Parador de Merida
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Oh how we looked forward to this, and finally in unassuming Merida we found it. The best food to date, it was so good that although I did not like to town I might come back for the food. We did not have a single meals that was not worth writing home about. So imagine walking to the mailbox and getting this letter from Spain.
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Thunderstorms are already in the air as the Raven is released from his overnight captivity into the hot interior of Spain. A quick downpour provides Guy with a demonstration of the Raven's impressive aerodynamics... Guy gets wet, but nowhere near as wet as he would have got on the old Triumph! The clouds are soon left behind as the journey proceeds and the temperature rises sharply. The barrenness of the plains is particularly striking and it seems all the more so ...
... Islamic fort overlooking the Rio that has been used by the government in power including Romans, Muslims and Christians. It's strongly built walls had many a tale to tell of battles and sieges whilst the cistern (underground water storage) complete with goldfish was heaven underground. Next to the fort is the amazing Puente Romano over the Rio Guadiana with 60 granite arches is one of the longest bridges the Romans very built. This bridge has been used by marauding armies ...
... on the stage. There are still occasional performances there today.
Next to the theatre is a Roman amphitheater where another kind of entertainment would take place. It is here that the gladiators would battle each other or animals and the crowd would call out "to the death" or "spare him." It felt far more barbaric that the theatre next door, but once again it was easy to imagine the crowd screaming and the thud of the gladiator ...
... on three separate streets which had a "not right turn" sign. We did make our way around the block however, and we checked in promptly at 1:30PM at the Aparthotel Capitolina.
After another nice lunch consisting of rolls and sandwiches, we decided to go sightseeing around the town, which is famous for it's Roman Ruins, and after what we saw this afternoon, I can honestly say that unlike Evora, this is a reputation very well deserved. ...