The question/comment was:
I will be doing my first Camino in September. I am an organised person, and I have been organising this journey for some time. I like to know what’s coming up, and plan for it.
But come the time when I take my first steps from SJPP, I want to let go. I want to let the path take me where it will. I don’t want to know what’s ahead. I want the way to surprise me. What excites me about doing the Camino is the thought of letting go…
Am I crazy?
Read the interesting conversation on not over planning your Camino de Santiago in our Camino forum here.
As I write this in september 2012, we have a new thread in the forum for pilgrims planning their 2014 Camino de Santiago. To access this thread you need to register in the forum.
The question was:
I’ve had some lovely feedback from pilgrims on another post. My question here concerns something different so I thought I’d start a new thread.
I am not much of a planner. In fact I was intending to just turn up in Seville on May 1st and start walking! I have given myself about 7 weeks to reach SdC. I have the CSJ guide and I figured that I would follow the shells and get advice along the way about places to stay, good spots for rest days etc. One of the things I am most looking forward to is not having a set plan and putting aside technology for a while – I don’t intend to have a phone or access email.
I thought I’d see if anyone else takes this approach? Reading through other posts it seems that lots of you are very well organised and its given me a slight pang of concern about my own dis organised approach!
Is there anything that I really do need to plan?
Read the good advice on not having a plan when walking the Camino de Santiago.
The question was:
I’ve wanted to hike el camino for many years but every time I begin to research, I get overwhelmed with all the information I find. If I just arrive in Irun, can I start hiking without much prior research? I have a hard time wanting to read about the route. I just want to walk it. I speak fluent Spanish and I’m not shy to ask my way around. I also already have the CSJ guides for the entire ruta del norte.
Any simple suggestions or bare basic things that I shouldn’t forget or must do before I come?
Read the good advice on walking the Camino with no or little planning.