‘Egeria House’ in Santiago de Compostela is the private home of S.Yates, a Camino Fossil aka veteran pilgrim, which is open to pilgrims, volunteers that are traveling through and friends in general – time and space permitting. It is a place where people can find a helping hand, a listening ear and a cup of coffee/tea plus the odd cookie/biscuit. To contact me see the information >here< and to follow my adventures as I settle in Santiago have a look >here<.

If you want to feed a pilgrim … click >Here<

(Please note, that the location will be shown as Praha, CZ until I manage to change my Paypal details, but any donation will be used exclusively for ‘pilgrim care’ in Santiago de Compostela!)


‘Egeria Haus’ in Santiago de Compostela ist das Heim von S.Yates, ein Caminofossil = Altpilgerin, das anderen Pilgern, durchreisenden Freiwilligen und Freunden offensteht – wenn Zeit und Platz ist. Es ist ein Ort an dem Menschen eine helfende Hand, ein offenes Ohr und eine Tasse Kaffee/Tee, manchmal sogar mit einem Plätzchen, finden können. Kontaktinformation >hier< und wer meinen Abenteuern in Santiago folgen möchte (im Moment nur auf Englisch) kann >hier< klicken.


‘Egeria House’ (Casa Egeria) en Santiago de Compostela es la casa privada de S.Yates, un fósil del Camino = una peregrina veterana, que esta abierta para peregrin@s, voluntari@s y amig@s en general – siempre si hay tiempo y espacio. Es un lugar donde puedes encontrar ayuda practica, alguien que te escucha y una tasa de café o té, de vez en cuando con una galleta. Para contactarme pulse >aquí< y para seguir mis aventuras en Santiago (por el momento solo en Inglés) pulse >aquí<.



How to find my place:
The address is TRAVESIA do Carme de Abeixo, there are two streets with  similar names in the neighbourhood. At least one neighbour in those streets, as I discovered today, has had regularly pilgrims ringing her door bell. She was really gracious as I went over a short time ago with a bunch of flowers to apologize, but please make sure you come to the right place. To find my house (and not hers!):
  • Follow the Camino to Finisterre until you see the sign pointing to the albergue Roots&Boots to the left.
  • Turn right into the little street called TRAVESIA do Carme de Abeixo.
  • My place is less than 10m down that street at number four on the right side.
  • If you see the medieval bridge, you have gone too far!
  • If you start going downhill, you have gone too far!
  • If you crossed the bridge, you are definitely wrong!
  • During forum meet-up times the door is open.
  • SYates is written on the door bell.
  • If you don’t see my name on the door bell and the door is closed, you are at the wrong house!
Please help me  to maintain good relationships with my neighbours and don’t ring/knock at the wrong door 😉

Buen Camino, SY

Travesía do Carme de Abaixo, 4
15705 Santiago de Compostela
A Coruña

0034 698 128 190 ( SMS/Text/texto preferred/bevorzugt/preferido !!!)

sy {a} sybilleyates.com


S.Yates walked the pilgrim path to Santiago de Compostela for the first time in winter 1999/2000 and has been addicted, since that very first day walking out of Roncesvalles, to all things Camino but especially to the hospitality on the Way of St. James. From 2000-2004 she served as a hospitalera voluntaria with a Spanish volunteer organisation in over 20 albergues along the Camino Frances and the Camino to Finisterra. In August 2004 she moved to England and in 2008 from there to the Czech Republic and continued to explore pilgrim paths all over Europe and to write about them. She is getting slowly used to the idea of calling herself a (travel) writer, see her Amazon Author Page >here for US< and >here for UK<.

Since the 25th May 2017 she lives in Santiago de Compostela with the aim of making herself useful, once again, to other pilgrims. She sees herself as a ‘stationary pilgrim’ and doesn’t exclude the possibility of escaping the big city occasionally for one of the pilgrim roads less traveled.