Let’s meet at Caminho Portuguese, I’m nearly there. And I already did a fair buy t of planning. But, this is what I usually do 24 hours before I start off:
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Excitement and anxiety meet when I think of my trip to Caminho Portugues with my mam coming up. It’s the ideal birthday present, I thought last year and picked Elena’s very helpful links to surprise my mam. Excitement!
Now, just a few days before we leave Austria, we are both a little anxious. How will we survive this little journey – on a personal and a physical level.
Thoughtful prep involve buying the right guide book. I was told that this one is the best to follow (in German). I know that my mam and I will not stay in Pilgrim hostels but in Bed & Breakfasts on the way. I have not booked anything in advance.
I can also recommend these guides:
The Camino Portugués – A Wise Pilgrim Guide to the Camino Portugués from Lisbon to Santiago along the Central and Coastal Routes by Michaela Matynka Iglesias (2017)
Preparing for the Camino Portugués: CAMINO DE SANTIAGO | Pilgrim Guides 2017/2018 by Johnnie Walker (2017)
While I usually travel with a Canon LSR camera (just a really basic one) I decided to bring an analogue camera plus my iPhone with me. I got these adaptable lenses by thumbsUp! – you should try these. A 20 Euro pack of 3 lenses (wide, fish eye and macro) is very little luggage and still effective.
I suggest not to carry more than 10% of your body weight on your back. I will offer you a packing list before I start the big trip, so keep yourself updated!
And: do not forget to get yourself a Shell of St. James to carry with you.
Talk soon, Lucie