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pepi

Active Member
Year of past OR future Camino
2021
It happens to most peregrinos: We walk, meet, and chat with nice people; at the end of the Camino, you suddenly realize that you forgot to ask them for a contact. Here's my advise:
Part of preparing should include that you create small labels with your data, email address and perhaps a small picture of yourself that helps to remember the face.
For my forthcoming CF in late August, I have prepared this self-sticking label that I will hand over to nice compañeros:

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The QR can be filled with any date you wish to reveal....

Buen Camino
 
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Jeff Crawley

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Year of past OR future Camino
2018
@pepi, do you have a recommendation for apps to create the QR code or will any app do?

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I use QR CODER

At the last place I worked before retirement we were sent a standardised signature format for all company emails which just had to be doctored to take your name, position and qualifications. It also had a string of company logos (it was a consortium) and a QR tag. I changed mine to this and, in the 18 months before I retired, nobody noticed.

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Be careful what data you put on display out there!
 

Via2010

Active Member
Year of past OR future Camino
06/07 & 12 Camino Francés, 08-10 Via de la Plata, 13/14 & 17 Camino Portugués, 18 Camino Primitivo
It is a creative idea, but it will rise expectations. Not everyone with whom you shared a nice evening or more on the camino is willing to stay in touch thereafter.

I have walked various Caminos, but have not exchanged adresses vastly. In the whole I exchanged adresses with 9 or 19 other pilgrims. With four of them I write regularily, another four wrote back 2 or 3 times. Two did not answer at all.

There was only one occasion where I failed to exchange adresses and felt sorry for that. But - let´s call it camino magic - after nearly three years the unexpected happened. I found a newspaper article about one of these pilgrim friends and with that information I was able to contact him via email and to get in touch again with his friend, too.

So my advice is: Be open to new encounters but allow things to happen in a natural way.
 

David Tallan

Veteran Member
Year of past OR future Camino
1989
It happens to most peregrinos: We walk, meet, and chat with nice people; at the end of the Camino, you suddenly realize that you forgot to ask them for a contact. Here's my advise:
Part of preparing should include that you create small labels with your data, email address and perhaps a small picture of yourself that helps to remember the face.
For my forthcoming CF in late August, I have prepared this self-sticking label that I will hand over to nice compañeros:

View attachment 103610

The QR can be filled with any date you wish to reveal....

Buen Camino
I had the same realization after my 2016 Camino (things were very different in 1989) so I made my own, somewhat different solution to the same problem before my 2018 Camino. I had made a personalized sello (stamp - of the self-inking variety) that says "Ultreia!", has the image I've used for my avatar here, and has my email address.

I figured people were getting stamps from all over the place: not just albergues and churches, but also bars, shops, people hanging out by the side of the road. They might like one from a fellow pilgrim. Some people liked to get the stamp in their credencial. Others preferred a separate piece of paper. But it was, like yours, a simple and easy way to share my contact information and one that seemed in keeping with pilgrim traditions.

I also used it to "sign" guestbooks that some albergues had.
 

alexwalker

Forever Pilgrim
Year of past OR future Camino
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
I had the same realization after my 2016 Camino (things were very different in 1989) so I made my own, somewhat different solution to the same problem before my 2018 Camino. I had made a personalized sello (stamp - of the self-inking variety) that says "Ultreia!", has the image I've used for my avatar here, and has my email address.

I figured people were getting stamps from all over the place: not just albergues and churches, but also bars, shops, people hanging out by the side of the road. They might like one from a fellow pilgrim. Some people liked to get the stamp in their credencial. Others preferred a separate piece of paper. But it was, like yours, a simple and easy way to share my contact information and one that seemed in keeping with pilgrim traditions.

I also used it to "sign" guestbooks that some albergues had.
Brilliant idea! I will get one myself.
 
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jungleboy

Spirit of the Camino (Nick)
Year of past OR future Camino
Francés 2017
Primitivo 2018
Madrid 2019
Kumano Kodo 2019
Português 2020
I had made a personalized sello (stamp - of the self-inking variety) that says "Ultreia!", has the image I've used for my avatar here, and has my email address.
Love it!

And as a coincidental precursor to both this thread and your solution, I was given a QR code by a peregrina just two days ago and that led me to think about doing something similar and I also thought that making a stamp instead would be a neat alternative.
 

Sixwheeler

Active Member
Year of past OR future Camino
2013
I use QR CODER

At the last place I worked before retirement we were sent a standardised signature format for all company emails which just had to be doctored to take your name, position and qualifications. It also had a string of company logos (it was a consortium) and a QR tag. I changed mine to this and, in the 18 months before I retired, nobody noticed.

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Be careful what data you put on display out there!
Brilliant. You old subversive!
 

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