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My first Camino - Variante Espiritual from Vigo

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Planning to walk in Feb/Mar 2020
Hello all,
I am in Madrid now, will be in Salamanca next week and taking the train to Vigo on 22nd to start my camino from there on the 23rd. I am excited. I am doing this alone in honor of my mother's soul, who passed away last year.
From what I've read on this forum Vigo - Santiago is 100 kms, the minimum required to get my Compostella.

A few questions:
1) I was hoping to do the spiritual variant, Will there be enough people on this trail, just for a psychologically safe feeling?
2) Where can I stay in Vigo on the 22nd before I start my journey?
3) Anyone planning to walk the camino on these days that I can connect with?
 
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Corned Beef

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VDLP 9/2022
I passed through Vigo last week and as it is a city, there a plenty of places to chose from unless you are looking for a pilgrim-specific one.

The port area is busy as you would expect and is focussed on tourists. Vigo also has a lot of hills so you could go further up and have the view. I found a relatively inexpensive hotel in the centre chosen for its proximity to a lavanderia (you have to be practical sometimes).

Pic is the shopping centre with one of the two cruise ships that were there that day.
 

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Where can I stay in Vigo on the 22nd before I start my journey?
In Vigo there is a recently opened albergue that is very well located in the historic area of Vigo.

Albergue público de peregrinos de Vigo Juan Manuel López-Chaves

and that is located at Rúa da Ribeira do Berbés, 5

Highly recommended.


Bon Camino !
 
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I am now in the Camino, starting from Vigo staying at the albergue Albergue público de peregrinos de Vigo Juan Manuel López-Chaves at Rúa da Ribeira do Berbés, 5, 36202 Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain
 

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Jill
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I am now in the Camino, starting from Vigo staying at the albergue Albergue público de peregrinos de Vigo Juan Manuel López-Chaves at Rúa da Ribeira do Berbés, 5, 36202 Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain

Bom caminho!

Fantastic to see that there is now a dedicated albergue in Vigo for pilgrims.

Opened less that 4 months ago according to Gronze!
 

Corned Beef

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You’re a bit out of the way there but if you follow the road along the coast for about a mile you’ll see the main port, shopping area and centre. Lots of restaurants too.

One thing I could not get used to was the restaurants opening at 8:00 pm or later - then getting up early to move on.

Will take some planning or you’ll have to cook for yourself. I have family from the Vigo area and they can’t get used to our early ways.
 
Past OR future Camino
Planning to walk in Feb/Mar 2020
You’re a bit out of the way there but if you follow the road along the coast for about a mile you’ll see the main port, shopping area and centre. Lots of restaurants too.

One thing I could not get used to was the restaurants opening at 8:00 pm or later - then getting up early to move on.

Will take some planning or you’ll have to cook for yourself. I have family from the Vigo area and they can’t get used to our early ways.
I did, even joined a local dancing party. Life is good in Galicia.

Got my pilgrim passport stamped at the Iglesia de Santiago.
Have to remember the 2 stamps per day rule.
Heading back to the albergue now for some shut eye and an early morning start.
 
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J Willhaus

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2016
Congrats and Buen Camino! I'll let Phil from your Pueblo Ingles group know you are on the way. Hope you will check in and continue to let us know how it is going or how it went.
 
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