I also like, from time-to-time, to stay in a
pension when they are available. You have your own room, and generally a bath
(heaven). The cost is higher 30-40
euros, but occasionally it is necessary so you can move at your own pace rather
than the rhythm of others.
View from my top bunkbed.
Food is an absolutely essential part of a
Camino. First: because of the physical
exercise you are using more than twice your normal daily energy
consumption. So, I aim to eat twice what
I usually eat, but even so, I know I will lose weight. This time I lost 6kg – it was a hard
Camino. I’m normally 70kg at just over 6
foot; so now I’m skin and bone. After 10 days my pants were falling down, but
fortunately some farmer’s string fixed the problem. But, second, it is normally a chance to meet
fellow Pilgrims because there are usually only a few (if more than one) places
The food is unfailingly good and excellent
value. But as I mentioned I did lose 6kgs over the course of this Camino.
My pilgrim credential with all its stamps from overnight stays. There are actually more stamps than stays (31)
because in the last 100kms it is necessary to get 2 stamps each day.
My pilgrim credential with all its stamps from overnight stays. There are actually more stamps than stays (31) because in the last 100kms it is necessary to get 2 stamps each day.