Parador de Merida
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... accommodation for 58 days in anticipation of what we might do wasn't easy and so when accommodation in Merida became scarce or expensive we thought we'd be clever and overnight just outside the city in preparation for the run to Cordoba.
We stayed at a little town called Aceuchal at Hotel Frizon. OMG major bad decision!
The town was delapidated and ugly - there was nothing charming or quaint or historic, the people were unfriendly and the accommodation very average. ...
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 ...
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.
... the Romans built is flat. So while not quite 1st century, still pretty damned old. Road up to the village says no pedestrian traffic so we follow the arrows thinking they will take us through another way. Nothing doing! Obviously the village doesn't want peregrinos so hi ho off we go on to tonight's destination.
Required bush pee stop because we didn't get a coffee. And lo and behold, in the farmers paddock is some ancient granite bowl and something we couldn't ...
Black start in full wet gear. Forecast is for rain. Freaking freezing wind so glad of wet gear as it stops a bit of that plus any rain that is supposed to come our way. First few kms...........bitumen!
Thankfully after negotiating the road system we enter Parque Natural de Cornalvo and a dirt road almost 20kms to our digs for tonight. Beautiful underfoot, a bit muddy in places - clearly had more rain than where we were yesterday- had to kick it off - ...