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  1. Elise Leto
    Elise Leto
    Hello. I am anAnglo-Italian travelled independant woman who has travelled India for 13 years but at her first with the Camino.
  2. SimLin
    All set to go...Camino 2017, end of August start!
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  3. Ashna Maharaj
    Ashna Maharaj Laurie Ferris
    Do you have a blog or diary of your Camino experience. I love reading everyone's own personal journey. Thanks
    1. Wily
      Hey Ashna - Laurie has a number of blog posts from her recent Portuguese Camino on this Forum. If you haven't already found her website, go to: thecaminoprovides.com. It's great!
      Feb 16, 2017 at 12:20 PM
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  4. Ashna Maharaj
    Ashna Maharaj
    I might be getting more euro for my ZAR buck - looking good
  5. Ashna Maharaj
    Ashna Maharaj
    So what is the current weather outlook for the Napoleon Route vs Valcarlos ?
    1. Wily
      Hey Ashna - The Napoleon Route is closed right now. It opens April 1. Valcarlos is open year round.
      Feb 16, 2017 at 12:22 PM
    2. Ashna Maharaj
      Ashna Maharaj
      Thanks Wily I thought so -
      Feb 17, 2017 at 1:25 AM
  6. Laurie Ferris
    Laurie Ferris
  7. DeeDee Fl
    DeeDee Fl
    Planning 1st Camino in April 2017. So happy to have this site to chat with fellow Camino goers. Buen Camino!
  8. DeeDee Fl
  9. Brendan-ProjectCamino
    Moving to Santiago!
  10. James Orrock
    James Orrock
    Don't let anyone tell you that it's the journey that is important and not the destination. They are both important!
  11. Kimberley Hall
    Kimberley Hall
    The Camino is a way of life....
  12. Cassandra
    Melbourne girl who's had a shove from the universe. Planning solo September '17 walk. Nervous & excited with lots to learn & people to meet.
  13. Ashna Maharaj
    Ashna Maharaj Leslie
    My Camino is coming up in March & My girlfriend & I we traveling through Prague for two days. Expected 11-13 March. Any chance we can meet you for coffee & some tips & advice? Thanks & regards Ashna
  14. Jane
    Jane Leslie
    Hi Leslie
    Im hoping to walk the Santiago Finistere route in September and as a female 65 fit, i prefer to walk with others, any ideas please, thank you
  15. Laurie Ferris
    Laurie Ferris
    I'm am doing Hospitalero training this weekend in Los Gatos, CA. (Feb. 3-5) Is anyone else signed up?
      Laurie, is this "generic" Hospitalero training for any albergue or have you been assigned to a specific one already? Bob
      Feb 8, 2017
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    2. Laurie Ferris
      Laurie Ferris
      This was the generic training offered by APOC. I don't know when I'll be able to serve 2 weeks, but I learned so much and have a list of albergues to check out next year on the Camino Frances.
      Feb 14, 2017
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  16. Ashna Maharaj
    Ashna Maharaj
    Now anxiously waiting my Shengen visa from Spanish Embassy
  17. Dinah
    Hi everyone. For some reason I no longer have been receiving newsletters from the forum. Anyone else have this problem?
  18. hindsfeet
    hindsfeet RubyBlues
    Hello RubyBlues,
    I am planning on leaving Arizona in April, 2018 for the Camino. Since I have made
    that decision, I am soaking up all the info and generous amounts of advice from
    everywhere. I am so excited, I can hardly sleep. I feel CALLED, and I like it! Hope
    you are experiencing the same!
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  19. Ashna Maharaj
    Ashna Maharaj
    Counting down the weeks - so excited
  20. RubyBlues
    Embarking on the Camio Oct 2018.
  21. RubyBlues
    Keep smiling!
  22. Marlo
    Looking forward to my first Camino!
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    2. Fran Burgess
      Fran Burgess
      The fun starts the minute you decide to do your first Camino. Lots of good advice on the forum. Which Camino are you planning on walking and when. Good luck with your preparations.
      Jan 23, 2017
  23. Deb
    I am a complete newbie to hiking and plan to do part of the camino trail in November. Looking forward to learning and hearing all about it.
  24. Danny53
    Danny53 Hobbler
    Hiya Hobble, I wonder if you could help me , in finding the best flights from Dublin to biarritz. And return from Santiago to Dublin, the dates that I hope to head out are depart on sat 2nd of September and return on the 1st October, am flexible by a few days either way, yours Danny
    1. Hobbler
      Danny, when I travelled from Dublin I went with Ryanair who at that time were the cheapest and had frequent flights. You will be travelling on roughly the same dates as I did. The web site is www.ryanair.com. They may not take a booking this long ahead of your travel date but you can give it a try. It may be necessary to defer booking until about three months before travelling. Good luck
      Jan 18, 2017
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  25. Shelley
    Am I crazy to want to do this in a year and a few months when I have ZERO hiking experience apart from day hikes locally?
    1. Wily likes this.
    2. Wily
      Shelley, that is plenty of time to prepare. Start now getting ready by making a plan to get as physically fit as possible, hiking more with a pack on, and doing all the necessary research to help you get ready.
      Jan 15, 2017
  26. Sandra Heal
    Sandra Heal
    So excited! I'm planning on walking the Camino starting June 1st, 2017
    1. Wily likes this.
  27. Neal Adams
    Neal Adams
    Preparing for Camino Frances
  28. Christina Morehouse
    Christina Morehouse
    Heading to Spain in March & hoping to spend 5-8 days on the camino. I'd love to hear from others that started from St. Jean in March.
    1. Wily likes this.
    2. Wily
      Hey Christina - The one thing to be aware of is that the Napoleonic Route will not be open in March. From SJPP, you'll have to take the alternate Valcarlos Route to Roncesvalles. You should expect to run into snow crossing the Pyrenees. Three days to Pamplona, another two days to Puente La Reina. If you have a full eight days to hike, you could go as far as Navarette.
      Jan 4, 2017
  29. Jenny W
    Jenny W
    Hi everyone, We are planning to start our Camino in Leon. What is the best way to get from Barcelona airport to Leon? Thank you
    1. Wily
      Hi Jenny - Probably the best way to go from Barcelona to Leon is by train. There are a number of trains daily from Barcelona for the approximate 7-8 hour trip. Check out Rail Europe for times and fares. You can also go directly to the RENFE website for time and ticket information. Buen Camino!
      Dec 27, 2016
  30. Rebeka