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Even if you're too smart to walk in the dark, (why do people go to Spain to hike in the dark--hiking in the dark is the same every where!) a headlamp with a red light mode is useful for doing things after lights out/before lights on time in the albergues without bothering your roommates. Midnight toilet run anyone?

The Albergue System in Spain— (No pics to pin. Use link below)

El Botafumeiro....You can ask this to be use during mass for a cost of 300 euros (a one time use)...During Summer time the pilgrims will come together and pay a fraction to have the Botafumeiro in their mass....

Figeac, France, along the Way of St. James - St. James' Way is the pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of the apostle Saint James are buried. There are four French towns which are common and traditional starting points: Paris, Vézelay, Arles and Le Puy.

Walking the Camino de Santiago Week 2

Each Albergue/Hostal has their own stamp for your Pilgrim passport. Hostal LARS in Burgos. **