On the Way of St. James
What to eat on the Camino Portugues?
What do you eat on the Portuguese Camino de Santiago, what is breakfast like and what do vegetarians do?read more
Where to start the Camino in Porto?
It sounds easy, but it`s not: finding the right arrow at the cathedral in Porto to start your Camino Portuguese can be challengingread more
Albergue, Hostel, Pension – accommodation along the Camino de Santiago
A guide through the different types of accomondations along the camino: Hotels, Pensions, Hostals, Alberguesread more
Can I get the Compostela when I have slept in hotels?
Yes, you can also get the Compostela as a hotel pilgrim. It is important that enough stamps have been collected for the last 100kmread more
Can an overweight person go on pilgrimage?
You bet! As long as there are no physical complaints (such as knee problems), there is no reason why a person with a few (or a few more) kilos too much should not walk the Way of St. James. In my opinion, pilgrimage or long-distance hiking, at least on the Portuguese Way of St. James, which is suitable for beginners, is even the best option if you want to take an active holiday even if you are overweight or unathletic.read more
Pilgrimage alone or in pairs?
This question is a very fundamental one, which cannot be answered in the same way for everyone. Because: there are two completely different ways to go on pilgrimage. If you pack your rucksack and set off in the hope of finding answers, you should definitely go alone. Those who go on pilgrimage to learn something about themselves, perhaps to find more of themselves, should go alone. Those who want to overcome their fear of being alone with themselves should go alone. But also those who go on pilgrimage to become a little more courageous, those who want to face a challengeread more
The best pilgrim backpack
When buying a backpack for pilgrims, the weight of the rucksack is the most important factor. If you do not yet own a backpack, you can also rent oneread more
Planning the pilgrimage
Camino de Santiago for beginners
The Portuguese Camino de Santiago is the most suitable Way of Saint James for beginners, but there are others who could fit better to you.read more
Portuguese vs. French Camino de Santiago
The two most famous Caminos de Santiago are different and both have their beauties. Find out which one fits more to your needs!read more
Walking a camino de Santiago in 2022
Will the camino de Santiago (Way of St James) be overcrowded in 2022? What does that mean for your pilgrimage?read more
How long should the stages of the pilgrimage be?
The perfect stage length does not only depend on your physical fitness, but also on the question if you like to go to your limits.read more
When is the best time to travel on the Portuguese Camino de Santiago?
The best time to travel on the Portuguese Way of St. James is a bit of a typhoon, with May, June and September being climatically ideal.read more
The Camino de Santiago with depression / anxiety / PTSD
Can or should you trust yourself walking a Way of St. James with depression, anxiety, or suffering from PTSD? Is it exactly the adventure you need to grow and overcome things, or will it turn out to be a bad idea you’ve let yourself into?read more
After returning home, your own everyday life can suddenly feel very static. Many impressions have to be processed and insights integrated.read more
Are you still a pilgrim when you sleep in hotels?
In my opinion, you don't have to spend the night in a dormitory with 30 strangers to be a pilgrim. It is always "everyone goes his Camino" and that is exactly how it should be done. I have not met a pilgrim on more than 1000km of the Way of St. James who lived on water&bread and came in rags.read more