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Travel Blogs from Mérida
Departing from Brisbane on Sunday morning, we head to Lisbon via Singapore and London. First stop will be Lisbon for a couple of days, including a train trip to Porto, then down to Faro in the Algarve for five nights. From Faro we will be visiting Portimao, Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Ayamonte and, the height of this stop, the roman vila of Milreu. We ...
... behind 2 stays ago and am having difficulties having it sent on to us. Hence no photos. Good accommodation and we are hoping for some great vino. Thursday October 4th Almendralejo - Torremegia - Merida Took a taxi part of the way and hiked 10 miles into Merida Total hiked 116 The weather is still perfect for hiking. Scenery still much the same it's amazing how many acres of grapevine there are in this area. Merida is a much larger town and claims to contain ...
... for at all. A quick shop for dinner, drink to take in the local atmosphere and back to the builders yard. Dinner inside - too cold/windy and watch DVDs. Books out again and another purchase of wifi to check where we can move on to. Decide to head back up the coast found a nice site called Kikopark, again a bit all singing and dancing but close to a town called Oliva and right on the beach.
... The sites
The rains came, so we found a bar for some vino tinto, then more came, so more vino, followed by hail, and one more vino tinto !!!
And after the rain
And that was day 3 over, and we needed rest as ...
... at the mid-sized town of Merida. This town is famed for its Roman antiquities, and quite rightly so. On the hilltop was a “teatro romano” partially restored to give an evocation of what it looked like 2000 years ago. Alongside it was an amphitheatre, less restored but with a complete lower row of “bleachers” and clear remnants of the subterranean chambers and entrances. This of course is our umpteenth roman amphitheatre of the last couple of years, ...