Cathy Seitchik Diaz is currently walking the Camino Francés and has more useful tips which she would like to share to help pilgrims along the way. Today, she describes the different baggage transport services that she and David use. Even though they focus only on the Camino Francés, you will find some practical advice for any Camino route that you choose to walk. Below is the second post in the series of Cathy’s Camino Tips, fresh from the Francés!
Camino superfan Cathy Seitchik Diaz is currently walking the Camino Francés—for the fifth time in five years—with her partner David Stewart. She provides some useful tips which she would like to share to help pilgrims along the way. In this post, she describes methods of booking private rooms in advance by using Booking . com, calling, email or using WhatsApp. Even though they focus only on the Camino Francés, you will find some practical advice for any Camino route that you choose to walk.
Below is the first in a series of Cathy’s Camino Tips, fresh from the Way!
My friend Cathy Seitchik Diaz alerted me to a new docu-show that aired on Spanish television in July. The ¡Buen Camino! series followed pilgrims from more than 100 countries who were walking, biking, and even horseback riding on the Camino in spring 2017. Cathy was one of the pilgrims that was interviewed by host Marta Márquez. I remember when Cathy emailed me route reports on the Camino Francés, she mentioned a TV show and that a drone camera was following her overhead. She said she was a little nervous about being interviewed on camera, but because she is so passionate about the Camino, she was excited to spread the word.
Santa Cruz, California couple, Cathy Seitchik Diaz and David Stewart, recently completed their third Camino Francés. They have shared the stages the Camino Francés—complete with daily distances, photos, observations and useful tips—in a four-part series:
- Camino Francés Part 1 – Days 1-12
- Camino Francés Part 2 – Days 13-23
- Camino Francés Part 3 – Days 24-33
- Camino Francés Part 4 – Days 34-40
Cathy is, quite possibly, the world’s happiest pilgrim!