Another coffee and a plug for caminoguide.net
My favourite airport, a good, but horrendously priced coffee and some route planning. Cheeky and I are at Saigon’s small but efficient airport waiting on our flights. Why I chose to fly via Guanzhou i’m still not sure but hey, no real travel should be painless because if it is, it’s also storyless.
So here I am looking at our walk for the first couple of days. I’m using the camino guide which I used back in 2009. It’s succinct but filled with the info you need. I remember last time round it proved more useful and up to date than many others’ fancy guidebooks.
This version is just as succinct but gas been updated with new albergues. I’m using this and some route maps as my major planning docs. With them the first two days become clear. First day will be St Jean Pied de Port to Roncesvalles and day two onto Pamplona (if rooms are available in the busy city).
… and that’s it for planning… part of the Camino is about taking it as it comes so I’ve no desire to over plan or over prepare. Bring on the long walk.