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Who is on the Via De La Plata from mid-September to end Octo

Fransa

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Anyone planning to start VDLP in mid-September and starting from Sevilla? A friend and I plan to start on Sunday 16 in Sevilla. She has to go back home when we reach Caceres, but I will carry on from there on my own, until another friend joins in mid-October.

Just wanted to know that I won't be completely alone;-)
 

Alexandra

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francis (2009)
Camino Mozarabe, VDLP, Camino Sanabres (2012)
Porto to Santiago 2019
I will be on the VDLP from approximately Oct 8. You will be far ahead of me , I think. I will reach Merida at that time ( from Granada ) and then continue on to Santiago via The Sanabres.

Buen Camino.

Sandra.
 

peregrina2000

Moderator
Staff member
Buen camino to all Vdlp-ers heading out this fall. I walked from Sevilla in May 2010 -- having the cities of Merida, Caceres, Salamanca, Zamora, and Ourense for stops makes it tempting to dawdle, because they are chock full of interest and not too full of tourists. Hope the weather gods are good to you, September in Andalucia can be quite hot still, as you are all probably well aware.

Sandra, I'm hoping to start in Granada on my next Vdlp and wonder if you would keep us posted on how you find the route. And to all of you, keep in touch! Buen camino, Laurie
 

mmm042

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
VDLP 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
Hi All.

I will be starting from Sevilla on Sept. 27, ending in Caceres on Oct. 5. I'll be walking far each day (I only have a little time), so maybe I'll catch up with some of you.

Melanie
 

Alexandra

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francis (2009)
Camino Mozarabe, VDLP, Camino Sanabres (2012)
Porto to Santiago 2019
Hi All,

I leave Australia on Friday ( Sept 14 ), but have a few days in Granada to recover from jet lag. Along the trail to Santiago I hope to access the occasional internet , and if I can decipher the keyboard ( I am not technological), I will post on " Alive from the Camino " . If this is not possible I will certainly post when I return.

Buen Camino to all other pilgrims who are on the trail.

Sandra.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances x5, Portuguese VdlP12, Sanabres, Aragones, Norte,Salvador,Primitivo, VdlP 17,Madrid18Norte
So excited for you Sandra. I will be with you in spirit. Hope you have an amazing camino do keep in touch. May all the angels be with you.
Buen Camino
Heather
 

peregrina2000

Moderator
Staff member
Hi, grilly, I think if I were going to walk the Vdlp in any time other than spring, I'd pick October like you have. I think you are likely to have missed most of the unbearable heat, and hopefully none of the dreary Galician rainy winters will have started by the time you get up there. Can't wait to hear from all of you guys about the Vdlp in the late summer or fall. I'm enjoying the blog of the forum member who's there now:

http://theperegrinosprogress.blogspot.com/

With pictures, no less! As a technological idiot, I can never figure out how to get pictures posted on my blog from my camera. :|

Buen camino, Laurie
 

LTfit

Veteran Member
Wishing all of you VdlP pilgrims a great Camino. Looking forward to following your travels as I won't be back on the VdlP until next summer - the plan is to finish from Zamora.

Grilly - hope that your knee holds out!

Buen Camino a todos!
 

grilly

Active Member
Grilly - hope that your knee holds out!

I'm working on it. Or rather, it's working on me... Good for the soul :)
How did your time in Grañon turn out? Was it as great (and exhausting) as you thought and I hoped for you?
 

LTfit

Veteran Member
Good to hear Grilly :D .

On my end all is well. My experience in Grañón was exactly what I needed. I am so grateful to my lovely fellow hospitaleros, the amazing group of pelegrinos that were sent our way and to Jesús the town priest. It is such a special place and when you combine that with special people, well you just can't go wrong. Hard work yes, but what I received in return...words fail me. And after my 2 weeks in Grañon I walked from Burgos to Bercianos. Being able to do that given the past year was a real present.

Wishing you both well and hope to follow your progress.

Un abrazo,
LT
 

Knip Dyolf

New Member
Hey Peregrinas and Peregrinos,

will arrive Seville on 22nd Sept.late around 22:00 and start the camino on 23rd or 24th :p

Anyone there the same time :?:

Some hints for a cheap hotel in Seville :idea:

Anyway, see you in Guillena then..... :arrow:

BUEN CAMINO :eek:
 

peregrina2000

Moderator
Staff member
Hi, Knip,

Unfortunately I won't be anywhere near Sevilla for a long time, but I am enjoying hearing about the lucky forum members who are on the Vdlp now.

To anwer your questions, I think many pilgrims stay at the Sevilla backpackers hostal. http://sevillabackpackers.es/ I've never stayed there myself, but if you search on the forum I think you'll find lots of satisfied customers.

I have started from Sevilla twice and stayed in the Hotel Simon, http://www.hotelsimonsevilla.com/index. ... e&Itemid=1
It's a basic, clean place. Prices in Sevilla are pretty high, compared to many other Spanish cities, so a private room in the 40-50 range is pretty good. Great location, too.

Buen camino to you, Laurie
 

grilly

Active Member
We stayed at the Hotel Simon as well and enjoyed it. They have a special price for pilgrims as well as the creancial.
Staying at the other place would enable you to meet pilgrims just starting the VDLP like you and that could be nice too.
Buen Camino!
 

LTfit

Veteran Member
I can highly recommend Triana Backpackers Hostel (don't know Laurie if you meant this one):

http://http://english.trianabackpackers.com/hostel-seville

It is located right over the River Guadalquivir almost right off the Camino. In 2011 I paid E12.00 which included breakfast. The rooms/bathrooms are clean, there is wifi and airco which I appreciated in July! Although not specific for pilgrims many do stay here due to price and proximity to the Camino.

When I got off the bus from the airport I walked directly to the Cathedral as it is here that you will find your first Shell waymarker. I then made the short walk to the Hostel. I had difficulty finding arrows but when I returned to the Cathedral in the evening and retraced my steps I miraculously saw double the amount of arrows. I guess that my eyes had to "adjust" to arrow searching.

Buen Camino to all! The Via de la Plata is a great experience but don't expect it to be anything like the Francés!
 

Knip Dyolf

New Member
Hey friends,

thank you so much for your hints :D
It's my 2nd Via de la Plata, first one I did in May 2011.
But that time I stayed in a hotel in Seville, this time I am going
for cheaper, so I will book the Seville backpackers this time :wink:

Anyway, if there are fellow peregrinos/as starting that weekend, please let me know

regards from the Baltic Sea
Jürgen
 

Dennis52

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
FRENCH WAY 2016
Anyone planning to start VDLP in mid-September and starting from Sevilla? A friend and I plan to start on Sunday 16 in Sevilla. She has to go back home when we reach Caceres, but I will carry on from there on my own, until another friend joins in mid-October.

Just wanted to know that I won't be completely alone;-)
I plan on walking from Seville in September but haven’t made a specific time yet.
Maybe we’ll run into each other.
 

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