Hotel Velada Merida
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... made it even more intriguing.
Getting there was no problem - just a short 1 hour drive, but trying to find the ruins was difficult. As we drove to the the 'historic centro' we could see something that looked like old buildings and a good clue is always tour buses parked nearby, but the entrance remained a mystery.
It was agreed that we would have to find a tourist office... also not easy. The town is best explored on foot, but finding a place to park to find ...
... functional with aesthetics. I assume of course given the size of buildings that like all things only the exclusive level of society got the good stuff. The bridge in Merida is nearly 800 m in length over extremely shallow water. It does however occasionally surge and flood over the hundreds of years. It is also obviously not in original condition as various leaders added some ramps and dividers and new tops etc etc. The base is fairly original so still something to think about. ...
... 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.
... early birds who like to get going and it's great to not disturb others -as I write this today it's 3:30 and as yet no others to share the Albergue. Does this mean we have it alone? Most of the pilgrims from last night are going 10km more to the next village but then only leaves 10km to the next day. So we chose this sort of mid way stop and it's worked for my ankle.
Found the supermarket and got another egg supply and had decided to cook for ourselves tonight. ...