Everyone likes to walk their own Camino de Santiago.
I have met people who have carried their packs 1000 km from Le Puy in France and have camped outside rather than use accommodation. While on the other side of the coin, I have met pilgrims who would rather not set foot inside an albergue. And that’s fine by me. We all walk our own way to Santiago and we shouldn’t be able to judge one another on how we get there.
While I happen to be more comfortable in walking my own walk with my pack and using albergues, there is a certain percentage out there who like to have their trips planned and everything made easy. In 2011, I was one of those. I walked from Sarria with 5 others and a guide. That guide was Santiago-based Australian Garry Budin. I’ve kept in touch with Garry throughout the years and love to meet up with him when I get to Santiago. He has a great working knowledge of the Ways in Spain. He is fluent in Spanish and loves Spanish culture. You can find out more information on his website www.doncamino.com. I can’t recommend him enough.