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Hi Kathy,
I am looking to do the Camino around the same time you did. I will arrive in St John around the 18th of Sept. How was the weather for your trip.
I am researching all the camino path choices and I had not heard to the Camino Levante. Is it marked well and are rooms/gites readily available? Did you take a picture of the broken down old castle? Do you mean it was empty and you just slept within...or was it run by a host?
I was just looking at your Camino on Polar Steps and am fascinated by your journey. Is this route known or did you map it out yourself ? I have lots of questions but will leave it to just one for now. Buen Camino Celine !!!!!
Good afternoon Ivar, Im just starting to plan to do the French walk to Santiago with my wife in April 2020 and I would like to stay in Hotels instead of Hostels etc. My question is: are there hotels across the entire French walk-in so, how do I get a list of Hotels?
Thanking you in advance, Carlos
Hi everyone...I am trying to book a flight to Biarritz but it lands at 5pm; does anuone know about last trains or buses to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port?
Thank you
Hi Tom, Thank-you for the kind words. I enjoy your posts - always a bit of wisdom.
On my second Camino Frances a memorable day was walking out of Carrion de los Condes. On my first Camino, I left Carrion de las Condes in an ambulance. Walking out of Carrion de los Condes that day 18 months later felt like a sort-of victory.
--jim--
Hi! I am a documentary filmmaker. I have walked the Camino Frances last year and I am going back this year to make a short documentary about it. I am looking for fellow pilgrims who will walk the Way with me and feature in the documentary. Are you interested?
Camino Portuguese September 2018
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roisinailishclancy
Will arrive into Portoairport after 9 pm on evening of 3 September. I am thinking of taking metro straight out to Matasinhos and staying there so as to have an early start on morning of 4th September. Given the late arrival is this sensible/ feasible? Or am I best to stay overnigt in Porto and just catch metro the following am ?
Hi, I've read the rules. So may I please ask a moderator to contact me? Looking for possibly any Jewish contacts between Madrid and Santiago 4-18 September 2018 for Rosh Hoshanna and Yom Kippur. I am from South Africa. Do not speak Spanish and will be assisting a disabled Christian friend to reach her dream of doing the Camino in whatever way possible.
Hi, Richard. I am planning to start the same date from Porto. Yes, it would be nice to meet somebody and maybe walk some steps together. Are you planning to do the coastal or internal way? I would be glad to hear from you.
Hi Rebekah, from Bowling Green Ohio. My husband and I are finishing our camino from last year that ended in Moratinos. Wondering if you still have your place open for pilgrims? I read your story and would like to begin at the Peaceable Kingdom. Would love to stay with you on Sept. 18, 2018.
Rebekah Scott
Rebekah Scott
hola Carolyn. You're welcome to come over, I will be in USA that part of September, alas! But Paddy will be here with James, our loveable Scottish hospitalero, and all the animals. Thanks for thinking of us.
Hi everybody, I love this forum. Planning on starting my camino from St. Jean on September 5, 2018 after flying from Seattle, Wa. on Sept.3 to Gatwick - Biarritz/Bayonne. Current plan is to meet daughter & son in law in Sarria on Oct. 6, and finish together. First time long distance "walk" , but I'm a young 68:-) College buddies are trying to get me in shape with day hikes in Washington's cascade mountains.
Started my French Camino 22/04/18 with an 18 lb. bag plus water total 22 lbs. completed 27/05/18. Blessed and happy... updates as I get the courage to write...
The Meseta-Burgos to Leon (April 2018), Camino Portugués (September 2018), Finisterre (Oct 2018)
I am nervous and excited all in the same breath. Planning the Salvador and Primitivo by myself in late September starting in Leon. Anyone else going around that time?
2002, Toulouse/Aragon 2005, Cami S Jaume/Aragon 2007/09/18, Mont St Michel/Norte/Vadiniense 2011, Norte/Primitivo 2013, Norte/Primitivo 2014, Castellano Aragonese/Norte 2016, Norte 2015/2018
2002, Toulouse/Aragon 2005, Cami S Jaume/Aragon 2007/9/18, Mont Saint Michel/Norte/Vadiniense 11, Norte/Primitivo 13, Norte/Primitivo 2014, Norte 2015/2016/2018
Oops - We will reach Pamplona on August 15th. That info probably is needed to make plans to connect . . . Sorry for omission. Bob
I guess it would be helpful to mention the date we'll be traveling through Pamplona . . . August 15, 2018
Hello to all! We plan on starting my third and Patty's first Camino in August 2018. We expect to arrive in Pamplona by train from Madrid at approximately 2:40 PM. We hope to find other pilgrims traveling from Pamplona to SJPP at or near the same time to share a taxi. DM me if you have any interest! Thanks Bob
Thank you so much of sharing your photo... i really enjoyed it
Hello to all! We plan on starting my third and Patty's first Camino in August 2018. We expect to arrive in Pamplona by train from Madrid at approximately 2:40 PM. We hope to find other pilgrims traveling from Pamplona to SJPP at or near the same time to share a taxi. DM me if you have any interest! Thanks Bob
I get it that, in summer, you carried a silk sheet and not a sleeping bag, so reducing both weight and volume.

I think I have mastered the art of light weight with 7 kg, including a tent, two changes of clothes, water, tablet and breakfast.

Can you please share your pack list. Thanks
@Marbe2 , greetings

I have read your posts in the thread "Camino prep Q's - last minute camino please help!"

As one who has scoured the globe to find strong (Applachian Trail compatible) but light weight gear (pack = 600 grams or 1.3 lb) and so on, I am very interested in your 6lb (nearly 3 kg) pack weight.
Walked various Caminos and 9 times in total, including Frances from SJDPP, Portuguese from Lisbon. Via de La Plata, Ingles, Norte and the Primitivo.
Hello Amancio,
I wonder if you have time to assist me with some "san Salvador" queries? I would like to walk this way but wondered whether the accommodation may be difficult (I speak very very basic to no Spanish). I am fit and will be walking solo also. Have you walked this way in reverse? Oviedo to Leon. How can I find out about hostals along the way that suit a pilgrim's budget? Thank you and gracias
Hello everybody,

We are looking for a volunteer who wants to join us in this beautiful adventure.

Are you a pilgrim who would love to give something back on the camino Portuguese?

Please send us an email or give us a call if you would like to have some more information, or want to be part of our team.

Greetings Quinta Estrada Romana

E. quintaestradaromana@gmail.com
T. +351 251 837 333
Camino Frances Spring 2016
Camino Frances Spring 2017
Camino Frances Autumn 2018 proposed
Camino Via de la Plata in the future
LOL! He does seem to closely monitor the state of affairs here, but either way you got your point across here in the U.S. and I couldn't agree more with you on your point. Who ever this "hag" might be (Angela or not) she/he is wrong for destroying someone elses property. Move forward and do not allow their bad behavior to effect your day. Cheers !
Camino Portugues from Valenca 9/6/18 completed 14/6/18 in time for the Pilgrim's Mass at noon. I was surprised how emotional it was to arrive at the Cathedral. I am so glad I did this. Not ticking off boxes but I'm already thinking about the next.
Le Puy to Santiago, 2009, 20011, Camino Portugués, 2015, Camino San Salvador, 2017, Camino Primitivo, 2018
Completed Camino de Santiago - March 2017
Completed Camino Finisterre - April 2017
Het i start the Norte on the 29th of August, maybe we meet on the way. Its my firts camino and first time travelling alone. Anyway...Buen camino
Hello, I’m Jan from Holland. I left my country at the half of may by ebike and a trailer. I did the West coast of France and now I’m in Bayonne. Tomorrow I intend to visit San Sebastián for a couple of days. From there I like to follow the coastal line to Santiago. If somebody likes to join me, feel free!
With warm regards,
Jan
Hello, I’m on my way to Santiago from Holland with an ebike. Now I’m in Bayonne. Tomorrow I intend to visit San Sebastián for a couple of days. From there I will follow the North-West coast of Spain to Santiago. If somebody likes to join me, feel free. With warm regards!!
I am a yoga teacher & was for years a long-distance runner. Now I would have trouble running a half-marathon without stopping a few times to rest me knees, hips. My will & determination are strong! I have lots of questions and lots of friends who've walked the Camino. A little confused with how to decide on the route that will suit me. Plan is to spend 4 weeks on the trek. Response is welcome.
I need help figuring out if I have to have a Visa. I am traveling from the United States and I don’t think I do but my information I’ve found online is confusing with the new rules that President Trump has placed on foreign travel.
Denisealldridge
Denisealldridge
Hi, I found this : Spain is a party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that U.S. citizens may enter Spain for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay. ... Visit the Embassy of Spain website for the most current visa information.
I am Canadian so I have never had to get a visa i the past.
Denise
Which shoes to hike?
I did Camino Norten hike 17.4-25.5. 2018.
I had six-year-old winter shoes in Finnish Sievi Oy.
They work really well with no kind of abrasions or bladders.
Never go to walks with new shoes if you do not want any trouble.
Thank you for selecting to 'follow' me, carmenines. I hope I don't disappoint or bore you as I never post anything when I am on the Way. I don't have a blog or web address. Sorry - but I'll do my best with anything I post on this site. Love, Light & Nature to you. Keith
Last Wednesday afternoon at your home was so very wonderful. I loved being with You, Miska, Allan ( alias David) and Fred. It was a lovely service, an awesome meal and wonderful Fellowship. I hope to see you this afternoon.
Would you mind terribly telling me why you recommend the Camino Levante? How many days did it take you? Thanks.
Russnikovsky
Russnikovsky
Are you thinking of walking it? it can take up to 6 or 7 weeks..and you have to understand that could be alone all that time, there are plenty of towns or villages, but no pilgrims...maybe 1 or 2 by chance
Russnikovsky
Russnikovsky
My biggest reward was sleeping in a broken down old castle in the middle of nowhere.
I can take some time to get used to CPAP and a fair bit of fiddling with the pressures but worth it. Apnea can lead to other illnesses. As a currently ex sufferer you have my sympathy and best wishes.
If you are ever near Barkly Ave Mt Macedon give us an e/m
Live in Carlton , have a cottage there , with a nice arrow on post.
Keep well, David


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