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Pilgrim House re-opening Monday August 17

natefaith

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UPDATE NOVEMBER 6: Pilgrim House is now CLOSED for the rest of the year 2020. Stay healthy and see you next time!

Hi everyone,
Just a note that the Pilgrim House Welcome Center is re-opening this coming Monday, August 17. It has taken us a while to get ready and incorporate all of the Covid safety and cleaning regulations, but we will be very happy to see you in Santiago after your Camino!

Opening hours will be 10am - 4pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Pilgrim House is closed on Wednesdays for meetings and on Sundays for staff rest.

The address is:
RUA NOVA, 19
Santiago de Compostela

If you are walking this year, please drop by after you walk into Santiago and enjoy a chat with staff and other pilgrims, a cup of coffee, and/ or some quiet time. We have other resources for you to use (and take with you) as well - a journaling guide with debriefing questions, helpful articles, and an End of Camino letter. Sadly we've had to remove all the books from the Pilgrim House library for now, but the back room and patio are still open for quiet solitude.

Take care and Buen Camino. For those of you who can't walk this year, see you next time ❤
Faith
 
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DebR

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Hi everyone,
Just a note that the Pilgrim House Welcome Center is re-opening this coming Monday, August 17. It has taken us a while to get ready and incorporate all of the Covid safety and cleaning regulations, but we will be very happy to see you in Santiago after your Camino!

Opening hours will be 10am - 4pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Pilgrim House is closed on Wednesdays for meetings and on Sundays for staff rest.

The address is:
RUA NOVA, 19
Santiago de Compostela

If you are walking this year, please drop by after you walk into Santiago and enjoy a chat with staff and other pilgrims, a cup of coffee, and/ or some quiet time. We have other resources for you to use (and take with you) as well - a journaling guide with debriefing questions, helpful articles, and an End of Camino letter. Sadly we've had to remove all the books from the Pilgrim House library for now, but the back room and patio are still open for quiet solitude.

Take care and Buen Camino. For those of you who can't walk this year, see you next time ❤
Faith
I’m so glad to see you’re reopening! I will never forget the warmth of Christmas Eve with you last year, and the joy of stepping out afterwards into the silent streets of the old town just an hour before Christmas fell.
Wishing with all my heart that I could walk back into Santiago this year, but it’s not to be.
Ultreia, Nate, Faith and all...
 
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Camino Frances Roncesvalles to Sahagun Oct 2016
Sahagun to SDC April 2017 Burgos to SDC April 2018
Hi everyone,
Just a note that the Pilgrim House Welcome Center is re-opening this coming Monday, August 17. It has taken us a while to get ready and incorporate all of the Covid safety and cleaning regulations, but we will be very happy to see you in Santiago after your Camino!

Opening hours will be 10am - 4pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Pilgrim House is closed on Wednesdays for meetings and on Sundays for staff rest.

The address is:
RUA NOVA, 19
Santiago de Compostela

If you are walking this year, please drop by after you walk into Santiago and enjoy a chat with staff and other pilgrims, a cup of coffee, and/ or some quiet time. We have other resources for you to use (and take with you) as well - a journaling guide with debriefing questions, helpful articles, and an End of Camino letter. Sadly we've had to remove all the books from the Pilgrim House library for now, but the back room and patio are still open for quiet solitude.

Take care and Buen Camino. For those of you who can't walk this year, see you next time ❤
Faith

Excellent news Faith. I hope to wander in sometime next Spring. Stay safe.
 

GailGwyn

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part Camino Frances (2013), Part Camino Norte (2014)Camino Frances (2019)Camino Portuguese (2020)
Hi everyone,
Just a note that the Pilgrim House Welcome Center is re-opening this coming Monday, August 17. It has taken us a while to get ready and incorporate all of the Covid safety and cleaning regulations, but we will be very happy to see you in Santiago after your Camino!

Opening hours will be 10am - 4pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Pilgrim House is closed on Wednesdays for meetings and on Sundays for staff rest.

The address is:
RUA NOVA, 19
Santiago de Compostela

If you are walking this year, please drop by after you walk into Santiago and enjoy a chat with staff and other pilgrims, a cup of coffee, and/ or some quiet time. We have other resources for you to use (and take with you) as well - a journaling guide with debriefing questions, helpful articles, and an End of Camino letter. Sadly we've had to remove all the books from the Pilgrim House library for now, but the back room and patio are still open for quiet solitude.

Take care and Buen Camino. For those of you who can't walk this year, see you next time ❤
Faith
Hoping and praying we'll be able to go on Camino in 2 weeks time and hope to call in to say hello at Pilgrim House.
 
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Thanks Nate & Faith for your service to pilgrims. Popped in 2019....
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Ditto. But I must have passed you a dozen times in 2018 and never knew you were there. We'll need to fund you a bigger sign.
 

Kanga

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Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata, Portuguese, Primitivo
Great to know our lovely Faith will be there supporting those who need it. All good wishes for a smooth re-opening @natefaith
 
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We stopped by after our last two caminos to get help printing our our boarding tickets for our flight to Madrid. The staff members are always friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Both times we left a tip, then a donation later in the year . Bob
 

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We missed you a year ago when you were closed for staff training retreat, but were there in 5/18. Hoping for fall 2021 or 2022.... Welcome back!
 
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Faith, I enjoyed meeting you and Nate last May and appreciated the little tour of your lovely facility. I look forward to the "day" I have opportunity to enter your welcoming doors again to say hello!
 

natefaith

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Year of past OR future Camino
2009
Also, a special announcement: due to Covid restrictions we can no longer accept donations (of trekking poles, clothes, backpacks, sleeping bags, etc) nor can we give them away. So, if you arrive in Santiago before starting your Camino and need, for example, trekking poles, we can refer you to the Decathlon City store that's in town.
 
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San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
Also, a special announcement: due to Covid restrictions we can no longer accept donations (of trekking poles, clothes, backpacks, sleeping bags, etc) nor can we give them away. So, if you arrive in Santiago before starting your Camino and need, for example, trekking poles, we can refer you to the Decathlon City store that's in town.
Oh dear, that is such a pity. If for nothing else, how I wish Covid 19 had never raised its ugly head. Waste not want not will be put to bed and goodbye to thriftiness... A small thing, in comparison to the lovely service you offer to pilgrims. Glad to see you are in business again.
 

OzAnnie

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2020
Hi Faith
Hoping all is going well for Pilgrim House .. I usually pop in for a cuppa and chat with anyone there at the time. I’ve usually had my laundry done there too. Great service and a good reason to pop back for another chat to collect it.
Also, a special announcement: due to Covid restrictions we can no longer accept donations (of trekking poles, clothes, backpacks, sleeping bags, etc) nor can we give them away.
Do you know if this applies to all the camino stops ? If you have excess along the camino ., does anyone have ‘gear, clothing, equipment bins’ for discarding and lightening packs or do you have to toss in waste bin? Are they permitted to hold such items until after the pandemic or considered ‘bad news ‘ and tossed. ?? I thought that in earlier times @SYates would possibly distribute good stuff too ?

the warmth of Christmas Eve with you last year, and the joy of stepping out afterwards into the silent streets of the old town just an hour before Christmas fell.
Wishing with all my heart that I could walk back into Santiago this year, but it’s not to be.
Ultreia, Nate, Faith and all...

Oooooh- what a beautiful picture that brings to mind.
I want to experience Christmas in Santiago sometime in the future too in covid free days which WILL return.

Annie.
 
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natefaith

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Year of past OR future Camino
2009
Hi Faith
Hoping all is going well for Pilgrim House .. I usually pop in for a cuppa and chat with anyone there at the time. I’ve usually had my laundry done there too. Great service and a good reason to pop back for another chat to collect it.

Do you know if this applies to all the camino stops ? If you have excess along the camino ., does anyone have ‘gear, clothing, equipment bins’ for discarding and lightening packs or do you have to toss in waste bin? Are they permitted to hold such items until after the pandemic or considered ‘bad news ‘ and tossed. ?? I thought that in earlier times @SYates would possibly distribute good stuff too ?



Oooooh- what a beautiful picture that brings to mind.
I want to experience Christmas in Santiago sometime in the future too in covid free days which WILL return.

Annie.

Hi Annie,
Yes, we will miss seeing you this year. Glad you made it home all right after your Camino earlier this year, though! :)

As for the donations, the new safety measures for albergues say, "El albergue debe desechar productos y enseres cedidos por los clientes que abandonan el albergue." (The hostel must dispose of products and belongings that clients leave behind when they leave the hostel.) In general albergues and those in the hospitality sector can't keep items or pass items back and forth between people (including pens and pencils!). Pilgrims might be able to find blue Humana bins - or red Cáritas bins - in certain towns and donate clothing and shoes in those. Gear will be harder to slough off, though...but mailing it ahead to the Santiago Correos office could be a good solution.
 

natefaith

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Staff member
Year of past OR future Camino
2009
UPDATE:

Hi all,
Not many of you are currently on the trail, but we wanted to let you know that due to the new restrictions in Galicia and the Covid situation in general, Pilgrim House will be closed for the rest of the year.

Our team will remain in town and still be available by email, so if you finish the Camino and need to contact us, please email pilgrimhousesantiago@gmail.com (and of course you can write me here on the Forum as well).

And the esteemed @SYates is also a good resource for information here in Santiago: http://egeria.house/

Hope you're all staying healthy and safe this week!
 
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GailGwyn

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part Camino Frances (2013), Part Camino Norte (2014)Camino Frances (2019)Camino Portuguese (2020)
UPDATE:

Hi all,
Not many of you are currently on the trail, but we wanted to let you know that due to the new restrictions in Galicia and the Covid situation in general, Pilgrim House will be closed for the rest of the year.

Our team will remain in town and still be available by email, so if you finish the Camino and need to contact us, please email pilgrimhousesantiago@gmail.com

And the esteemed @SYates is also a good resource for information here in Santiago: http://egeria.house/

Hope you're all staying healthy and safe this week!
It was lovely to meet you in September Nate, when we finished our Camino Ingles. We dropped in to say hello and to offer our walking Poles. Wish we'd known about you the year before when we completed the Camino Frances. However, we hope and pray that we'll be able to return next year when we'll be sure to call in for a cuppa and a chat. All the best, Gail and Gwyn, from Wales.
 

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