Hotel El Castellano
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... shops and services is tough.
Mark was getting frustrated and if was already very warm, so I jumped out and went into a hotel to ask about a tourist office. We weren't far away, but it was just the one-way and pedestrian streets that had us puzzled.
The tourist office people were really helpful , and so we were on our way. The best starting point was only a short walk to the Roman theatre where we could buy a value ticket for all six sites - which we did.
Spain and portugal have had a range of occupying forces as you may have already known. We have started seeing more of the roman ruins. As with many things they were altered over time. Most of the Roman stuff was either filled in and built over the top of, pulled apart for stones for new designs or kept and adjusted. It seems like many ruins are discovered when excavations occur for car parks etc. Makes you think any builders might try and ignore them if found! there is a real ...
... Badajoz, it does have loads of old buildings but it is very dirty, lots of rubbish in the streets and they smell like sewage in places. Our hotel is nice enough and there are the remains of an old fortress in the city which we walked around.
Another hot day, not sure of the temperature but feels like early 30's again in the peak of the day.
This is just a one night transit stop to break our journey.
The Roman Theatre of Mérida is a construction promoted by the consul Vipsanius Agrippa in the Roman city of Emerita Augusta, capital of Lusitania. It was constructed in the years 16 to 15 BCE. The Amphitheatre of Mérida is a ruined Roman amphitheater situated in the Roman colony of Emerita Augusta, present-day Mérida, in Spain.
Last nights monastery stay was different. As I thought most rooms are only for two people. What I learned from a Finnish couple is that unless you're married you can't share a room. Can't stop laughing.......they must think that because my buddy and I are older we must be married. Let them think what they like - we get a room to ourselves, can spread our stuff everywhere, have no concerns about the safety of our gear (though not a major problem, though have heard of a few upsets), ...