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Discussion in 'From Santiago de Compostela' started by SYates, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. SYates

    SYates Camino Fossil AD 1999 Donating Member

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    Hi everybody, as I wrote here https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/forum-meet-up-and-input-please.48358/ I would love to re-start a regular forum meet-up in Santiago. Even when the poll in my original post was slightly more in favour of meeting at a Bar-Café, it really would be more practical for me to do it at my place. If nobody comes, at least I can do things around the house ;-) So here the practical info:

    Monday to Friday from 16:00 - 18:00! Exceptions stated in list below!

    Location:

    S.Yates' Place
    Travesía do Carme de Abeixo 4
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    Egeria House Map.jpg


    Link to interactive map (scroll down): http://egeria.house/contact


    I will provide: Tea/Coffee, soft drinks, cookies/biscuits etc.

    Costs: None, but you are welcome to bring drink/food to share with others and there might be a discreetly placed basket in a kitchen corner where you can drop a cent or two for the next supply of tea bags ;-)

    I will update this thread regularly here with the next upcoming forum meet-ups. Like this ;-)

    Up coming forum meet-ups:


    Tuesday, 20th June 2017

    Wednesday, 21st June 2017

    Thursday, 22nd June 2017

    Friday, 23rd June 2017

    Monday, 26th June 2017

    Tuesday, 27th June 2017

    Wednesday, 28th June 2017

    Thursday, 29th June 2017

    Friday, 30th June 2017


    Lets just see how it goes and I will take it from there. Looking forward to seeing you all & Buen Camino, SY

    PS For all of you that are/were concerned about my privacy: When I envisioned living in Santiago, I already had it very clear in my head that I would share part of the house with pilgrims/friends, so nobody is intruding on my privacy ;-) The ground floor is 'open space', the first floor is 'invited only' space and the second floor is 'only my space'. ;-)
     
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    Bless your heart for this offering ~ next time in SdC i will most certainly come and join you for a cuppa' -
    very best wishes -
    e tanti saluti e auguri
    Claudia

     
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    I hope to meet you in August!
     
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  4. Peter Fransiscus

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    Bless you Sybille for doing this , you are the angel at the end of the Pilgrimage .

    Wish you well , Peter.
     
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    Danke Sy
    Wird gegen ende June in Santiago sein. Wurde mich freuen Dich zu treffen.
     
  6. Viranani

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    Such a wonderful offering, Sybille! I hope your generosity of heart continues to bring people together for a long time in the future and that you are well supported in what you do.
    And for me...Next year in Santiago!!
     
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    I think you are so generous with your time and home. I will be in Santiago after my camino starting in march next year. Really looking forward to meeting you.
     
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  8. TaijiPilgrim

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    You are wonderful to do this. Unfortunately, I just returned to the U.S. yesterday from Santiago. I will have to do another camino so I can meet you. While in Santiago, I stayed at Albergue Blanco, which appears to be quite near your apartment. I wish I had known! Buen camino every day.
     
  9. t2andreo

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    Be prepared! I arrive back in Santiago 12 July for about five weeks. I start working at the P/O for a month soon there after and through mid-August. This time, no walking. I am flying directly to SCQ from MIA, via MAD. The ACC have me billeted in pilgrim digs at San Martin Pinario for the month...hope they included breakfast...

    Send me a PM if you have a shopping list of stuff you might want from this side of the pond. If it fits in my checked luggage it comes. Starbucks coffee perhaps, or some other quintessential American food favorite that you might like to have on hand...? Heck Mike Matynyk (Wise Pilgrim Guides) asked me to bring him crushed red pepper of all things...says he cannot find it anywhere in Spain... Anyway, I got it locally and it is on the "to pack " pile...

    FYI, this is a service I've been offering to all my EU friends for many years. My prices are better than the local shop selling American "comfort food." Plus you get free and personal delivery...;)

    Wanna baseball bat for folks who can't take the hint to move on down the road? Wood or aluminum? LOL

    Looking forward to seeing you again...
     
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  10. SYates

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    As I am not an American, so I have no idea what kind of non-perishable comfort food Americans on the Camino crave - so I leave that up to you ;-)

    Thank you kindly for the offer, but so far a stern look was sufficient in the past. You know that German glance that spells out 'Achtung!'. BC SY
     
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    Sarah, you have been SO helpful to me and to everyone else here - Thank you! It sounds like so much fun, and wish we were in Santiago....but alas, just reading and dreaming!
     
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    Such a generous offer! I have no plans for another Camino soon, I hope you are still doing this when I do return. I'd love to meet you.

    Blessings, Priscilla
     
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    Great! I hope to meet up at the end of the month. Leaving Sevilla tomorrow.
     
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  14. SYates

    SYates Camino Fossil AD 1999 Donating Member

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    I am here, waiting for you all! My biggest fear is that --- nobody turns up ... BC SY
     
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    Brava Sybille!
     
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    I hope to be in Santiago sometime in April. I really look forward to a visit and a chance to meet you!
     
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    Okay, so the baseball bat is out. What are the national demographics of the folks you are hosting so far, in general terms?

    One would not want to bring American peanut butter, when your guests prefer Nutella... Nicht wahr?

    I look forward to seeing you next month...
     
  18. Mike Savage

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    That's easy then. What I hear that Europeans like for comfort food from the US is Jack Daniels or in Rebekah's case Wild Turkey. Just a rumor mind you. :D
     
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    I'm a single malt kind of guy.;);)

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  20. SYates

    SYates Camino Fossil AD 1999 Donating Member

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    Lol, so far I had staying with me: A French couple, a Brazilian-Irish couple and a Philippine-Australian peregrina ;-) Hardly a huge sample - so just do your worst and looking forward to seeing you again in July. BC SY
     
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    hi syates, I plan to be in sdc on Friday, June 9 in the afternoon. it would be very unfortunate if no one shows after all your kind and generous efforts. i plan to visit if your offer remains open.

    OBTW, i had breakfast at Cafe Tertulia on Rua Pombal last Tuesday (may 30) as I was passing through sdc to finisterre and found it smallish. I note that your home is not far from that location.

    hope to see you. Cheers, ct
     
  22. SYates

    SYates Camino Fossil AD 1999 Donating Member

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    Hi @CumbresTrekker ,

    I am stubborn - I will not 'close the house' after a day or two of nobody showing up - if that happens ... My home is indeed very close to Tertulia and at 2m distance, or so, from the Camino Finisterre. Looking forward to meeting you on the 9th June. Buen Camino, SY
     
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    No chance of that Sy. You will be bolting your doors to keep us out!
     
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    Blessings Sy and, hope to join in at some point in the future.
     
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    Southern Comfort might also comes handy ;)
     
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    @SYates Your generosity warms my heart and I hope your life in SdC becomes all that you dreamed of. All the best and bless you.
    PS! Do you need anything from Sweden? (Please don´t ask for a moose, they are so hard to fit in to the backpack. ;))
     
  27. SYates

    SYates Camino Fossil AD 1999 Donating Member

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    Oh, what I pity - I always wanted to have a pet moose :D
    Don't carry anything the whole way, just for me, but thanks for the offer!

    Buen Camino, SY
     
  28. SYates

    SYates Camino Fossil AD 1999 Donating Member

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    First forum meet-up went well with two pilgrims showing up and sharing experiences and stories ;-)And hopefully enjoying homemade lemonade, chocolate cake and cherries. Looking forward to the next meet-up tomorrow! BC SY
     
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    I was fortunate enough to attend the first official meet up in Sybils new residence. Such a lovely, welcoming space and so well located; a 10-minute walk from the Cathedral and a few steps off the Finistere Camino. I was also fortunate enough to meet another active Forum member there. I'll be in town another day before returning to Muxia and intend to be at the meet up tomorrow. The space and Sybil's warmth and generous hospitality is such a gift to us pilgrims. Thank you Sybil.
     
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    SYates Camino Fossil AD 1999 Donating Member

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    It was great meeting you two too :) There is still plenty of homemade lemonade, choco cake, cherries and other goodies available for the next meet-ups, so don't be shy, come and say hello! BC SY
     
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    Than you @Chito I was also fortunate to meet you at Sybil's house and of course, thank you to Sybil for her hospitality.
    Yesterday before the visit I had finished the Camino Lugo - Santiago.
    In 2013 I had to give up my C. Primitivo in San Román da Retorta for family reasons. Fortunately this year I have completed it.
     
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    Cool beans. See you. Thanks for heading this out.
     
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    I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
    And it's just around the corner from former meet-up place where you, Laurie and myself met last summer ;)
     
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    SYates Camino Fossil AD 1999 Donating Member

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    Nobody came yesterday, but fresh, homemade lemonade is waiting for those that are, hopefully, coming today. BC SY
     
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    Today I had the joy of hosting the meet-up with the most pilgrims so far, 3 in total. Also, as my plans have changed - there will be a forum meet-up tomorrow at the usual time. So, if you are in Santiago, don't be shy and drop by!

    Buen camino, SY
     
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    Lol, no, Tinca just happens to be in town after having done a 6 weeks Camino ;-) BC SY
     
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    Isn't everyone here a celebrity?:D
    (@ivar, we need a 'tongue in cheek' icon, please.)
     
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    Couldn't agree more! Some of us pilgrims just more 'visible' because we are forum addicts, which doesn't make as celebrities in my opinion, just Camino addicts who can type fast. :confused::rolleyes: Buen Camino, SY
     
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    SYates Camino Fossil AD 1999 Donating Member

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    Hi everybody, I have adjusted the dates slightly ;-) As most pilgrims seem to be busy traveling back home on the weekends, the forum meet-up will now take place 'only' from Monday - Friday. If anyone here feels bored on the weekends, just write me a PM and I make coffee/tea just for you :)
    Buen Camino, SY
     
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  43. Peregrinopaul

    Peregrinopaul Active Member

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    Via de la Plata (June 2017)
    Hi there. I made it to Santiago. Hope to call in this afternoon.
     
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    SYates Camino Fossil AD 1999 Donating Member

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    Wonderful and Congratulations on your arrival! I know of at least one more pilgrim coming, so you are not stuck with only me ;-) Buen Camino de la Vida, SY
     
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    anniethenurse Veteran Member Donating Member

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    That´s lovely @SYates!
    I think I have visited your place in the early years when Amigos lived there.
    Congratulations on your choice and I wish you Buen Camino!
     
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    SYates Camino Fossil AD 1999 Donating Member

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    Gracias @anniethenurse Yes, the house I am now living in has indeed a 'Camino History'. Buen Camino and hope to meet you in person one day - to exchange gory nursing stories ;-) SY
     
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    SYates Camino Fossil AD 1999 Donating Member

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  48. CumbresTrekker

    CumbresTrekker Member Donating Member

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    Hi Sybil, one of the very nicest and most cordial events of my CF, Finisterre and Muxia experiences was the meet-up at your house in SdC. You deserve so much recognition for hosting and supporting the continuation of this. Such a visit with you and other pilgrims was a great finishing touch to my seven week trip -- it seemed so fitting to sit and chat informally about it all after having just completed it. Again, my sincerest appreciation.

    This also reminds me of our chat about Havana Club Black Label Rum. Just FYI, I learned at the Duty Free store in the Madrid Airport on June 11 that as of May 10, 2017, it became legal to carry it to the USA. This after having been banned by the Cuban trade embargo for a number of decades. So, I brought a bottle back with me. [Sure beats Southern Comfort for my taste.]

    Sorry for not getting back to you sooner, but things have been really busy here. Now (around 1:00 pm, Central U.S. Daylight Time, 7 hours behind Central European Daylight Time), I can barely go outside due to the storm remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy from the Gulf of Mexico blowing quite boisterously through my area, i.e., downpour rain with about 40 kph winds. No, I am NOT out there training on my network of backcountry trails this afternoon!

    My girlfriend and I are now planning a follow-up Camino from about El Acebo or Ponferrada to SdC in fall 2018. She is really interested in the Compludo option and O'Cebriero. We'll see how it goes with her getting enough vacation days at her job. She is looking forward to meeting you.

    Again, many thanks. Cheers, CT
     
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  49. HalfDomeOrBust

    HalfDomeOrBust Veteran Member Donating Member

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    Oh my SY. I so wish that I knew that is where you lived as my wife and I spent two nights in the AC Hotel right near you two weeks ago at the end of our SJPDP/SDC/Fin/Muxia Camino as a treat to ourselves. I would have absolutely loved to meet one of the individuals (you) who has in many ways helped to form the excellent forum here we all enjoy. Perhaps next time......... Ed
     
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  50. Mike Savage

    Mike Savage I'm lost but it's the journey that matters. Donating Member

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    You will just have to go back Ed!
     
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