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LIVE from the Camino Graffiti idiots staying in Portomarin tonight?

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Tabrams

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Is anyone staying in an Albergue/Accomodation with Konrad, Barbara, Nko & Lorie????
Maybe you could suggest that they refrain from adding their idiotic scrawl to the way markers..... seriously guys, no one want to see it 😢😢😢366C19CA-7E7C-4785-A73F-B79D1CAFAAE4.jpeg
 

Camino Chrissy

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Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
It's a real downer to see this kind of defacing over and over on the mojon markers. Even the newer ones often have the metal kilometer markers removed by vandals, leaving the glue exposed.
As mama used to say "It makes me so made I could spit!"
 

TMcA

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Le Puy to Pamplona in segments (2013 - 2016)
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Could the Pilgrim Office be notified of this and, I know it would be hard because the office is so busy, scrutinize requests for a compostela for any of these names? The date and location of the defacement is helpful evidence as are the sellos in passports which track the nights and locations prior to Km 99 930. Then turn the passports over to the appropriate Spanish police?
 

Dani7

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Camino Frances
When the time is right
Very sad indeed. I like the suggestion fromTMcA. Should I witness defacement or see something like this with recents dates on it I will take a picture and report it to the pilgrim office for sure in my spring Camino.
 

VNwalking

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Hey "Barbara", "Konrad", "Lorie" and "Nico".......you are idiots. Irresponsible and childish.
Also, you are not pilgrims. Not in my book.
Sadly they don't care what we think. They think it's cute.
Marking things now seems to have become de rigeur in a certain strand of popular camino culture - mark the mojones, and then burn your stuff at Finisterre.
take a picture and report it to the pilgrim office for sure in my spring Camino.
And spread the word in albergues, too, as the OP suggests. We can't depend on the PO to educate people, nor hospis. They are all too busy. But we as fellow pilgrims can have a quiet word on the side with whomever it is to (kindly but in no uncerttain terms) tell them that actually this is not the right thing to be doing. Not frothing at the mouth in their faces about vandalism and how stupid it is, but just informing the ignorant.
 
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You can't get this on the Camino, but China stores have various kinds of paint removers. Anyone serious about removing tags can buy what is available. Get the solvents and some stiff brushes. Alcohol, acetone, and other solvents may not work. Removal is hard work!!! Covering the words in yellow spray paint in the shape of an arrow also will work, but may be ethically suspect...

 

RJM

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Sadly they don't care what we think. They think it's cute.
Marking things now seems to have become de rigeur in a certain strand of popular camino culture - mark the mojones, and then burn your stuff at Finisterre.
And spread the word in albergues, too, as the OP suggests. We can't depend on the PO to educate people, nor hospis. They are all too busy. But we as fellow pilgrims can have a quiet word on the side with whomever it is to (kindly but in no uncerttain terms) tell them that actually this is not the right thing to be doing. Not frothing at the mouth in their faces about vandalism and how stupid it is, but just informing the ignorant.
Yes, I do realize that. I am just venting and reminding them how low their IQ is and how high their selfish level is. That is on the ever so slight chance they read this forum.
 

NorthernLight

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Le Puy to Santiago via the Frances 2012-2013. EPW2015
Aragonese & Frances 2016
Burgos to Muxia 2017
I know the police have bigger issues to deal with, but just imagine the gardia going albergue door to hostal door looking for these four idiots. Word would spread pretty fast.
 

KinkyOne

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I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
I know the police have bigger issues to deal with, but just imagine the gardia going albergue door to hostal door looking for these four idiots. Word would spread pretty fast.
Sadly not for newcomers...

I hope I won't break any forum rule here but their names seems to me like German. That would narrow the search.

Although The Velvet Underground singer was also Nico and she wasn't German :)
 

Colette Z

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CF- Finisterre-Muxia 03/17; Camino SK 10/17; Norte 03/18; Ingles 11/18; Augusta 03/19
Is anyone staying in an Albergue/Accomodation with Konrad, Barbara, Nko & Lorie????
Maybe you could suggest that they refrain from adding their idiotic scrawl to the way markers..... seriously guys, no one want to see it 😢😢😢View attachment 65429
How about reposting on Facebook on the upcoming albergues FB sites where they might stay so they get called out? 😂
 
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2013 Camino Frances SJPP / 2014 Camino Portugues / 2015 Camino Ingles / 2015 Hospitalero Training
2016 (fall) Camino Sanabre / Hospitalero?
Is anyone staying in an Albergue/Accomodation with Konrad, Barbara, Nko & Lorie????
Maybe you could suggest that they refrain from adding their idiotic scrawl to the way markers..... seriously guys, no one want to see it 😢😢😢View attachment 65429
Fool's names and fool's faces
Are often found on public places.
Sad
 

Yoyo

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2017: CF 800 km
2019: CF 180 km
Sadly not for newcomers...

I hope I won't break any forum rule here but their names seems to me like German. That would narrow the search.

Although The Velvet Underground singer was also Nico and she wasn't German :)
I would advise to be careful with pointing your finger at any one nationality here.
Although Konrad does sound German, there are Barbaras in a number of countries (Barbara Bush comes to mind), Lorie will probably be from an English speaking country and Nico could be from anywhere really.
Also, there could be a number of entirely decent people by those names on the camino right now.
But if the vandalisers keep walking together as a group, they should be easy enough to spot in the coming days.
 

KinkyOne

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I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
I would advise to be careful with pointing your finger at any one nationality here.
Although Konrad does sound German, there are Barbaras in a number of countries (Barbara Bush comes to mind), Lorie will probably be from an English speaking country and Nico could be from anywhere really.
Also, there could be a number of entirely decent people by those names on the camino right now.
But if the vandalisers keep walking together as a group, they should be easy enough to spot in the coming days.
I'm not pointing my finger, I'm just thinking aloud ;)
That's exactly why I mentioned Nico. And you mentioned BB. Same same...
 

KinkyOne

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I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
Nico was German 🙂

Also I’m not a handwriting expert but it looks like one person wrote all the names.
Indeed she was.
I completely forgot that because her career was (after 16yo) more or less outside Germany. Maybe because of the rape?
Thank you for reminding me about this :)
 
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