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Moving to Santiago

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Camino Inglés 2018

Now: http://egeria.house/
#1
Update 22nd May 2017:

Ok, here the contact info, which you also find here http://egeria.house/contact/ (my mobile number will change as soon as I get a Spanish SIM and I will then update again). On the website is also a map ;-)

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From 26th May 2017

S.Yates
Travesía do Carme de Abaixo, 4
15705 Santiago de Compostela
A Coruña
Spain/Spanien/España

00420 732518538 (only/nur/solo WhatsApp/SMS !!!)

sy {a} sybilleyates.com

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On the evening of 24th May I (plus my max. 3 pieces of luggage each max. 23kg) will board the plane to Santiago where I (hopefully including the luggage!) will arrive the morning of 25th May to live there. This is a major step in my own personal Camino history - as you can well imagine ;-) Prayers and good wishes are appreciated!

I am renting a house in Santiago which will be open to pilgrims, volunteers that are traveling through and friends in general. And yes, I will have two guest bedrooms for people that need a place to stay. However, this will not be a classical albergue - just the home of a Camino Fossil (aka veteran pilgrim) that is open to everybody that needs it (space permitting).

Plans are really very fluid at the moment and will evolve over time (watch this space!). I will post contact details etc when I have landed but if you want more info earlier or need help in SdC from the 25th May 2017 onward - just send me a forum PM.

The basic idea is to just provide another 'helping hand' to pilgrims in Santiago whilst enjoying living there and no, no commercial interests!

Buen Camino and see you soon, SY
 
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Camino(s) past & future
April (2015) SJPdP to SdC; Porto to SdC April (2016)
#2
Congratulations, Bon voyage, and all other appropriate greetings @SYates. May I be the first to wish you well in your plans and to say how you really outclass all of us with your carpe diem approach to life. Many of us think of doing something akin to what you are bravely embarking on, for the majority, thinking about is as far as the project gets. Wonderful news.
 

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bmcbride

CVRambler
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2014), Camino Inca (2015), Primitivo (2017), Portugues (2018)
#7
On the evening of 24th May I (plus my max. 3 pieces of luggage each max. 23kg) will board the plane to Santiago where I (hopefully including the luggage!) will arrive the morning of 25th May to live there. This is a major step in my own personal Camino history - as you can well imagine ;-) Prayers and good wishes are appreciated!

I am renting a house in Santiago which will be open to pilgrims, volunteers that are traveling through and friends in general. And yes, I will have two guest bedrooms for people that need a place to stay. However, this will not be a classical albergue - just the home of a Camino Fossil (aka veteran pilgrim) that is open to everybody that needs it (space permitting).

Plans are really very fluid at the moment and will evolve over time (watch this space!). I will post contact details etc when I have landed but if you want more info earlier or need help in SdC from the 25th May 2017 onward - just send me a forum PM.

The basic idea is to just provide another 'helping hand' to pilgrims in Santiago whilst enjoying living there and no, no commercial interests!

Buen Camino and see you soon, SY
Best wishes on this new chapter of your life!
 
Camino(s) past & future
March/April 2015, Late April 2016, Sept/Oct 2017
#10
On the evening of 24th May I (plus my max. 3 pieces of luggage each max. 23kg) will board the plane to Santiago where I (hopefully including the luggage!) will arrive the morning of 25th May to live there. This is a major step in my own personal Camino history - as you can well imagine ;-) Prayers and good wishes are appreciated!

I am renting a house in Santiago which will be open to pilgrims, volunteers that are traveling through and friends in general. And yes, I will have two guest bedrooms for people that need a place to stay. However, this will not be a classical albergue - just the home of a Camino Fossil (aka veteran pilgrim) that is open to everybody that needs it (space permitting).

Plans are really very fluid at the moment and will evolve over time (watch this space!). I will post contact details etc when I have landed but if you want more info earlier or need help in SdC from the 25th May 2017 onward - just send me a forum PM.

The basic idea is to just provide another 'helping hand' to pilgrims in Santiago whilst enjoying living there and no, no commercial interests!

Buen Camino and see you soon, SY

I wish you well in your move and making a new home!
 

jerbear

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino de madrid, camino francis, camino inverino (2012, 2013,2014)
CdM, Francis, San salvador, primativo june 2015 CDM , francis, inverino 2016
Camino madrid, via de Plata. Santiago.
Coast of the dead malpica to muxia
#12
How cool ill try to look you up in July as well. Great luck to you.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese Route (last 100+kms) (2011)
Finisterre Route (2012)
French Way (first 100+ kms) (2014)
Northern Coastal Route (first 100+kms) (2015)
French Way (last 100+kms) (2017)
#14
Congratulations girl .... on following your dream! Santiago has amazing energy and you will be very happy there .... and of course, you will have many visitors from your Camino family. Safe trip, ... happy landing, and I wish you all the best with your courageous venture. Well done you!
 
Camino(s) past & future
C. Francés (2004-), C. Portugués, C. de Madrid, 1/2 V. Plata, 1/8 Levante, hospitalera Grado 2016.
#29
I hope you'll enjoy Santiago - and find the peace to stay at home there occasionally, though I suspect we'll find you walking some Camino or other again, very soon...

Loved walking with you that day, and both hope and expect we'll have another day together some time!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Several and counting...
#30
Ha
I was wondering why you had fallen so silent, SYates! Hatching this marvelous plan, it seems. Wishing you the very best in this next step, and I hope to meet you in Santiago in July! Buen camino, Laurie
haha. I thought that too! All is now clear. Fantastic and exciting news.
 
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RENSHAW

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
2003 CF Roncesvalles to Santiago
2/4 weeks every year on CF reaching Burgos or Leon. Hospitalero San Anton June 2016.
#38
Great Sybil - what an adventure - one huge bucket list tick - Viana is my choice - I must do it before UK leaves the EU?
 

gollygolly

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2000, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
#39
On the evening of 24th May I (plus my max. 3 pieces of luggage each max. 23kg) will board the plane to Santiago where I (hopefully including the luggage!) will arrive the morning of 25th May to live there. This is a major step in my own personal Camino history - as you can well imagine ;-) Prayers and good wishes are appreciated!

I am renting a house in Santiago which will be open to pilgrims, volunteers that are traveling through and friends in general. And yes, I will have two guest bedrooms for people that need a place to stay. However, this will not be a classical albergue - just the home of a Camino Fossil (aka veteran pilgrim) that is open to everybody that needs it (space permitting).

Plans are really very fluid at the moment and will evolve over time (watch this space!). I will post contact details etc when I have landed but if you want more info earlier or need help in SdC from the 25th May 2017 onward - just send me a forum PM.

The basic idea is to just provide another 'helping hand' to pilgrims in Santiago whilst enjoying living there and no, no commercial interests!

Buen Camino and see you soon, SY
What an amazing development for you in what I feel is one of the most amazing places ! May your journey be enjoyable, rich and fulfilling in every respect.
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Camino Inglés 2018

Now: http://egeria.house/
#41
I, too, plan to arrive in Santiago on May 24. I fly back home on the 26th, so if you would like an extra pair of hands - cleaning, sorting, moving stuff, whatever, then I'm ready and available on the 25th.
Thank you very much for your kind offer! I am sure the house will be clean but a second pair of hands is always appreciated ;-) I PM you my contact details. Buen Camino, SY
 
Camino(s) past & future
May 29th to July 4th 2016
SJPDP to Santiago
And many, many more I pray
#42
Congratulations on making such an exciting life move. I found myself taking pictures of for sale signs as I walked dreaming of doing the same. My body would be hurting and I'd dream of opening one with tubs to allow for pilgrims to soak those aching bodies. I send you lots of love and best wishes :)
 
Camino(s) past & future
cycled from Pamplona Sep 2015;Frances, walked from St Jean 2017.
#44
Hola Sybil what wonderful news. Now I can finally have the pleasure to meet you, face to face. The first coffee will be on me as I hope to be in Santiago around 5/6/8 June. Saying a small prayer that this will be a truly successful adventure for you and whoever travels with you. Cheers & beers Mike :);):D
 

movinmaggie

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015) Scotland GGW (2017) Primitivo (2018) if all vital signs working
#46
I too had wondered where you were Sybil - you've been packing!! So happy for you as you enter this new chapter of your life. I know many others here wish you well. I'm off to walk in Scotland next Tuesday. All the best to you - keep in touch here.
 

TaijiPilgrim

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2011), Camino Frances (2015), Camino Ingles (2017), Camino Muxia (2017)
#47
On the evening of 24th May I (plus my max. 3 pieces of luggage each max. 23kg) will board the plane to Santiago where I (hopefully including the luggage!) will arrive the morning of 25th May to live there. This is a major step in my own personal Camino history - as you can well imagine ;-) Prayers and good wishes are appreciated!

I am renting a house in Santiago which will be open to pilgrims, volunteers that are traveling through and friends in general. And yes, I will have two guest bedrooms for people that need a place to stay. However, this will not be a classical albergue - just the home of a Camino Fossil (aka veteran pilgrim) that is open to everybody that needs it (space permitting).

Plans are really very fluid at the moment and will evolve over time (watch this space!). I will post contact details etc when I have landed but if you want more info earlier or need help in SdC from the 25th May 2017 onward - just send me a forum PM.

The basic idea is to just provide another 'helping hand' to pilgrims in Santiago whilst enjoying living there and no, no commercial interests!

Buen Camino and see you soon, SY
Wow!!! Wonderful and I am so happy for you. I'll be finishing the Camino Ingles around that time and if I can help, let me know. Will also be in Santiago June 1, hopefully after Muxia/Finisterre. Would like to share a drink to celebrate your move. Buen camino every day.
 
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nathanael

Guest
#48
On the evening of 24th May I (plus my max. 3 pieces of luggage each max. 23kg) will board the plane to Santiago where I (hopefully including the luggage!) will arrive the morning of 25th May to live there. This is a major step in my own personal Camino history - as you can well imagine ;-) Prayers and good wishes are appreciated!

I am renting a house in Santiago which will be open to pilgrims, volunteers that are traveling through and friends in general. And yes, I will have two guest bedrooms for people that need a place to stay. However, this will not be a classical albergue - just the home of a Camino Fossil (aka veteran pilgrim) that is open to everybody that needs it (space permitting).

Plans are really very fluid at the moment and will evolve over time (watch this space!). I will post contact details etc when I have landed but if you want more info earlier or need help in SdC from the 25th May 2017 onward - just send me a forum PM.

The basic idea is to just provide another 'helping hand' to pilgrims in Santiago whilst enjoying living there and no, no commercial interests!

Buen Camino and see you soon, SY
Wow I envoy you the best in your endevour.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (Sept 2016)
SDC/ Finesterre/ Muxia (2016)
#54
how wonderful! to think of you nestled in the Camino on a permanent basis
how lucky that more people will have the opportunity to enjoy your experience and knowledge
thank you for sharing more of you with more of us!
 
Camino(s) past & future
April-May 2018 Madrid, Salvador& Primitivo and onward
#56
On the evening of 24th May I (plus my max. 3 pieces of luggage each max. 23kg) will board the plane to Santiago where I (hopefully including the luggage!) will arrive the morning of 25th May to live there. This is a major step in my own personal Camino history - as you can well imagine ;-) Prayers and good wishes are appreciated!

I am renting a house in Santiago which will be open to pilgrims, volunteers that are traveling through and friends in general. And yes, I will have two guest bedrooms for people that need a place to stay. However, this will not be a classical albergue - just the home of a Camino Fossil (aka veteran pilgrim) that is open to everybody that needs it (space permitting).

Plans are really very fluid at the moment and will evolve over time (watch this space!). I will post contact details etc when I have landed but if you want more info earlier or need help in SdC from the 25th May 2017 onward - just send me a forum PM.

The basic idea is to just provide another 'helping hand' to pilgrims in Santiago whilst enjoying living there and no, no commercial interests!

Buen Camino and see you soon, SY
On the evening of 24th May I (plus my max. 3 pieces of luggage each max. 23kg) will board the plane to Santiago where I (hopefully including the luggage!) will arrive the morning of 25th May to live there. This is a major step in my own personal Camino history - as you can well imagine ;-) Prayers and good wishes are appreciated!

I am renting a house in Santiago which will be open to pilgrims, volunteers that are traveling through and friends in general. And yes, I will have two guest bedrooms for people that need a place to stay. However, this will not be a classical albergue - just the home of a Camino Fossil (aka veteran pilgrim) that is open to everybody that needs it (space permitting).

Plans are really very fluid at the moment and will evolve over time (watch this space!). I will post contact details etc when I have landed but if you want more info earlier or need help in SdC from the 25th May 2017 onward - just send me a forum PM.

The basic idea is to just provide another 'helping hand' to pilgrims in Santiago whilst enjoying living there and no, no commercial interests!

Buen Camino and see you soon, SY
On the evening of 24th May I (plus my max. 3 pieces of luggage each max. 23kg) will board the plane to Santiago where I (hopefully including the luggage!) will arrive the morning of 25th May to live there. This is a major step in my own personal Camino history - as you can well imagine ;-) Prayers and good wishes are appreciated!

I am renting a house in Santiago which will be open to pilgrims, volunteers that are traveling through and friends in general. And yes, I will have two guest bedrooms for people that need a place to stay. However, this will not be a classical albergue - just the home of a Camino Fossil (aka veteran pilgrim) that is open to everybody that needs it (space permitting).

Plans are really very fluid at the moment and will evolve over time (watch this space!). I will post contact details etc when I have landed but if you want more info earlier or need help in SdC from the 25th May 2017 onward - just send me a forum PM.

The basic idea is to just provide another 'helping hand' to pilgrims in Santiago whilst enjoying living there and no, no commercial interests!

Buen Camino and see you soon, SY

I am trying to let you know how happy I am to see your post. But having some problems so hope this gets to ya. I've been concerned since I always enjoy reading what you have to impart. Now I know the reason for your absence from the Forum and man O man what a reason! You are undertaking an enormous leap and that makes life absolutely exciting and memory making. Best of all to you, my dear.
MM
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances-(2013/14/18
Camino Salvado Perth -(2015)
West Highland Way (2016)
Lyon France 2017
#59
Congratulations Sylvia and all good wishes for your new venture. Hope to meet up with you one of these days in Santiago. Prayers and Ultreya....
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
St Olav/Francés ('16)
Baztanés/Francés ('17)
Ingles ('18)
#61
Coming late to this fabulous thread, Sybille, full of our heartfelt and happy well-wishes!
Adding mine to them--though there are no words, really, to express the good wishes and full-hearted congratulations on your courageous step forward.
@domigee took the words out of my mouth, so I'll just say it again: Buen camino de la vida!--
May all your good deeds bear wonderful fruit, and your usual wishes for everyone else come true for you!
 
Camino(s) past & future
There are many different Pilgrim Routes and Caminos in life.
#62
Coming late to this fabulous thread, Sybille, full of our heartfelt and happy well-wishes!
Adding mine to them--though there are no words, really, to express the good wishes and full-hearted congratulations on your courageous step forward.
@domigee took the words out of my mouth, so I'll just say it again: Buen camino de la vida!--
May all your good deeds bear wonderful fruit, and your usual wishes for everyone else come true for you!
I totaly agree with @Viranani, she says it just perfect! This is joyful news! Wish you all the best. :) Sending my prayers and blessings.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances: September 24 - October 31 (2015); February/March (2019)
#64
On the evening of 24th May I (plus my max. 3 pieces of luggage each max. 23kg) will board the plane to Santiago where I (hopefully including the luggage!) will arrive the morning of 25th May to live there. This is a major step in my own personal Camino history - as you can well imagine ;-) Prayers and good wishes are appreciated!

I am renting a house in Santiago which will be open to pilgrims, volunteers that are traveling through and friends in general. And yes, I will have two guest bedrooms for people that need a place to stay. However, this will not be a classical albergue - just the home of a Camino Fossil (aka veteran pilgrim) that is open to everybody that needs it (space permitting).

Plans are really very fluid at the moment and will evolve over time (watch this space!). I will post contact details etc when I have landed but if you want more info earlier or need help in SdC from the 25th May 2017 onward - just send me a forum PM.

The basic idea is to just provide another 'helping hand' to pilgrims in Santiago whilst enjoying living there and no, no commercial interests!

Buen Camino and see you soon, SY
What an amazing thing you are doing. I wish for you the peace of all humanity. May you feel that energy coursing through you.
 
#69
Santiago should be a wonderful city to settle in. I just hope you will not be located in one of the many modern piso all around the old centre.
If you are renting a room or rooms out for money please acquaint yourself with the very new regulations issued by the Xunta. They started on the 10th May. Would not want your stay in Galicia to turn into a nightmare.
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Camino Inglés 2018

Now: http://egeria.house/
#71
Thanks for all the good wishes everybody! I don't have the time to answer each of them in detail, but I read and liked them all ;-) So please don't be offended if I answer only a few directly. Life at the moment is a bit busy!

From Monday onward I will only have limited access to the internet, so don't send out a missing person notice! Once in Santiago, I will be, hopefully, pretty regular online again.

Again, if you plan to be in Santiago from the 25 May onward and would like to meet/come to my place, send me a PM here on the forum and I send you my contact details.

Buen Camino, SY
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Camino Inglés 2018

Now: http://egeria.house/
#72
... Who will send me Vegemite now? :D
I hope to make sure that there will be always a good supply of it in my kitchen - you just have to walk a Camino to get it ;-) BC SY
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Camino Inglés 2018

Now: http://egeria.house/
#74
Santiago should be a wonderful city to settle in. I just hope you will not be located in one of the many modern piso all around the old centre.
If you are renting a room or rooms out for money please acquaint yourself with the very new regulations issued by the Xunta. They started on the 10th May. Would not want your stay in Galicia to turn into a nightmare.
No, my place is a house close to the Cathedral, renovated in a modern way, but essentially an old house with atmosphere.
I am not planning to "rent" any rooms out, nor to run an albergue in the classical sense. The two guest bedrooms are for visiting friends, pilgrims, volunteers etc. if some of those that stay in the house decide to leave a donativo to help to keep the place running - that is great.

BC SY
 

Thornley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances [08 ]Portuguese [09 ]Le Puy[10] Norte[ 11] Madrid [12] Figeac - Pamplona [13] Mont Saint Michel - Bordeaux / St Palais - Pamplona [14] Moissac -Burgos [15] , Norte to Oviedo and then Primitivo [16]
Le Puy to Moissac and Dax to Santo Domingo
#75
May your journey be joyful
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" camino
Porto to SdC May 2019
#77
On the evening of 24th May I (plus my max. 3 pieces of luggage each max. 23kg) will board the plane to Santiago where I (hopefully including the luggage!) will arrive the morning of 25th May to live there. This is a major step in my own personal Camino history - as you can well imagine ;-) Prayers and good wishes are appreciated!

I am renting a house in Santiago which will be open to pilgrims, volunteers that are traveling through and friends in general. And yes, I will have two guest bedrooms for people that need a place to stay. However, this will not be a classical albergue - just the home of a Camino Fossil (aka veteran pilgrim) that is open to everybody that needs it (space permitting).

Plans are really very fluid at the moment and will evolve over time (watch this space!). I will post contact details etc when I have landed but if you want more info earlier or need help in SdC from the 25th May 2017 onward - just send me a forum PM.

The basic idea is to just provide another 'helping hand' to pilgrims in Santiago whilst enjoying living there and no, no commercial interests!

Buen Camino and see you soon, SY
May your roof never leak,
may your windows never rattle
and may you find peace at the end of each day
behind your own front door.
 
#78
No, my place is a house close to the Cathedral, renovated in a modern way, but essentially an old house with atmosphere.
I am not planning to "rent" any rooms out, nor to run an albergue in the classical sense. The two guest bedrooms are for visiting friends, pilgrims, volunteers etc. if some of those that stay in the house decide to leave a donativo to help to keep the place running - that is great.

BC SY
Well good luck with that but you are still reviving money. That mean you are getting money for the rent there is also a tax issue too. But hey Spain is full of non tax paying corrupt people, well it seems the politicians can get a way with it but the normal tax paying citizen cannot.
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Camino Inglés 2018

Now: http://egeria.house/
#79
Well good luck with that but you are still reviving money. That mean you are getting money for the rent there is also a tax issue too. But hey Spain is full of non tax paying corrupt people, well it seems the politicians can get a way with it but the normal tax paying citizen cannot.
Rest assured I pay my tax where I live now and will pay tax where I will live in future! Please don't worry about this, SY
 
Camino(s) past & future
C Frances x 2 - 2016, 2017
C Portuguese x 2 2016, 2017
C Muxia/Finisterra x 2 2016, 17
CdM
#80
Wow.....!!! SYates, many congratulations! You are one lucky gal!! Well done!

I hope to be in Santiago 10 - 12 days from tomorrow.... may pop in for a "hello"
 

JMB

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Hope to in August/September 2017
#82
On the evening of 24th May I (plus my max. 3 pieces of luggage each max. 23kg) will board the plane to Santiago where I (hopefully including the luggage!) will arrive the morning of 25th May to live there. This is a major step in my own personal Camino history - as you can well imagine ;-) Prayers and good wishes are appreciated!

I am renting a house in Santiago which will be open to pilgrims, volunteers that are traveling through and friends in general. And yes, I will have two guest bedrooms for people that need a place to stay. However, this will not be a classical albergue - just the home of a Camino Fossil (aka veteran pilgrim) that is open to everybody that needs it (space permitting).

Plans are really very fluid at the moment and will evolve over time (watch this space!). I will post contact details etc when I have landed but if you want more info earlier or need help in SdC from the 25th May 2017 onward - just send me a forum PM.

The basic idea is to just provide another 'helping hand' to pilgrims in Santiago whilst enjoying living there and no, no commercial interests!

Buen Camino and see you soon, SY

OH HOW WONDERFUL, AND PERHAPS WE CAN CONNECT WHEN I ARRIVE. I START MY JOURNEY ON 16 AUGUST AND THEN THE TREK. HOW DOES ONE SEND A PM TO YOU?? SORRY TO BE A LUDDITE :)
 

JMB

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Hope to in August/September 2017
#83
On the evening of 24th May I (plus my max. 3 pieces of luggage each max. 23kg) will board the plane to Santiago where I (hopefully including the luggage!) will arrive the morning of 25th May to live there. This is a major step in my own personal Camino history - as you can well imagine ;-) Prayers and good wishes are appreciated!

I am renting a house in Santiago which will be open to pilgrims, volunteers that are traveling through and friends in general. And yes, I will have two guest bedrooms for people that need a place to stay. However, this will not be a classical albergue - just the home of a Camino Fossil (aka veteran pilgrim) that is open to everybody that needs it (space permitting).

Plans are really very fluid at the moment and will evolve over time (watch this space!). I will post contact details etc when I have landed but if you want more info earlier or need help in SdC from the 25th May 2017 onward - just send me a forum PM.

The basic idea is to just provide another 'helping hand' to pilgrims in Santiago whilst enjoying living there and no, no commercial interests!

Buen Camino and see you soon, SY
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Camino Inglés 2018

Now: http://egeria.house/
#84
... HOW DOES ONE SEND A PM TO YOU?? SORRY TO BE A LUDDITE :)
Just click on my name under my picture and in the pop-up menu click 'start a conversation and type away ;-) Buen Camino, SY
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Camino Inglés 2018

Now: http://egeria.house/
#87
It worked @JMB but I am on limited internet at the moment, so it might take a while until I get back to you and others that have send me a PM, sorry about that! BC SY
 

JohnMcM

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Some, and with luck, some more.
#88
On the evening of 24th May I (plus my max. 3 pieces of luggage each max. 23kg) will board the plane to Santiago where I (hopefully including the luggage!) will arrive the morning of 25th May to live there. This is a major step in my own personal Camino history - as you can well imagine ;-) Prayers and good wishes are appreciated!

I am renting a house in Santiago which will be open to pilgrims, volunteers that are traveling through and friends in general. And yes, I will have two guest bedrooms for people that need a place to stay. However, this will not be a classical albergue - just the home of a Camino Fossil (aka veteran pilgrim) that is open to everybody that needs it (space permitting).

Plans are really very fluid at the moment and will evolve over time (watch this space!). I will post contact details etc when I have landed but if you want more info earlier or need help in SdC from the 25th May 2017 onward - just send me a forum PM.

The basic idea is to just provide another 'helping hand' to pilgrims in Santiago whilst enjoying living there and no, no commercial interests!

Buen Camino and see you soon, SY
Happy for you SY, so happy.
 
Camino(s) past & future
C Frances x 2 - 2016, 2017
C Portuguese x 2 2016, 2017
C Muxia/Finisterra x 2 2016, 17
CdM
#89
Please do so! I send you the address in a moment via PM ;-) SY
Hi Sybille

Thanks for contact details.... will contact when in Santiago... only problem is my flight s 27/5 morning :(

Best wishes

Ginette x
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Camino Inglés 2018

Now: http://egeria.house/
#90
Not a problem, I am landing on the 25th May in the morning - I guess we find a moment or so for a chat ;-) BC SY
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Camino Inglés 2018

Now: http://egeria.house/
#91
Just 'caught' internet and updated my original post will contact details! Link to my blog also in my forum signature ;-) See you soon in Santiago and Buen Camino, SY
 
#92
Just read your entry in your blog Sybil. You probably have help in Santiago but just in case, last September I went through the whole registration process which lies ahead of you - NIE, health insurance, opening a bank account etc - so if I can be of any support let me know. It was in Navarra and Aragón but you never know.
Have a safe trip and wish you a soft landing.
Cheers
Lee
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#95
Just 'caught' internet and updated my original post will contact details! Link to my blog also in my forum signature ;-) See you soon in Santiago and Buen Camino, SY
Ahhhh, it's in the back street where my favorite Bar Caamano has a few tables. I wish to be able to buy you a copa or two of vino right now, Sybill!
Well, tomorrow :D

Really, enjoy!
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Camino Inglés 2018

Now: http://egeria.house/
#96
Ok, I have landed and, more importantly, all my luggage as well ;-) Already unpacked and stored away everything (it helps if you travel light ;-) and now enjoying lunch at Casa Manolo.

@KinkyOne I have already been there for a quick breakfast - the vino might come later ;-)

Also had already the first pilgrim dropping in, came with a tarta de Santiago in hand and accepted only a glass of cold water in return - sigh. But we had a nice long chat :D

BC SY
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Camino Inglés 2018

Now: http://egeria.house/
#98
Just read your entry in your blog Sybil. You probably have help in Santiago but just in case, last September I went through the whole registration process which lies ahead of you - NIE, health insurance, opening a bank account etc - so if I can be of any support let me know. It was in Navarra and Aragón but you never know.
Have a safe trip and wish you a soft landing.
Cheers
Lee
Thanks for your offer, Lee! I plan to visit the Foreign Police on Monday as getting an NIE is the first step for pretty much everything. Will give you a shout if I run into a catch-22 but I also have friends here that went through the same process. BC SY
 
#99
@SYates I hope that you are as lucky as I was with the authorities in Pamplona. And you are right, without a NIE you can not open a bank account nor in most cases rent a house.

Requirements for opening and maintaining a bank account in Spain are way different from here in The Netherlands, at least that was my experience with Santander. To avoid all the fees suggest opening an online account.
 
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PlutseligPilegrim

Frances-Norte-Levante-Sanabres-Portugues-Gudbrands
Camino(s) past & future
St Olav’s way - Åbo - Stiklestad - Nidaros
(2018)
Update 22nd May 2017:

Ok, here the contact info, which you also find here http://egeria.house/contact/ (my mobile number will change as soon as I get a Spanish SIM and I will then update again). On the website is also a map ;-)

***
From 26th May 2017

S.Yates
Travesía do Carme de Abaixo, 4
15705 Santiago de Compostela
A Coruña
Spain/Spanien/España

00420 732518538 (only/nur/solo WhatsApp/SMS !!!)

sy {a} sybilleyates.com

***

On the evening of 24th May I (plus my max. 3 pieces of luggage each max. 23kg) will board the plane to Santiago where I (hopefully including the luggage!) will arrive the morning of 25th May to live there. This is a major step in my own personal Camino history - as you can well imagine ;-) Prayers and good wishes are appreciated!

I am renting a house in Santiago which will be open to pilgrims, volunteers that are traveling through and friends in general. And yes, I will have two guest bedrooms for people that need a place to stay. However, this will not be a classical albergue - just the home of a Camino Fossil (aka veteran pilgrim) that is open to everybody that needs it (space permitting).

Plans are really very fluid at the moment and will evolve over time (watch this space!). I will post contact details etc when I have landed but if you want more info earlier or need help in SdC from the 25th May 2017 onward - just send me a forum PM.

The basic idea is to just provide another 'helping hand' to pilgrims in Santiago whilst enjoying living there and no, no commercial interests!

Buen Camino and see you soon, SY

It certainly is a special city and admire your reasoning of choice....all the best from Norway
 

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