For some getting a massage is the ultimate way to relax, a treat for a special occasion. In this post, we would like to recommend you indulge in this treat during your Camino de Santiago to help you reach your goal safely and without any pains. Our partner Angel Antelo specialises in repairing and restoring massages for pilgrims during and after their Camino de Santiago.
Based in Caldas de Rei, on the Portuguese Way, his company offers services on the last 112km of the French Way from Sarria and the Portuguese Way from Baiona or Tui as well as services in Santiago de Compostela. If you are staying in a spa hotel, he can book a massage in their dedicated space or bring the equipment to your room. His staff are all professional Quiromassage Therapist and speak several languages. Continue reading Repairing and Restoring Massages for Pilgrims during and after the Camino de Santiago
One of the most enthusiast Caminoer we know and a wonderful poet, has just published her first book and the subject is how to prepare yourself for a Buen Camino. So if you are looking for that extra push to decide to embark on this once in a lifetime experience, we highly recommend you give it a read!
How to plan, where to stay, how to pack, what not to miss, and how to have a Buen Camino from the #littleoldladywalking!
Buen Camino! is not a guidebook, there are no maps, no long-winded legends or history – just lots of fun little stories and helpful tips from a veteran American pilgrim to anyone planning their first Camino by themselves or just waiting to go back without the help of an agency or staying in albergues.
Released in December 2017, the book is available for purchase on Amazon ($6.99 US) and will soon be available on Kindle, Nook (Barnes & Noble) and on Casa Ivar’s Camino Forum Store. Continue reading New BOOK Notice: Buen Camino! Tips from an American Pilgrim by Anne Born
Lost when it comes to decide what to pack for the Camino de Santiago?
We have you covered with this Packing List for pilgrims planning to walk the Camino de Santiago in Summer:
The best clothing for the Camino are wicking materials which dry quickly, such as synthetic materials or merino wool. Avoid cotton as it takes much longer to dry and does not wick sweat away from the body.
Plan to bring at least two pairs of pants/shorts and two shirts, so that you can “wash one, wear one, repeat” day after day.
During the Summer in Galicia, expect between 20 and 27 degrees during the day with cool breezes and sunshine and 12 to 18 at night so remember to bring at least one warmer top, such as a long-sleeved t-shirt or fleece, for chilly evenings.
I would also recommend bringing a hat and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun and a good lightweight rain jacket that packs small in case the weather changes. Continue reading Ultimate Camino de Santiago Light Summer Packing List