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From which country this pilgrim is from?

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Jean Ti

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Norte, Primitivo, Frances,Via de la Plata

Trying to do one camino every year
It proved true most of the time when I asked hikers last year.
So if i understand you correcly the people who wear long pants would be from Spain or Italy and the rest of the world would wear shorts?

Well well interesting theory!
 

cbacino

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino del Norte - Primitivo (2018)
Via Francigena (2017)
Appalachian Trail (2016)
So if i understand you correcly the people who wear long pants would be from Spain or Italy and the rest of the world would wear shorts?

Well well interesting theory!
Seemed to be the case whenever I asked.
 

Bradypus

Antediluvian
Camino(s) past & future
Too many and too often!
the person is wearing long pants, likely they are from Spain or Italy.
According to the pilgrim office last year pilgrims from Spain and Italy combined made up 52% of all those receiving Compostelas. One might conclude that there is a better than even chance that anyone you speak to is from one of those countries.
 

Jean Ti

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Norte, Primitivo, Frances,Via de la Plata

Trying to do one camino every year
According to the pilgrim office last year pilgrims from Spain and Italy combined made up 52% of all those receiving Compostelas. One might conclude that there is a better than even chance that anyone you speak to is from one of those countries.
You are 52% ok!
 

nycwalking

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF: (2001, 2002, 2004, 2014). Hospitalera: 2002, Ponferrada. 2004, Rabanal del Camino.
But the Dutch are notoriously hard to spot. We walk among you, wearing a mix of brands and invariably speak your language. The only thing that will give us away, we just can't help it, is our bluntness.
Just how many languages do you fluent Dutch speak? I bet Mermish is among them.

So, so confusing. I have dual nationality and was wondering what I should wear. Perhaps just a smile.
Your smile, and exposed b’day suit will give your nationality away then.
 

Alicehou

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2013 : from SJPDP to Santiago.. This year: 2015 i am going to walk from Porto to Santiago
While waking the camino you are pass by a pilgrim and wonder from which country he or she is? And to shy to ask?

Try this.

Try to identify the packsak brand...

If the brand is Lafuma, Millet or Quechua there are good chance they are from France!

Osprey Fjallraven Haglosfs from Sweden

Deuter and K-Way from South Africa

Halti from Sovenia

FJALLRAVEN from Danmark at 80% chance

Osprey from Mexico

Altus Trango Quechua from Spain

Deuteur and Vaude from Germany

North Face from Korea

Haglof from Scandinavian

Norrona from Norwegian

Osprey Millets Blacks Mount Warehouse Karrimor from UK

Mount Warehouse Osprey MEC and Arcteryx from Canada

Gregory Ula Gossamer Zpacks REI Osprey lowe and Nortface the USA

One Planet AARN Macpac Fairy Down Kathmandu from Australia

Osprey AARN Macpac Fairy Down Kathmandu from New Zealand

I am shure this is not 100% but it is almost 90% OK with Deuter and Germany...

What is your experience?
I am from Denmark and member of a Santiago-pilgrims-facebookgroup , and i am pretty sure tat a very big part of danish pilgrims are wearing an OSPREY backpack :))
 

BBO

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
(2020)
But the Dutch are notoriously hard to spot. We walk among you, wearing a mix of brands and invariably speak your language. The only thing that will give us away, we just can't help it, is our bluntness.
The bright orange color is a bit of a give-away, though... ;-)
 

Tony Bobcat

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2017
While waking the camino you are pass by a pilgrim and wonder from which country he or she is? And to shy to ask?

Try this.

Try to identify the packsak brand...

If the brand is Lafuma, Millet or Quechua there are good chance they are from France!

Osprey Fjallraven Haglosfs from Sweden

Deuter and K-Way from South Africa

Halti from Sovenia

FJALLRAVEN from Danmark at 80% chance

Osprey from Mexico

Altus Trango Quechua from Spain

Deuteur and Vaude from Germany

North Face from Korea

Haglof from Scandinavian

Norrona from Norwegian

Osprey Millets Blacks Mount Warehouse Karrimor from UK

Mount Warehouse Osprey MEC and Arcteryx from Canada

Gregory Ula Gossamer Zpacks REI Osprey lowe and Nortface the USA

One Planet AARN Macpac Fairy Down Kathmandu from Australia

Osprey AARN Macpac Fairy Down Kathmandu from New Zealand

I am shure this is not 100% but it is almost 90% OK with Deuter and Germany...

What is your experience?
Sea to summit= Australia
 

mahz

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Primitivo 2017
North 2016
French 2014
French 2012
The brand in the backpack is more usefull no gess where the pilgrim is NOT from.
Say, Osprey... not from Spain.
 

Ekelund

Active Member
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
I don't see Marmot backpacks mentioned. I have a Marmot and I'm Danish. Actually it was a post on this Forum that inspired me to buy a Marmot and not an Osprey.
 

Jean Ti

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Norte, Primitivo, Frances,Via de la Plata

Trying to do one camino every year
I don't see Marmot backpacks mentioned. I have a Marmot and I'm Danish. Actually it was a post on this Forum that inspired me to buy a Marmot and not an Osprey.
Just did the update!
 

Derrybiketours

A journey of 500 miles begins with one step!
Camino(s) past & future
SJPdP-SANT-FIN (09/2018)
PORTO-SANT (11/2018)
Caminho Da Fe (01/2019)
SJPdP- Meseta (28/09/2019)

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A journey of 500 miles begins with one step!
Camino(s) past & future
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PORTO-SANT (11/2018)
Caminho Da Fe (01/2019)
SJPdP- Meseta (28/09/2019)
Or speak softly (in Boston accent) and carry a big stick with flags found on the way 🇮🇪🇧🇷 🤠 🇺🇸🇨🇦🇿🇦
I've only just noticed a green orb in picture attached, on closer examination be interested to know what others see 🤔
 

Tikitour

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Via de la Plata Oct 17
Primitivo Aug 18
My pack is an Aarn. I don't use a flag but I do have my 'tiki' and a kiwi patch on my pack. Wouldn't want to get confused for an Aussie! Lol.
 

David Tallan

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
If the person is wearing long pants, likely they are from Spain or Italy.
I am from Canada and am almost always wearing long pants on the camino. If it is hot, long, lightweight, light coloured and loose fitting pants are much cooler than shorts (they shade the legs). If it is cold, they provide some insulation. Why would anyone wear shorts?
 

Lillamy

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Going on my first in october, for two weeks. (2017)
I am from Canada and am almost always wearing long pants on the camino. If it is hot, long, lightweight, light coloured and loose fitting pants are much cooler than shorts (they shade the legs). If it is cold, they provide some insulation. Why would anyone wear shorts?
Totally agree, wouldn’t dream of wearing anything but long pants.
 

Jacobus

Pilgrim since 2008
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2008 09 14
Del Norte 2011. Portuguese 2015, 2017Ingles 2015 Fisterre 2015.
This is a fun thread!
In 2017, I walked wearing a pair of Zamberlan shoes, Arc'teryx, Columbia, and Kathmandu gear, Tilley Hat, and an Osprey backpack with a Kangaroo patch on it.
Five months ago, when I walked the Invierno, there were no clues except for the Aarn backpack (a Kiwi pack available in Australia)
My Aarn was purchased on line from Aarn USA but was made in NZ. I live innCanada and it was the only way to get one at the time
 

Nekodemus

Certified insane
Camino(s) past & future
Been there, done that. Keep coming back.
Most likely addicted.
Aarn has been quite popular in trekking circles here in Danmark as well. I know of at least one that made it to Santiago DC.

But a Dane would not be my first guess. Nor second.
 

Roland49

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2019 July
About 50%of all rucksacks come from Quechua at least thats my experience from walking the french camino. The second biggest brand was Osprey followed by Deuter.
Same experience in July here. Most Spaniards and French are buying from Decathlon. Good quality for a reasonable price. Osprey second, Deuter, North Face, Vaude, Lowe and Fjällräven almost the same amount. And than some brands like Gregory, Exped, Tatonka, Haglöfs, Mamut, Salewa and Berghans.

Most backpacks from well known brands and a very few from small brands.
 

cbacino

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino del Norte - Primitivo (2018)
Via Francigena (2017)
Appalachian Trail (2016)
You approached every pilgrim you saw wearing long pants and asked them where they were from?
After greeting the walker(s), yes. I’ve lived and walked in Europe long enough to have learned that Southern Europeans, especially the women, usually wear long pants.
 

hecate105

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2009 Portuguese Estellas 2014 Aurelia 2016 St Davids 2017 Via Augusta/V dl P. 2018 Michael Mary Way
Our American pal came on a cycle pilgrimage in the UK (Mary Michael Pilgrim's Way) and straight away announced loudly she had made 'A real mess of her pants' then she was really sad because of the blind cats in Cornwall - she had passed several 'Cats eyes have been removed' signs....! (cats eyes are the reflectors in the middle of the road / pants are underwear - trousers are what you wear on top)
Luckily she caught on quick and we were able to wave her off on her journey up to John O Groats fairly certain that she would be ok (with marmite in her panniers and a taste for real ale...!)
Sorry - off topic - but pilgrimage throws us all together in the most delightful and amusing ways...
 

Old Kiwi

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances "2016"
Camino Frances "2019"
I walked the Camino SF in June and July this year. I am from New Zealand. I talk a lot and always ask people where they are from. Almost the only people wearing shorts were New Zealanders and a few from Australia.
Very, very few people had any type of identification on their pack to identify where they were from. I am the opposite, I had the New Zealand flag, our sporting flag which is black with the white silver fern on it (which is probably better known internationally) and black round shoulder patch with the Kiwi on it as worn by our military while overseas. There was no mistaking where I was from. I found that these flags and patches attracted lots of people into conversations. Most recognized the silver fern and the first words spoken to me were "All Blacks" which is the name of our national rugby team (world champions). The black round shoulder patch with the Kiwi on it was recognized by an extremely old Italian man who thanked me on behalf of the people of his small village who were liberated in 1943 by soldiers who all wore this patch. It was very moving.
When I did see people with flags on their packs I always spoke to them and from then on I called them by their nationality, as in Mr. France or Miss Italy and I was always called Mr. Kiwi. It might seem like a childish thing to do but It enabled me to make a very large number of "Camino Friends".
 

Jackie Robinson

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
First Time this year
While waking the camino you are pass by a pilgrim and wonder from which country he or she is? And to shy to ask?

Try this.

Try to identify the packsak brand...

If the brand is Lafuma, Millet or Quechua there are good chance they are from France!

Osprey Fjallraven Haglosfs from Sweden

Deuter and K-Way from South Africa

Halti from Sovenia

Marmot FJALLRAVEN from Danmark at 80% chance

Osprey from Mexico

KELTY REDWING from Chile

Altus Trango Quechua from Spain

Deuteur and Vaude from Germany

North Face from Korea

Haglof from Scandinavian

Norrona from Norwegian

Osprey Millets Blacks Mount Warehouse Karrimor from UK

Mount Warehouse Osprey MEC and Arcteryx from Canada

Gregory Ula Gossamer Zpacks REI Osprey lowe and Nortface the USA

Sea to Summit One Planet AARN Macpac Fairy Down Kathmandu from Australia

Osprey AARN Macpac Fairy Down Kathmandu from New Zealand

I am shure this is not 100% but it is almost 90% OK with Deuter and Germany...

What is your experience?

If they wear long pants 50% chance Italian or from Spain

If they wear shorts good chance from New Zealand!



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Having confused Canadians for Americans more than once (prompting varying degrees of offence and/or outrage..), I quickly learnt to simply ask 'where are you from?' instead..
 

Kanga

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata, Portuguese, Primitivo
I'm an AARN carrying Aussie but I rather like the idea of confusing people by attaching a small symbol of another nationality. What would I choose? Mmm.
 

Bradypus

Antediluvian
Camino(s) past & future
Too many and too often!
I'm an AARN carrying Aussie but I rather like the idea of confusing people by attaching a small symbol of another nationality. What would I choose? Mmm.
I retired my much loved Berghaus rucksack a few years ago. It had small Indian and Nepalese flags sewn on it as reminders of a long visit in 1989-90. But I don't think anyone ever saw it and thought I might be a Gurkha ;)
 

Kanga

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata, Portuguese, Primitivo
I retired my much loved Berghaus rucksack a few years ago. It had small Indian and Nepalese flags sewn on it as reminders of a long visit in 1989-90. But I don't think anyone ever saw it and thought I might be a Gurkha ;)
Even when you draw out the kukri?
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portuguese 2018
(Camino Ingles 2019)
I can always tell the Dutch cyclists - they have the best bikes!! AND they can hold a conversation whilst pedalling uphill despite coming from a flat country.... Whereas I come from Devon (the God/Goddess' own country! ;)) where roads only point up or down and spend my time gasping for breath....
I was told by a German cyclist that he knew we were English because we had tomato boxes tied on the front of our bikes....
But no-one has ever guessed our 'national' flags - cos their Devon....(yay)
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Haha think I should get a Devon flag too.
 

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