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WHOOP WHOOP! Bought my tickets for March

Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
I was blown away to find round trip tickets from Los Angeles to Madrid for $402 !!!!
Couldn't pass THAT up!
So I just bought two tickets for Joe and I to fly in March 4 and fly out April 15.
I hope that means we will spend Semana Santa in Segovia, at least for the last weekend.
We'll be staying in albergues, though have booked several private rooms in the mix.
I've already booked a room in Segovia (almost sold out!), in Pamplona, and in Madrid.

I'm walking more for my health than any other reason, so our plan for now is just to saunter from Pamplona to Sahagun, then backwards down the Camino Madrid.
I'm pretty darned excited!
Hope to see some of you on the Camino!
 

henrythedog

Loved and fed by David
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2017, 2018, 2019, Ingles 2018, (Madrid 2019 partial - retired hurt!) (more planned)
I was blown away to find round trip tickets from Los Angeles to Madrid for $402 !!!!
Couldn't pass THAT up!
So I just bought two tickets for Joe and I to fly in March 4 and fly out April 15.
I hope that means we will spend Semana Santa in Segovia, at least for the last weekend.
We'll be staying in albergues, though have booked several private rooms in the mix.
I've already booked a room in Segovia (almost sold out!), in Pamplona, and in Madrid.

I'm walking more for my health than any other reason, so our plan for now is just to saunter from Pamplona to Sahagun, then backwards down the Camino Madrid.
I'm pretty darned excited!
Hope to see some of you on the Camino!

Carpe diem.

Semena Santa is a very special time in many parts of Spain.

‘Saunter’ is a favourite word of mine, as is ‘trundle’. (Like sauntering, but with more of a rolling gait).
 
I was blown away to find round trip tickets from Los Angeles to Madrid for $402 !!!!
Couldn't pass THAT up!
So I just bought two tickets for Joe and I to fly in March 4 and fly out April 15.
I hope that means we will spend Semana Santa in Segovia, at least for the last weekend.
We'll be staying in albergues, though have booked several private rooms in the mix.
I've already booked a room in Segovia (almost sold out!), in Pamplona, and in Madrid.

I'm walking more for my health than any other reason, so our plan for now is just to saunter from Pamplona to Sahagun, then backwards down the Camino Madrid.
I'm pretty darned excited!
Hope to see some of you on the Camino!
Which airline? Thanks.
 

Eve Alexandra

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Astorga to Santiago in '17
Camino Frances canceled for 2020
I'm going back in mid March and will be on the camino Frances during holy week. I'd be grateful for any advice on how to manage that. I'm worried there will be nothing open and no food...
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
I'm going back in mid March and will be on the camino Frances during holy week. I'd be grateful for any advice on how to manage that. I'm worried there will be nothing open and no food...
I've booked every night for Holy Week and I suggest you do the same. Soon.
Places were filling up.
 

Eve Alexandra

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Astorga to Santiago in '17
Camino Frances canceled for 2020
Ugh. I guess I better get my schedule nailed down then so I know where to book. I had it all planned out but its only been 24 hours since my dates changed. I think I'll be near Astorga. Is that a decent place to be for Easter? And do people still walk on Easter Sunday and check in ,or do they stop on Holy Saturday and then just stay in town for Sunday? Will there be any restaurants open? Can I walk on Easter Monday?
 

David Tallan

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
Ugh. I guess I better get my schedule nailed down then so I know where to book. I had it all planned out but its only been 24 hours since my dates changed. I think I'll be near Astorga. Is that a decent place to be for Easter? And do people still walk on Easter Sunday and check in ,or do they stop on Holy Saturday and then just stay in town for Sunday? Will there be any restaurants open? Can I walk on Easter Monday?
The last time I did a Camino over Holy Week was thirty years ago. I suspect my experience then won't quite hold true today.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
Ugh. I guess I better get my schedule nailed down then so I know where to book. I had it all planned out but its only been 24 hours since my dates changed. I think I'll be near Astorga. Is that a decent place to be for Easter? And do people still walk on Easter Sunday and check in ,or do they stop on Holy Saturday and then just stay in town for Sunday? Will there be any restaurants open? Can I walk on Easter Monday?
I've walked Holy Week before. People still do walk, but some albergues who take "other" people, not just pilgrims, will be full of relatives of the villagers. Astorga should have beautiful processions. They have a wonderful albergue there, and for a second night you could get on booking.com NOW and book a room, or take your chances. I would not stay in San Javier there, as I've found bedbugs several times, and all the hospitalero did was shrug when I reported it. i don't know about restaurants. I'd probably be sure I had picnic food in my pack. You can walk any day you like. We will stay two nights in Segovia and two nights in Cercedilla for Holy Week, ending it in Madrid.
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
I've never booked in Holy week and have been fine three times on the Frances - and I don't participate in the pre-dawn bed race either. Though admittedly the last time I was able to walk at that time of the year was 2016. But still...tranquilo.
 

Eve Alexandra

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Astorga to Santiago in '17
Camino Frances canceled for 2020
I've walked Holy Week before. People still do walk, but some albergues who take "other" people, not just pilgrims, will be full of relatives of the villagers. Astorga should have beautiful processions. They have a wonderful albergue there, and for a second night you could get on booking.com NOW and book a room, or take your chances. I would not stay in San Javier there, as I've found bedbugs several times, and all the hospitalero did was shrug when I reported it. i don't know about restaurants. I'd probably be sure I had picnic food in my pack. You can walk any day you like. We will stay two nights in Segovia and two nights in Cercedilla for Holy Week, ending it in Madrid.
Since I saw your earlier comment I've been online working out bookings. So far, so good, in case anyone else is looking. It hasn't been ideal, but there are still beds available. Thank you so so much for giving me a head's up!
 

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