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On a page in Denmark, I have been able to see that the Albergues in Galicia are open, is this true? Are there anyone in this forum who knows if there are any pilgrims on the route in Galicia? Has anyone gone to Galicia during Covid19 who wants to tell me a little about the trip?
Just asking if you are flying from Stansted to Biarritz, I did in 2019 with RyanAir. It all worked well for me and then I got a shared taxi with Express Bourricot to get to SJPdP. If you are staying at Hampton by Hilton Hotel at Stansted don't rely on their wake-up call being on time - the breakfast is pretty bad as well. I am hoping to do another one next year. Good luck from Harrogate.
BobMcGhee
BobMcGhee
Many thanks, but the grand plan is Newark to SJPDP by train in just a day. I await East Coast Main Line sorting out their summer timetable to make all connections. If you were going again, I think the train starts in Leeds! Not too far from the delightful Harrogate.
Bob
Harland2019
Harland2019
At the time I never considered going by train, I was a bit nervous about getting there anyway to start my 1st walk abroad (with no knowledge of Spanish and very little French) despite lots of long-distance walks in this country (Pennine Way twice, South West Coast Path etc) despite being well-travelled and 71 years old at the time!
Harland2019
Harland2019
The cost of getting to Stansted by train/s was £22.10 and the Ryanair cost was £69.80 including 20 KGS in the hold and 2 cabin bags. The return flight from Santiago cost £126.31, left at 10.35 back at Stansted by 11.45 although it was 6.00 p.m. by the time I got home.
Hi. What are the brands and where do I find them for the e-assist trikes? I know the costs can be considerable. Thank you!
Barbara
Barbara
Hi, I've sent you a pm
Hey, Johan, I still plan to go back, but who knows when the hell this will even be possible? Certainly not in 2021. Hopefully in the next few years. I cannot wait. But alas, I have to. Hope you are doing well.
Hi, thanks for the very concise answer about mailing a suitcase to Santiago! 3 viable methods! Sometimes questions answers get wayyyy off original question! 😊
Hello Ivar,

I write to see if you might have any information about how I might contact the couple named Manuel Casado and Svetlana who used to run the Hostel Fuentestrella in Hontanas. I have a documentary film on the Camino coming out soon and I would like to include scenes of them at their pilgrim dinner in the film.

Thanks for all you do for the Camino,
Douglas
Frances 2013, Portugese 2018, Del Sur 2014, St Jaime 2014, Vadiniense 2018, Primitivo 2015, San Salvador 2019, Mozarabe 2019.
Hi Raggy thank you for your perspective about our website. I always learn for others pilgrims point of view. Thank you.

Rodrigo Cerqueira
I'm walking a virtual Camino using an app to help me walk more. Today I walked past Moratinos. I hope some day (maybe 2022) to be able to visit for real and to see the Peaceable Kingdom!
Walked the Camino Frances is 2014 and want to do a different Camino. I hear good things about the Camino Portuguese. Anyone have any recommendations/ thoughts? Thanks.
Anna&Michael
Anna&Michael
The Camino Portuguese has very friendly locals, a variety of scenery, interesting culture and food and quiet trails (the inland route from Porto can be very busy but the Coastal route from Porto and the Variante Espiritual are quieter).

Our story of walking it in 2014 will give you the flavour of it: http://our-wanderlust.com/2014/10/camino-portugues/

Bom Caminho
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Hi Ivar,

I enjoy and appreciate your video updates. I promise to visit you when I do my 2nd Camino, probably in Sept./Oct. 2021.

Thank you for your work.

Saludos!
Trying to go back & finish my camino that I started back in 2012 My dad passed away while on the Camino It’s was the day of the transit strike
I’ve been trying to find out if the Camino is locked down or if I can go & walk My planned dates are end of May through end of July I have been vaccinated If anyone can point me in the right direction as to getting info I would appreciate it
Thanks
José
Hi Nick, I see you completed the Portuguese Camino 2020. We are walking Porto to Santiago in Sept
Did you have any difficulty finding the Camino route through towns and villages? I check out a few of the places we travel through on Google Street View before we go. Sometimes find route aren't clear - Santo Antonio / Rates is such a place.
How did you find the route? Clear as the French way?
thanks
Colin
jungleboy
jungleboy
Hi Colin, I found the wayfinding to be clear and more or less like the French Way. There might be one or two confusing parts - at Rates, IIRC, the camino has been rerouted for some reason to not pass the Romanesque church there and there are some conflicting arrows (I recommend visiting the church). I used the Wise Pilgrim app and its interactive map helped solve any wayfinding issues. Buen camino!
Airfix
Airfix
Thanks Nick, will follow your advice re. Wise Pilgrim.
Hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2000, the Long Trail (Vermont) 2014. Help maintain the Trail in Maine for the Maine Appalachian Trail Club.
Camino Portuguese 2018, RotaVicentina/Fisherman's Trail 2019.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at this time Ivar. Take care and be kind to yourself in these difficult times.
My ancestry is Danish, migrated to USA in 1623. I am new here ... less than a week ... and live near Seattle, WA, USA. Anticipating a trek in spring 2022. Welcome aboard! My name is Drew. Buen Camino !
LineDenmark
LineDenmark
Hi Drew
Thank you :)
Interesting. Do you have any connections in Denmark?
I'm also quite new here. Walked a part of the French Camino in 2019. Hope to walk again this year or next year.
Buen Camino
AncientMariner
AncientMariner
Hi Line,

My current interest is Lisbon or Porto to Santiago next spring. I would like to find a sailboat charter possibility to do some offshore coastal exploring, either day sailing or overnights. The possibility of finding others to join in with this charter might be worth exploring & shared expenses might make this relatively inexpensive. Are you a sailor by chance?

Buen Camino

Drew
Let's go to "Conversation." We have many friends in common, I'm sure. How about hitting me back so I can reply? Thanks Drew (Andy in the Oriental sailing crowd)
Downloaded your freebie & already digesting it. I'll order others as several Lisbon-to-Porto You Tube vids show this as a good startout. What about returning on different path back to Lisbon? Hmmm ...
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Brooklynpoet
What do others think about the possibility of walking the first ten days of the camino frances in june 2021? Im now fully vaccinated
Newbie question ... Is the "Start Conversation" the same as Private Messaging between posters? If not, how does one end/receive private messages? Thanks, Drew
AncientMariner
AncientMariner
Thanks. This was unclear to me. Appreciate your reply.
GaTeach
GaTeach
Evidently, it's not private. I can see this!
C clearly
C clearly
This is not a Conversstion. It is a public comment/post on my public profile. "Conversations" are private. They can only be read by the participants, unless one of those participants "Reports" a post. In that case, only the reported post (not the whole thread) can be read by moderators.
My name is Drew. Thanks for the like. I am new here ... less than a week so mistakes are inevitable. I apologize in advance. You are evidently a prime source of solid information. I'm aiming for my first venture Spring of 2022 & in earliest planning stage at every level. Anything you can suggest for Lisbon to SDC is appreciated. Thanks ...
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Elle Bieling
Elle Bieling
The Portuguese are so helpful, the country is so beautiful and the food and wine are so good and unimaginably inexpensive, that who wouldn't fall in love with Portugal? Much happiness to you as you plan your pilgrimage!
Elle Bieling
Elle Bieling
The darn program doesn't let me send more than 142 characters at once, hence the multiple comments! I am too long winded. Ha ha.
Elle Bieling
Elle Bieling
I guess the best piece of advice I can give you, is walk your own Camino, your own pace. It is not a race and if you push too hard initially you will hurt yourself. Start slowly, building up your distance as you learn what works best for you. You can always take a taxi, a train or bus to shorten stages as needed. Train before hand and know yourself!
Hi Bob,
We are making plans (for post covid if there is such a thing) to walk part of the Via Francigena, from Besancon, France to Ivrea, Italy. Did you find accommodations to be far and few between? Now that it has been some years since you walked over the St. Bernard Pass, do you have fond memories of this walk?
Camino Olvidado/ Camino Fisterra y Muxia , Camiño de los Faros, Camino Inglés ( September and October 2020 )
Hi Conchita!

Do you think the Camino Costa Rica is doable by someone with a severe sight impairment?
I only see a little in the centre of one eye the other eye nothing also i see nothing in poor light,dusk or at night with no depth perception!
Did you have to climb over rocks or boulders or was the path a reasonable path to follow even at altitude?
I do realise your answer is just an opinion. thanks
Woody
Hei Ivar. Eg tillit meg å skrive på norsk😉, ikkje alltid like lett å forklare på engelsk.. eg er tulle frå forumet, og til vanleg er eg pålogga heile tida. Men no må eg logge inn sjøl om eg er inne fleire gonger for dag. Eg kryssar av i Stay inlogged, men det hjelper ikkje. Må det vere slik? Elles tusen takk for eit flott forum!
ivar
ivar
Tror det er nettleseren din som er problemet. Naar du logger inn, saa setter forumet en "cookie" paa maskinen din... hvis den blir borte saa vet ikke forumet hvem du er naar du kommer neste gang. Det er noen nettlesere som sletter cookiene oftere en andre.. proev aa google det.. beklager!
Tulle
Tulle
Ok, takk skal du ha. Får sette ein datakyndig på saka😉
Welcome to the Camino. Are you arriving... Toronto, Barcelona, Pamplona, SJPdP ?
tweekes
tweekes
Greetings! I'm not walking the Camino until September 2021, is my hope. I will fly from the West Coast of Canada and arrive into Biarritz, FR and then on to SJPdP. My trip has been planned and then post-poned 2 times now, due to COVID but my prayer is that things will open up again by September. In the meantime, I'm planning, packing, training, researching, reading, blogging, etc...
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Kiernan, you recently translated your book into English and sent me a notice. I ordered it, and it is delightful and unique. Your illustrations remind me of Quentin Blake, and I enjoy your sense of humor. I hope your next camino meets your anticipations. I had planned to return to Cahors, France in 2020 to complete the Le Puy route, and when times are better that shall be the next episode of my camino journeying.
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Thank you so much Taijipilgrim. Never a solo trip was made so accompanied :) :)
I'm glad you've enjoy it; it's just a humble and very personal vision of my Camino.
Your comparison with Quentin Blake is a great compliment (a real big one, I would say!!)
I hope you'll make it to Cahors, like I hope I'll make it again to my 2022 Camino.
K.
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I was back in the fall of 2019. Now, I miss it so much... I have written a book. Hoping to publish soon.
Listened to your YouTube vlogs and thought you were just an amazing crazy,funny lady so bursting with life and the love of it !!!!
Love your spirit!
People won't ask have you ever seen the rain!
But have you ever seen the dancing Dhooma
Joyous!
I hope i will make the best of my second chance and embrace it like you!
Happy trails Woody.
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Sara_Dhooma
Sara_Dhooma
Thank you Woody!!! 🥰

The Camino brings complete joy to my life. 💕

Signed, "the Dancing Dhooma" 😄
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Will British passports be required to be shown at every albergue because of Brexit?
Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith
They were a requirement before Brexit, so no change there. Even if you do now have a blue one.
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Dennis Ferguson
I went on the Camino in 2016 and apart from the first night I wasn’t asked for it again.
I presented my credentials ( Camino stamp book) and never had any problems after that.
I didn’t bother going for my Compostela as mine was a spiritual journey.
Raggy
Raggy
The requirement for accommodation facilities to check ID pre-dates Brexit. It applies to all guests, regardless of nationality. During my Caminos in 2017 and 2019 I was often asked for my ID at private and municipal albergues. In the aftermath of the pandemic, I guess that this might become more common.
Hi there good fellow! I've been missing your posts. Hope all's well. I adore black lambs....

Cheers!
KinkyOne
KinkyOne
No more postings from me for now...
Camino Norte
If/when you walk this route I would recommend staying on the Norte route to Santiago. It is much more scenic.

Bob
Bob from L.A. !
Bob from L.A. !
If you need the itinerary I used, just ask. I will email it to you.
Jean-Claude
Jean-Claude
Thanks again Bob - I’ll keep you in mind. I thought I had everything pretty well planned out - except i was still pondering if we should continue on the Norté (even purchased both Wise Pilgrim books) - then Covid hit and our Camino was cancelled. Once things are safe and moving again, it will take a closer look at itineraries/availabilities .... But - We’re Still Going!!!! Cheers
Bob from L.A. !
Bob from L.A. !
I hope you do go. This was the most beautiful Camino I have walked. Be safe and feel free to contact me with any other information you might need.

Bob
Hi there, I am female, 65, fit but not too sporty anymore (= the lockdown brought my fitness down and my weight up) currently living in Zurich, want to walk the Camino - but not on my own. Would like to include the 'walk of bonnes homes" in southern france / crossing to Spain. Reason I want to do the Camino: on my bucket list + I want to loose 12 kg
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Sean555
The Camino through France and Spain has a lot of support and infrastructure ( or it did pre Covid ) on the route, so you should run into a lot of people on the way , you will always meet people on the road and in the alberques ...... let’s hooe everything thing opens up soon so we can get back to some kind of life , all the best with losing the weight and buen Camino
God willing via de la plata sept, subject to vaccine and beloved Spain able to accept pilgrims
Dodger
Dodger
had planned for a April/May start, now looks like I could be on the road also in Sept
January 2021 looks likely to be a very difficult year to leave Australia, at least before September-ish. So, we're looking to walk somewhere in Spain or Portugal in early 2022.
Planning The Via de la Plata 2021, would like to start Late April, but Oct looks more realistic, time will tell.
Hi
I would like to catch up with others who have walked the Camino. I live in Wanguri.
Cheers Myra Ramsay
i walked the Camino in June and July of 2014 and again in June and July of 2017. Was planning to walk again in 2020, but for COVID! Maybe 2021 or 22?
Hi Elie, I have been browsing the information on your Camino Teresiano. Just let me tell you that you did an excellent job. Amazing amount of information. In my view, impossible to gather by just being a typical pilgrim.
I can tell, since I live in Salamanca and I am familiar with the area. It so happen I'm also a little familiar with Colorado (not Weston). Small world!!
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Elle Bieling
Elle Bieling
Hi there Mahz! (since I don't actually know if this is actually your name). Thank you for your kind words. It really does help keep me going, especially during this time of Covid. I appreciate your taking the time to tell me so. I spend lots and lots of time researching what I write about. Both before and after I make the pilgrimage!
Elle Bieling
Elle Bieling
How lucky for you to live in the marvelous city of Salamanca! It is one of my favorites in Spain, thus far.
I truly enjoyed the Teresiano. It felt quite reverent, walking in the footsteps of the Saint. And I am not even Catholic, nor "religious." I DID live in Denver, for most of my adult life, but now, on 70 acres in southern Colorado. And indeed, it is a small world!
I've been back from Porto 11 days - I'm out of Self Isolation. Considering Vezelay to Limoges come the Spring...
Hello Stephan, I prepared some notes on the Sud which I would be happy to share. I walked in 2018. I have walked at this stage from Canterbury and to Thessaloniki and whenever things calm down I plan to continue through Turkey and to Jerusalem.
Recently retired, overweight and planning the Camino del Norte next year (COVID permitting) Hopefully, weight will be more acceptable and getting the kilometers under the belt.
Is this a “good” decision or should I opt for the Frances for my first venture?
Bob
Tincatinker
Tincatinker
Hi Bob, you'll likely get more responses if you post your question in the main forum rather than as a profile post. Try the "Announcements" board. The Frances is often the go to for neophytes - most infrastructure, most pilgrims, easiest navigation. The Norte will probably feel more of an adventure. And lose that excess weight before you tackle the camino, your knees will love you.
BobMcGhee
BobMcGhee
Thanks for the advice on posting and weight, the later is a work in progress, target is 15kg lighter and generally fitter. A fraction of the carrying weight.
Hi Vince,

I just read your post regarding walking the VF. My wife and I are planning the same route in 2021, obviously all dependent on C19. We are currently in the planning stages, taking up much of our "Lockdown" time. Have you begun to do any planning on this trip? If so, I would be willing to email you the 8 pages we have so far if you are willing to email me yours.
Vince Rollason
Vince Rollason
Hi Bob. My planning involves use of the Lightfoot Guides by Paul Chinn and Babette Gallard updated this year and membership of the Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome whose assistance is excellent. I tried to convey information to you about these avenues but my messages were too long to be able to send. It may be that email is a better way to exchange information.
Bob from L.A. !
Bob from L.A. !
Vince Rollason
Vince Rollason
Hi Bob

I have emailed you but I mistyped your address the first time. I have now forwarded the original to you attached to the correct address and it looks to have gone OK this time. Let me know.

Vince
Finished VdlP in 2020. Currently waiting for my next camino, time will tell which of them I will choose
murraydv
murraydv
Finished the VdlP also in 2018. Thought a lot about which Camino to begin and I choose another quite long Camino, the Levante, starting in Valencia. Covered the first 300 klm in 2019 and looking forward to completing, perhaps autumn 2021.
Father Johannes - very well written travel story! I hope for more. The English flows nicely, and the details are interesting. Thank you!
Oliver welcome to the forum have you been on the camino or are you planning any trips in the future and what was your best part of the Camino you walked
Hi Ivar; I'm planning to walk any of the last 100 km (time constraints) starting Christmas and reaching New Year's Eve Santiago. I would be happy to hear some advice on feasibility and hotels and options for participating in events. I live in Spain(Barcelona) and have travelled the Camino Frances by bike and foot last year. Thanks, Simon
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