My favourite albergues on the Camino Francés

I first walked the Camino Francés in 2011 and I have been venturing back and forth each year to walk a section of this great way. Whether it be in La Rioja, Navarra or across the plains of the Meseta, this pilgrim has enjoyed the companionship of other pilgrims, the sights and most importantly, the... Continue Reading →

Towns Along The Way – “E”

The next letter on the “Towns Along the Way” series is “E”, as there are no towns starting with “D” (I dare you to look!). There aren’t too many so here goes…working towards Santiago. Espinal (map) Espinal is a typical Basque village and one of the first you will encounter after leaving Roncesvalles. At this... Continue Reading →

Three days before I go….however…

Well, it's not long before this Irishman finds himself back on the Camino trail. I will pick up where I left off last September and will walk for two weeks. The fortnight is going to be relaxed, it's going to be enjoyable and fingers crossed I meet some good friends like I have done since... Continue Reading →

Memories of 2012’s blisters…

Picture the scene. I had walked 25km on a super-hot day from O Cebreiro to Triacastela. It was June 2012 and it was my penultimate day before I made my way home. Myself and my German friend, Sabine, arrived in Triacastela pretty late and most of the albergues were full up. We were walking in... Continue Reading →

Albergues I have stayed in…

Throughout my past Caminos, I've stayed in mostly great Albergues, some average, but I've had no complaints. Here is a map I have created of all of the places I have stayed. During my first Camino in 2011, I stayed in pensions just in case you are wondering about the lack of albergues 🙂 This... Continue Reading →

I have created a google map of all the albergues between St Jean to Belorado. I'll be using this in May instead of a manual. Wifi can be plentiful and you are saving yourself a little weight by not bringing a book with you. Feel free to make use of it if you like

A week to go before I head off on my return to the Camino but before then,  I just want to write a bit about something that's on my mind of late.  This post might ruffle a few feathers but it's a free world, etc etc. I just want to back track to 2011 when... Continue Reading →

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