Going alone and I'm scared! I'm getting ready to book a flight to visit the Camino for a second time. First time I was with a friend and we walked from O'Cebreiro. This time I will be alone and begin in Burgos in June. I am so scared to take this on alone. I keep talking myself out of it; then I'm excited; then I'm scared....The Camino was one of my favorite experiences, but my fear is taking over.
I'm contacting you with a request to change my username on the Forum, please. I like the one I have, but I figure that as I am "more of a "public figure" now given my role at Eunate and as a guide on the Camino, I should use my real name so that people can find me a little more easily. If you would, I'd like to change it to CJ Williams. Thanks very much for your help. Kind regards.
Here I am in SJPdP, after all the planning and training I couldn’t help myself when I walked into the Pilgrim Office. I let out a huge Ye Ha!!!
Have already met some fascinating people - Steve and Laura fm Spokane USA and Joe fm Sydney plus quite a few others. Had a very pleasant dinner Sharing stories. So tomorrow it’s left foot, right foot, repeat. Have to go via. Valcarlos as top road close.
Changed my plans slightly. My son and I take the train from Santiago to Madrid on 15 May. On 17 May he flies home and I'm taking the fast train (1st time) to Barcelona. On 19 May I'm back in Santiago to start the hike to Finisterra and Muxia.
Hey Jersey, I found your amazing research and document on Google. I printed it but I cannot download it to Word or Excel. Any suggestions? We are 68 and 75 and will be older than that when we walk, so your information will make it possible...thank you so much! Maybe you could email the document??? I can put it on my phone, thanks, we will add to it.
I saw your recent post with a member named Andy. You shared that you cycled the Portuguese Camino, and I curious about how you went about doing it. route, distances done each day, general tips for lodging, tips. I will be in Lisbon on Sept 19th and plan to cycle from Lisbon to Santiago. I have 19 days for the trip. I'm in the very beginning of planning my journey, and am excited to plan. ~Ruth
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If you have heard about and become interested in the Ruta Dragonte, Brierley's third option out of the town of Villafranca del Bierzo, feel free to join "Friends of Dragonte" on facebook. Lots of information and stories about this challenging, historical and beautiful route.
Trying to understand the rhythm of eating...first cafe in the morning is breakfast? store bought food for on the trail? and bar/restaurant for dinner? Do most towns have a grocery store? I will probably walking for the month of May... does that impact what is available as far as eating establishments?
I start from Porto on 1 May '18 to Tui at which point my oldest son will join me to Santiago. We'll take a train and spend 3 days in Madrid at which point he flies home and I fly back to Santiago to hike to Finisterra & Muxia. Is it best to go to Muxia or Finisterra first? Thanks
I've been reading so many posts these past few months and all of the information is so helpful!! Thank you all :)
I do have a question. It may seem self evident but I'd really like confirmation...
How does one deal with a time change? My brother and I are beginning our pilgrimage in 2 months time. I am planning on gradually adjusting my walking hours to coincide with Spain's time. Am I planning correctly?
Greetings compadre...wanted to say I am really pleased with the Camino guide I bought. Very helpful and useful for planning. Also, I see you are in for company. Johnny Walker whiskey is to be joined by Jane Walker!!! Same stuff but different targeted audience.
Hello!!! Planning to walk on the Slovenian Mountain Trail this summer. I have one guide, the Cicerone one. It appears as if they break it down into 49 stages/days! I probably only have 30 days. So, I definitely want to explore the mid-section including the Julian Alps section. What do you think about the idea of starting near Bled and then continuing onto Ankaran? Or....should I be thinking to walk Maribor to Bled?
Hey Kari, wondered if you had a blog or someway to read about your Portuguese camino.
Reading your description of the Spiritual way of the Portuguese I can tell I'd appreciate the kind of things you appreciate.
Thanks so much,
Hi Danny. I have asked around to find any contact details for Angela but everyone sais the same, she doesn't do facebook or anything like that. I know she spends a lot of time in Finisterra, and is often in the bar at La familia (The World Family), and I have seen you have posted there. So, sorry mate no luck I a afraid. I will be in Finisterra hopefully later this year, if I see here I will let her know you are look
I am walking the camino in the hight of summer,July nad August,what is the heat going to be like,i go to the costa del sol quite a lot in summer so I know its hot, but is it as hot as it is on the del sol?
We are avid walkers / hikers and plan our travelling around great places to walk. We have walked the Rota Vicentina as our first long distance walk in Feb 2017 and have a plan for Le Puy May/June 2019 and working out a time for Via Francigena possibly in two sections.
Wow, I joined this Forum in the Summer of 2012. It took until 2016 to start my first Pilgrimage as I was caregiving for my Mother. She wanted to go with me on the Camino. But at 90+, that could only happen after she passed. And she did come with me in 2016. But that was not thee year for me to complete the Camino Frances. My IT Band (left leg) knotted up so badly that I could not continue, on just the third day.