I've walked the camino de Santiago for 6 weeks (camino del norte followed by camino primitivo), staring from Bilbao - a trip for my heart and soul
Highs & Lows
The nature, sea and the mountains - sleeping outside, alone in my tent, feeling calm and peace - 4 days of break in llanes
Blisters on my feet
I've started in Bilbao, walking all the coast way till Oviedo. From there I took the camino primitivo through the mountains till Santiago. To finish, I've walked to Fisterra
Q & A
What tips would you give a friend?
Go with the flow, take your tempo during walk, follow your feelings, be open, listen to your heart and have fun. There are gonna be hard moments, but many beautiful ones as well and you will be happy
Good shoes (at least one size bigger), except that you dont need much: a bottle for water, very few underware, a good book, soap (for hair and body), bikini, one outfit for cold and warm weather and a raincoat. Dont take too much, only the basics are fine.
Some albergues dont do booking, and if they are full they might send you away (sometimes they let you sleep on the floor if they are nice). With my tent, I was more independent.