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Meeting Ivar

omar504

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2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,2017,2018
I met Ivar at the Camino Travel Centre about 4 weeks ago and enjoyed a pleasant chat with him and I encourage forum members to do the same. I was very surprised to hear from him that only about 2 or 3 others had come in to say hello, given the number of forum members.
 

Telluridewalker

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (1988)
Since there's no more kissing the statue of St. James, let's start a tradition of kissing Ivar! :p
 

lynnejohn

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2005), VDLP(2007), Madrid(2009), Ingles(2009), Sur (2011), VDLP(2011)-partial, VDLP(2014)
This spring we had finished walking the Camino de Madrid and were hanging out in Santiago trying to figure our how to get up to Ferrol to walk the Ingles. We found our way to Ivar's office (very nice, by the way), and Ivar was very helpful. More than that, it was just great to meet the man who keeps this awesome forum going. Thanks Ivar!!

So yes, let's make it part of our Santiago tradition to visit Ivar!

lynne
 

Hermanita

Active Member
OMG!! I can see the queue now outside Ivar's office with all the forum Pilgrims waiting to give him a big kiss. We could be causing him a big headache you know. Hehehe!!

Ivar...see you in October!!!
 
omar504 said:
I met Ivar at the Camino Travel Centre about 4 weeks ago and enjoyed a pleasant chat with him and I encourage forum members to do the same. I was very surprised to hear from him that only about 2 or 3 others had come in to say hello, given the number of forum members.


Really? :shock: 2 or 3 of us only visited Ivar? :eek: I know once I finish my Camino and visited El Apóstol I will certainly visit Ivar to shake his hand! I'm sure that he might have a log of all of the Forum members that visit him...

¡Buen Camino!
 

omar504

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Camino(s) past & future
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,2017,2018
Yes,I was surprised too. He said Sillydoll,Johnny Walker and I think the other was Sagalouts-spelling might be a bit off, had visited him.
By the way...I'll pass on the kissing suggestion.
 

SuziePepperell

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2009 : Samos to Santiago de Compostela
2010: Villalba to Santiago de Compostela
Careful - his face might get worn away, or all shiny!
 

sillydoll

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
The day I visited him he was showing me where he'd kept my parcel - sent from Lourdes - when I heard a voice asking for him in the front room. I recognized the voice as one of the pilgrims who had attended a a camino workshop in Durban a few months earlier. She couldn't believe that we had bumped into each other there. Then the door opened and in walked Sue Kenny! Hugs, screeches and more hugs! Poor Ivar was quite overwhelmed!
You might not always find him at the centre - I think Frank is helping out there most days?
 

ivar

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Hermanita said:
OMG!! I can see the queue now outside Ivar's office with all the forum Pilgrims waiting to give him a big kiss. We could be causing him a big headache you know. Hehehe!!

Ivar...see you in October!!!
:oops: :oops: :oops: What will my wife say :oops: :oops: :oops:
 

Sansthing

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
French Camino (2009), French Camino (2011), Via de la Plata (2012), Camino Inglês (2014),
I went to the Camino Travel Centre in June when I finished my Camino and met Ivar. He was very friendly and helpful and booked my bus ticket to Madrid and flight to the UK for me - I didn´t kiss him though :shock:
Sandra
 

BrendaC

New Member
Ivar,

From all the above posts you sound like a most delightful guru, I'll certainly be visiting you late November,

Brenda
 

ivar

Administrator
Staff member
Thanks for all your compliments... Guru included.

If I said that only 2 or 3 of our forum members had stopped by, this is a bit on the low side. Re-thinking it, it must have been more. But with so many stopping by, it is sometimes difficult to know who is from the forum and how is not.

By the way, these days (since I am over at Xacobeo) Frank is working in the office, and doing a great job by the way.

Saludos,
Ivar
 

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