with luck, some more.
#46
What a great idea! I know I'm not so active and doesn't talk too much online, English is not my native language, but I read a lot and feel like I'm part of this family. Will be happy to meet other forum members!
Your English is good so try not to worry too much about it.
Buen Camino
 
#47
What a great idea! I know I'm not so active and doesn't talk too much online, English is not my native language, but I read a lot and feel like I'm part of this family. Will be happy to meet other forum members!
Totally agree with JohnMcM. We are, I think, a very open ecumenical group and as far as I'm concerned, the more the merrier at the Cafe Tertulia. I have to admit to more than a bit of self-interest here -- as someone who walks untraveled Caminos, I frequently arrive alone in Santiago and it would be oh so nice to connect up with others who are also just finishing their camino. Come one and all, bring your friends! Buen camino, Laurie
 

amorfati1

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
2014_Caminho Portuguese (Lisboa to Santiago_4 weeks in May)
#50
Simply wonderful this idea/intention.
Shall be there in spirit and heart - con spirito e cuore -- Looking forward to posted photos (and name ID's :) to see the weary, grate& and cheerful crowd/s...
well done!!
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#51
Simply wonderful this idea/intention.
Shall be there in spirit and heart - con spirito e cuore -- Looking forward to posted photos (and name ID's :) to see the weary, grate& and cheerful crowd/s...
well done!!
No Camino this year???

B.
 

amorfati1

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
2014_Caminho Portuguese (Lisboa to Santiago_4 weeks in May)
#52
No Camino this year???

B.
alas ... not in the physical vehicle this year.
have to replenish my funds now that i've found some reallyyyy good employment...(and being more of a free-lance temperament, getting used to proper office hours if QUITE an adjustment... it's getting better though :)
but of course i am plotting the next camino - starting with an intention, which usually leads me to the actual experience. eventually. even if it might take a few years. the route from switzerland comes to mind/heart... or VdP. we shall see ... - sooo many pilgrimages that appeal.

how 'bout yourself? lacing up the boots/shoes already?
 
Camino(s) past & future
I was a job seeker and now i am in search of god from one country to another contryt.
#55
First of all I would like to say thanks to God to come on this forum and admin to join me to this and I am very glad to be a part of it.
Because its very simple , easy to navigate and very informative posts from other members.

Thank you for all
 

Houlet

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2014
Via de la Plata 2015
Camino Sanabres 2015
Camino Norde 2017
#56
Suggestion - Would it be a good idea for those with firm dates to put them on the Camino Calendar?
 
Camino(s) past & future
May 2013 : Leon to Santiago
May 2015 : Porto to Santiago
#58
How far is this Cafe from the Last Stamp?

I am planning on arriving Saturday 16 May (Maybe a bad time?) and leaving for Porto Monday 18 May.
 
#61
Since there have been a few questions about the location of the café, I thought I would try to use my "screen shot" instructions to keep the steps fresh in my mind. Here is a detailed walking map that shows the route from the cathedral. It´s very close, but not in a direction many pilgrims wander, unless they are walking to Finisterre (the café is right on the route to Finisterre). Hope to be in the café on July 14 or thereabouts.

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FooteK

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, SJPdP to SdC, mid May-late June (2013);
CF, Spring/Summer (2015)
#68
I know I'll forget by the time I plan to arrive in Santiago in a few months. Might a poster or something be put up somewhere at the Pilgrim Office to remind me of the meet up when I finally get to Santiago?
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2012) - Leon to Santiago de Compostela - Cycled
(2015) - Porto to Santiago de Compostela - Walking
#71
After @peregrina2000 kick-started this idea a while back, let's try to organize a place and time for forum members that have arrived in Santiago and are looking to meet up with other forum members.

When?
7pm (19.00) every afternoon.

Where?
View attachment 17200

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This is located about 300 meters from the Cathedral on the way out to Finisterre (down the street that starts just outside the Parador door).

This cafe is run by John Henry, a great guy that speak perfect English.

View attachment 17201
I left a small table-stand with a forum badge on it that the first person that arrives can take from the counter and put it on his/her table. This way we an recognize "who is from the forum". I also left a small notebook with a forum badge as well. I wrote a small welcome message on the first page, please feel free to write something yourselves. :)

Thank you John Henry for cooperating with us on this project! I am sure that he will take good care of us!
View attachment 17203
Hi Ivar - Great idea - I will be there either 19 / 20 May - how exciting not knowing who you'll meet and share a drink.
Good luck to all those preparing their Camino - Buen Camino, may the wind be light and behind you and the sun shine on your journey.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Hopefully September 2015
#74
Hope we can se you guys arounSeptember

After @peregrina2000 kick-started this idea a while back, let's try to organize a place and time for forum members that have arrived in Santiago and are looking to meet up with other forum members.

When?
7pm (19.00) every afternoon.

Where?
View attachment 17200

View attachment 17202


This is located about 300 meters from the Cathedral on the way out to Finisterre (down the street that starts just outside the Parador door).

This cafe is run by John Henry, a great guy that speak perfect English.

View attachment 17201
I left a small table-stand with a forum badge on it that the first person that arrives can take from the counter and put it on his/her table. This way we an recognize "who is from the forum". I also left a small notebook with a forum badge as well. I wrote a small welcome message on the first page, please feel free to write something yourselves. :)

Thank you John Henry for cooperating with us on this project! I am sure that he will take good care of us!
View attachment 17203
Hope we can stop by around September 17. God's will.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portugues - (2015)
Camino Frances - (2016)
Camino Finisterre Muxia (2017)
#76
God willing, I'll be in Santiago the first week in November via VDLP.
Thank you Ivar for the Forum meeting.

Should arrive in Santiago on the 26th May and will stay till eveing 29th. Will make it a point to meet you at Cafe' Tertulia.

See you there.

Ray
 

ivar

Administrator
Staff member
#77
Thank you Ivar for the Forum meeting.

Should arrive in Santiago on the 26th May and will stay till eveing 29th. Will make it a point to meet you at Cafe' Tertulia.

See you there.

Ray
Great response to this!

Just to clarify, i am not sure I can be there every day at 7pm all year around.. :) I will stop by once in a while.

Buen camino!
Ivar
 
#78
So, I'm wondering whether we should try to broaden the circle a bit to invite APOC, CSJ, and other English speaking confraternities (I realize many forum members are also members of those groups, but we haven't extended any "invitations.") Or do people think that the forum has enough members to sustain something like this? I know it's early in the season still, but so far no meet-ups!
 
Camino(s) past & future
cycled from Pamplona Sep 2015;Frances, walked from St Jean 2017.
#81
I would suggest including all English speaking confraternities/associations in an open invitation. Perhaps the pilgrims who are not already aware of the forum will become members and add to the knowledge base.
Hola William - hope you and Ivar agree - I posted a link to this page on the Australia/New Zealand page. Hopefully it will spread the news. Cheers
 
Camino(s) past & future
The Camino Frances 2005
The Portugese Camino 2014
The Camino Ingles Easter 2015
The Camino Ingles April 2016
The Camino del Norte/The Primitivo 2016
#82
I'm here together with my friend from Holland, we met last year on the CP. We finished the Camino Ingles and tomorrow we are off to Finisterre. It is a very nice meeting point, sorry you are not here.
 

nidarosa

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Yes please!
#84
@peregrina2000 and others: Sorry, lo siento and desculpe, I walked into town late on the 24th (after a 31 km walk, exhausted) and the night after we found a lost amigo and went to dinner with him before leaving early the next day. Our honeymoon was three weeks long but we spent the last week in the Algarve! I will definitely stop by next time though but this time I ended up eating all the seafood in Galicia instead ...
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#85
So, I'm wondering whether we should try to broaden the circle a bit to invite APOC, CSJ, and other English speaking confraternities (I realize many forum members are also members of those groups, but we haven't extended any "invitations.") Or do people think that the forum has enough members to sustain something like this? I know it's early in the season still, but so far no meet-ups!
Personally wouldn't vote for that!
If I really do want to meet people from other forums, Confraternities etc. then I would join them... but I didn't!
I guess I can (if I want) meet them all across on all of the Caminos, in Santiago de Compostela, at Plaza do Obradoiro, in Cathedral or in Pilgrim Office. Therefore I'm pretty much sure I won't ever go to Tertulia if it will become meeting place for "all".

Thanks for spreading the love though ;)
 
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Tia Valeria

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
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C. Inglés 2011
C. Primitivo '12
Norte-C. de la Reina '13
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#86
Meet, yes but photographs maybe not. We prefer to keep ourselves mainly off the internet photowise, although we have been happy for some to be posted after being asked. Too many sites are snooping round the tags etc. So if posting photos maybe keep identities out of them (please)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino del Norte (May June 2014)
Camino Ingles (May June 2014)
Camino del Norte - Ribadeo to Santiago ( September 2015)
#87
As I introduce another Kiwi to the Camino, its great to have meeting place for forum members will be there in 3rd week in September , look forward to meeting up with some of you
 
#88
I will be there around the beginning of July. We will definitely drop in!! I would love to physically meet some other Forum members.

Sue
 

jpflavin1

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(10,11,17), Vasco(12), Salvador(13), Primitivo(13), Norte(14), Madrid (16), Mozarabe (18)
#90
Based on the response here, I am going to contact John Henry to see if He wants a business partner ^^.

Ultreya,
Joe
 
#91
Camino(s) past & future
Planning August 2015, Portuguese way
#93
So excited. I am walking the Portuguese way will be in Santiago 3rd, 4th, 5th, August 2015. Will definitely go there either 4th or 5th..
 

pilgrim b

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
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Ingles 2014
Frances 2015
St Cuthbert's Way 2017
Via Francegena 2018
#95
What a brilliant idea! Thanks for this.
All being well, 8th of June should see me there for cafe con leche.
Buen Camino
Could well see you on the 8th John, if things go according to plan you will know what i mean! It would be great if it did happen !:)
 
#96
Personally wouldn't vote for that!
If I really do want to meet people from other forums, Confraternities etc. then I would join them... but I didn't!
I guess I can (if I want) meet them all across on all of the Caminos, in Santiago de Compostela, at Plaza do Obradoiro, in Cathedral or in Pilgrim Office. Therefore I'm pretty much sure I won't ever go to Tertulia if it will become meeting place for "all".

Thanks for spreading the love though ;)
Well, I haven't said anything to APOC. Happy to leave it "entre nous" for now, but let's see if anyone ever shows up in the cafe!
 
Camino(s) past & future
May 2013 : Leon to Santiago
May 2015 : Porto to Santiago
#97
Anyone in Santiago 0n 16/17/18 May 2015?
 
Camino(s) past & future
Planning doing one in April/May 2015. From Leon. Limited holiday time.....
#98
I will be in Santiago end of May! Hope to meet some of you there!
 

evanlow

Active Member
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Sweet! Ivar, maybe we could have a special section at the top of the forum specifically for pilgrims to post their words and pictures for the meetups? Also a separate RSS feed would be nice too if it is not too difficult to do? :)
 



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