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Travel Blogs from Badajoz
... fortress against the Spanish invaders. After regaining independence in 1640 they started building the largest star shaped dryditch defence system in the world. The town is inside the walls as are barracks, military buildings, churches and monasteries. To withstand a long siege the town had an Aquaduct built that is 7 K's long and took 100 years to complete. ...
... hotel that Dane has been looking forward to since we booked! The heat was getting to us so we waited until late afternoon to head into Badajoz for a look around (& some geocaching of course).
At 5pm it was still about 30 degrees but by the time we were done just before 8 it was starting to cool off a little. Restaurants don't open for dinner in Spain until 8 or 9pm so we were going ...
...dimention, how to synchronize and how Karl May helped me to repair the spare tire...
after my last update max, tortheus and me stayed three more days at the beautiful coast before we where heading to the picos de europa. a wonderful national park close to Oviedo. we where hiking, swimming and relaxing along crystal clear (very cold) rivers while the time was passing by. a few days later max took the train to Barcelona and i was heading further west.
Called in to admire the "marble" town of Vila Vicosa, its pleasant plaza with the Castle proudly standing looking over
Onto Elvas to see the very sturdy aqueduct - built in mid 16th Century - it goes around corners to travel over the higher land, reducing the cost and effort to build
Lunch at Portalegre - and looked into a tapestry museum ...
... with us, I gave him a 10 euro tip. A stipend of 200 euro (given for volunteering) just didn't seem fair - he deserved far more so I felt it was my way to help him out a little!
Though interesting in its own way, the photography museum was not what I expected it to be! I envisioned walls filled with unique photographs, but was corrected when upon entering and realizing that this was not the case, and in fact it was just the opposite! One ...
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking