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"Lugar de inicio de la peregrination"

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Via Gebennensis (2018)
Via Podiensis (2018)
Voie Nive Bidassoa (2018)
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#1
We purchased our credencials through Ivar, and we were looking at filling in the first page. Below the name, there is a line to enter the starting point of the pilgrimage: "Lugar de inicio de la peregrination".
We live in Australia (Melbourne), but we will be starting our walk from Switzerland, where my wife's family lives. Our walk will take us through the Via Gebennensis, the Via Podiensis, and then the Camino del Norte.
What do we nominate as our Lugar de inicio: Melbourne or Switzerland?
Or does it matter at all? :)
Note that we will be using a number of credencials, so we only intend to put the Lugar de inicio on the first one.
Thank you!
Buen Camino!
Andrew
 

Tia Valeria

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Pt Norte/Pmtvo 2010
C. Inglés 2011
C. Primitivo '12
Norte-C. de la Reina '13
C. do Mar-C. Inglés '15
#2
We write in the name of the place we start walking (and country if needed).
Buen Camino
 
Camino(s) past & future
Norte (2015), Frances (2016)
#3
Where does your pilgrimage physically start from? Strictly it is from your front door not some arbitrary place somewhere along the way.
 

Tia Valeria

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Pt Norte/Pmtvo 2010
C. Inglés 2011
C. Primitivo '12
Norte-C. de la Reina '13
C. do Mar-C. Inglés '15
#4
Where does your pilgrimage physically start from? Strictly it is from your front door not some arbitrary place somewhere along the way.
True if you walk to the ferry or airport, but for most of us it is where we start walking once we arrive in Spain (or other European destination). The Pilgrims office records where we walk from, not where we fly/sail etc from, so that is what we enter on our credenciales, plus when asked - our country of origin.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Norte (2015), Frances (2016)
#6
True if you walk to the ferry or airport, but for most of us it is where we start walking once we arrive in Spain (or other European destination). The Pilgrims office records where we walk from, not where we fly/sail etc from, so that is what we enter on our credenciales, plus when asked - our country of origin.
You don't actually have to walk anywhere except from Sarria so strictly speaking until that point where you start walking is immaterial. Your pilgrim journey starts from the point that your journey towards Santiago starts. The credencial up to Sarria only gains you access to some places to stay.

As I understand it the Pilgrims Office will record your start point provided the credencial is stamped with it. I am not sure what distance they will record against it though. Hopefully someone with better insight into the Pilgrims Office than me can clarify this.
 

Harington

una abuelita inglés
Camino(s) past & future
Vézelay/Francés 2011, Primitivo 2012, VdlP 2013, Via Domitia 2014, Inglés 2015, Francigena 2016
#7
You don't actually have to walk anywhere except from Sarria so strictly speaking until that point where you start walking is immaterial. Your pilgrim journey starts from the point that your journey towards Santiago starts. The credencial up to Sarria only gains you access to some places to stay.

As I understand it the Pilgrims Office will record your start point provided the credencial is stamped with it. I am not sure what distance they will record against it though. Hopefully someone with better insight into the Pilgrims Office than me can clarify this.
You don't have to walk from Sarria, particularly. Just the final 100km of any route into Santiago. There seems still to be a pervading perception (not helped by the current BBC2 series, that the Camino Francés is "the" Camino.
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#8
You don't actually have to walk anywhere except from Sarria so strictly speaking until that point where you start walking is immaterial. ...
The above post already clarified the last 100km requirement but stating the starting place of walking would give the PO info for issuing the certificate of distance and for their statistics how many pilgrims take different routes. So it's not entirely immaterial.
 

Lirsy

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Primitivo (2017), Norte (2017), Frances (2017), Portugues (2018), La Plata (2018)
#9
State as "Lugar de origen de la peregrinacion" the name of the town in which you start walking. If I understood correctly, the name of the town in Switzerland.

As mentioned above, this point is irrelevant for obtainning the Compostela. It is relevant if you want also the distance certificate.

Buen Camino & Ultreia!!
 

JabbaPapa

"True Pilgrim"
Camino(s) past & future
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#10
It's data collection for statistical purposes, so that it concerns less the matter of where you start your Camino spiritually, symbolically, religiously, etc, than where you physically pick up your pack and start putting one foot in front of the other in the direction of Compostela.

In your case, wherever it may be in Switzerland that you'll start the physical journey.

Hope that helps.
 

Kurt5280

Crazy Enough To Try It Again!
Camino(s) past & future
Frances: SJPDP to Finisterre & Muxia 9/15 (MTB) - Norte: Bayonne to Muxia & Finisterre 9/18 (MTB)
#11
In Denver we have our own Camino Cello...from the Colorado Front Range Chapter of the American Pilgrims on the Camino...also an annual Shell Cerimony with Pilgrim Blessing...Benedictio perarum et baculorum...the ritual blessing of the pilgrim satchel and staff...the Camino really starts where you leave your life behind for a new adventure.
 


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