Hi johnnie, it’s been many years since we have chatted.
I love the CSJ guides and have used the French guide, also the Portuguese, English and Finisterre/Muxia, they are wonderful.
I have just received my Camino Primitivo guide via mail. I am somewhat disappointed, I find it difficult to read / understand compared to the other guides, and find it very disapointing that the guide stops before Santiago. Is there a
I’ve heard great things about the wisepilgrim iPhone app. I had decided to buy the ‘primitivo bundle’ but in the AppStore it wouldn’t let me but it. It would let me buy each individually but not in the bundle. Do you know why this is happening? Is the wisely app really needed if I have the wise pilgrim one?
Hello to all - I leave for Porto this Friday and hope to mail some stuff from the Porto Airport to Ivar for storage in Santiago. Do any of you know whether there is a post office at the airport and whether it will be open Saturday, May 19?
Hi fellow pilgrims have just arrived back to australia after a wonderful camino from sarria to santiago a few tips I learnt, take less backpack was osprey 36 and just over 6 kgs could have cut down medication, clothing was sufficient, didn't wear shorts as too cool. Walk less kms each day feel good and do too much so I have had painful legs since finishing. Pilgrim menu was great and accomodation really good, more p
Perry, my alerts tell me that you wrote something on my profile. I am ashamed to say that after years on the forum, I still do not know how to access my own profile. I do not want you to think that I am rude by ignoring you . so please try to start a conversation. I used to be able to do that, No guarantee that I still can!!!
Here it begins, On Thursday morning we head for Edinburgh Airport arriving in Santiago and making our way to Sarria to start our Camino. So if you see three oldies and hear our Scottish accents please say hello. Hope to meet to many on our way.
Hi every one, today I am leaving San Antonio, Texas to Madrid with a stop over in London. May 13 and 14 Madrid to work on the jetlag then off to San Sebastián on May 15. May 16 San Sebastián to SJPD, and start El Camino on May 17. Any news on the train strike, would I have any trouble getting to SJPD, I already bought train tickets but not certain if I will be able to hop in train.
Thinking of changing to Norte after 15 days of CF. Although I am enjoying the CF, I thought I would try the Norte for my last week in Spain. My problem is that I can’t find accommodation in San Sebastian or Bilboa to start there. My train will arrive around 9pm. I read that accommodation can be a challenge and not sure if the cold and rain will be a problem for me. I am not used to either.
Confirmed my flights, the bike is pretty much ready, bustill looking for fellow pilgrim to join me at any stage of the route, will be leaving Pamplona on or about the the 15th of June (2018), hoping to get to Leon by the 21st of June at the latest,and on to Santiago by the 27th of June.
If you’ve got a bike and you’d like to share the road or a bottle of wine along the way then let me know,
All the best
I really cannot work out how to reply to comments! I hope this is it! Luckily we had booked our return via boat from Santander to Portsmouth and we were able to change the date at no charge. Compared with the cost of finding somewhere suitable to rest up for a week or so in Leon, its not easy in albergues that want you out by 8am, going home was the cheapest option.
I leave Orkney on Saturday to travel to Leon to start the Camino as a pilgrim. Those travelling further, please bear with me as a novice, I will ask a lot of questions. I am excited and nervous. This is my first trip away from my family as a solo traveller. I am nearly 60 and I can hardly contain my excitement. I have found this forum has both reassured me and given me concerns. I am indebted to all who have posted.
Hi All. Cycling Camino from Leon in the fall due to time constraints at time of booking. I am 56 and 3/4 and working hard to get prepared. Not a cyclist at heart, but comforted by the knowledge of a back up transport (aka Loser cruiser, nana-van y'all know right? !) . Its all a little pricey really. I really want to do this the authentic way, and am reconsidering the walk. Easier? or not
I’m in Madrid and tomorrow I will continue The Camino from where I stopped in Logroño last year.
I hope someone can help me, yesterday at Madrid airport I withdrew cash from an atm, using a travelx travel card loaded with euros. I withdrew 200€ and that’s what I got in cash. But on my account says the withdrawal was 239€. I can’t understand what happened, can anyone help me, I’ve effectively lost $62 aud.
We completed the Francés in July 2015 and are happy to report we are returning as hospitaleros for 2weeks just west of Sahagun July 1-15 then on to walk the primitivo. I will have lots of questions in the next few weeks concerning the primitivo.
I'm from Ashcroft BC. I want to go next May/June to del Norte. I have read that more than half the route is on pavement. When I see theaches, is it not possible to just walk along them from town to town?
I am almost finished the Via de la Plata! I made it to the highest point today and tomorrow will enter Galicia at A Gudiña I have to say it’s been harder than I expected. It is quite wet underfoot but totally enjoyable
In 2016 we walked from Leon to Santiago and in May would like to walk the French way and finish in Leon to complete our Camino. Where is a good starting point in France. We have 2 weeks but happy to walk 30 kms a day