BegoniaD's Guestbook



19th July 2010

Amazing
Hi Begonia - just having a quick look at your trip (I'm still at work) - I am amazed by the depth of knowledge you have of your surroundings, even down to the names of the locals you meet. I look forward to reading more of your travels-great photos too. Helen
30th March 2010

PAMPLONA!
Glad to see you made it out to Pamplona! If you go back during the San Fermin festival, you can view the bull run from a safe distance in a balcony above the street or even rent a place alone to bull run. Glad you here you had a great pilgrimage! Here are some helpful websites: http://www.sanfermin.com and http://www.pamplonabalconies.com
4th March 2010

Hola, no se quien eres, pero tendras que aber caminado con migo. Por si acaso fue caminande el Camino Portugues??? Recuerdos de Begonia
4th March 2010

Thank you for the encouraging comments, I too hope to finish my blog this year. As i mentioned to the other person, my historic documentation is taking me for ever, but am making progress. I will love to look at your blog and intend doing it in the next week. I will comment on it afterwards - am looking forward to seeing even more colour. I hope to one day walk again (once my Plantar Fasciatis is healed) in Autum - I hear the colours are a real treat. Regards Begonia
4th March 2010

Thank you for the positive comments, it seems I am not the only only one taking detours like some zombie walkers intent of walking their allocated 40+km per day and ending up telling stories of nothing but the lit trails that they saw with their night head torches and not experiencing much of the rich culture that is all along the trail - for me the flowers, people, monuments and just talking to the old locals who have so much history to tell is a great joy. Regards Begonia
4th March 2010

Burgos to Santiago de Compostella
Thank you for your comments, I did not realise so many people are reading my blog. I stopped for a few days after Burgos and then re commenced the camino all the way to Santiago de Dompostella. I have been documenting on my selected photos and slowly adding these with full history to my travel blog. I am almost finished, it took me about 44 days to walk the camino and will tell all soon. Thank you again and you are wellcome to ask any questions later. I have given some information and showed my books and photos to a friend of mine - she is commencing the camino in two weeks, so I will try to follow her trail and give her some 'animo'. Regards Begonia
12th January 2010

Hi Begonia, Did you finish your camino in in Burgos day 19 as I can't seem to access and further 'Newer posts' on your blog for after Burgos? And I'd love to 'travel further with you' on your camino if I can! N
12th January 2010

Worth a detour-special places
Hi Begonia, We also made a diverseo to visit Suso, Yuso and Cana and like you were very glad we did. We went to Suso and Yuso first but by the time we got to Cana the convent was shut for lunch (2hours) and so we only got to see those marvelous Gothic alabaster windows from the outside, so it was a real treat for my to see you photo that shows them from the inside-thanks! We couldn't wait as it was going to snow so we legged it back to Santo Domingo de la Calzada as quick as we could walk. All in all we found that detours to Eunate and to Suso, despite the extra kms were the most memorable and special places we visited. We also stayed in San Juan de Ortega in April 2009 so I was surprised to learn of the plans for the old Augustinian monastery as nothing seems to have started to happen on that front. It's such a good idea for the building to be made into a hospice I hope that it happens sooner rather than later. Really enjoying reading the blog by the way. N
12th January 2010

Flowers at Vosque de Irate
This is a lovely Blog and the pictures are very evocative. I walked the Camino Frances in April of 2009 so its great to see the Route Napoleon in sunshine as we had lots of snow! The purple 'Flowers' are actually the reproductive parts of a fungus that lives on the roots of beech trees and only pops its nose out (albeit a rather lovely purple one) to reproduce. I know this as I had come across them in the botanical gardens in Dublin and asked one of the horticulturalists about the 'strange looking flowers'. Thanks again for sharing your journey. I have a just finished my own blog of my Camino see 'Shell Shock-Nells Big Walk if you want to see pictures of a 'spring camino'..
14th December 2009

enhorabuena
Gracias por regalarnos estas fotos maravillosas del Camino de Santiago. Así pude revivir el camino que realizé en otro tiempo. Enhorabuena por la experiencia y las fotografias
30th July 2009

Andarina incansable
Hola Bego, Soy amiga de Azu, estamos juntas en el club de senderismo, y ya me conoces. He visto tu blog y me parece estupenda tu descripción del Camino de Santiago. De vez en cuando entraré en el y así practicar la lectura en inglés. Besos
21st July 2009

Great Walk
Very interesting account of your journey. Hope to see your films when you get back. Congratulations.
16th April 2009

Looked up your travel blog
Thanks Hali, I loves some of your photos. It seems like you own a Tille too!!!!!! I also got one for my trip and almost 'tripped' when I found out the price. My Tilley is a LT5. I will eddit my Backpack items and put in some new photos as I now have attached some badges on my packpack and made changes to some important items. Regards Begonia
15th April 2009

Your blog is looking great!
Hello again Begonia! My name is Hali, I'm Canadian and live in Sweden. I found a link to your blog on the Pilgrim Forum. I'm also very new to making a blog (mine is in Swedish but maybe some pictures or music might be interesting!) Your blog seems to be working out perfectly, I got emails today saying that there were new entries. Your pictures of all the carried items are a great idea and inspiration. Travelling in July makes it easier for us to pack light, although if it were possible we would rather have travelled earlier to avoid the hottest period. May should be wonderful! If you want to check out my blog it's at http://hali.bloggsida.se/ Now I'm going to read through your new entries! :-)
15th April 2009

Your blog is looking great!
Hello again Begonia! My name is Hali, I'm Canadian and live in Sweden. I found a link to your blog on the Pilgrim Forum. I'm also very new to making a blog (mine is in Swedish but maybe some pictures or music might be interesting!) Your blog seems to be working out perfectly, I got emails today saying that there were new entries. Your pictures of all the carried items are a great idea and inspiration. Travelling in July makes it easier for us to pack light, although if it were possible we would rather have travelled earlier to avoid the hottest period. May should be wonderful! If you want to check out my blog it's at http://hali.bloggsida.se/ Now I'm going to read through your new entries! :-)
31st March 2009

Good Luck
Thanks, I wish I was only taking 3.5kg in weight. I have posted a list of the items and backpack I will take on my camino trail but am not sure if it is all working out. I am very new at these blogs. If it has not worked out you can let me know and I can send you a copy. What is your name? and what country are you from? I am Spanish and live in australia. Regards Begonia.
25th March 2009

Good Luck!
Found your blog via the Pilgrim Forum, it'll be fun to follow you through your preparations and your camino! Me and my fiancé am walking St.Jean-Pied-de-Port to Burgos in July (don't have enough time for the entire camino at once). I am very interested in your backpack items list, I also weigh 56 kg and so far my backpack weighs 3.5 kg but I might end up remembering must-have stuff I've missed! :-) Buen Camino!

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