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... to get into photography again which is enjoyable. The campsite was a little out of town so i had to drive into Merida to have a look. The town itself was pretty modern and seemed rather industrial but then i didn't really explore it much. The campsite only accepted cash which was pretty annoying but then quite typical of a lot of business in Spain! ...
... thinking Spain is the last place I'd expect there to be Roman theatres.
Anyhow, that's Merida. We had to keep moving but there is a lot more Roman things being excavated here, as we saw walking to the car.
Now to Madrid. We made a few small stops here and there, with one being a huge monument to a battle between the English and Spanish troops versus the French. It was interesting as it was a part of the Napoleonic wars in the early 1800's.
... with the amigos and provided us with some good laughs.
The Spanish lisp some of their words, this custom dates back a couple hundred years when they had a king that lisped, and to be in fashion the citizens followed suit, so instead of saying gracias, they say (fonetiaclly) grathias. Johan has been very good about telling us when to lisp and when not to lisp. Well, on Saturday afternoon Johan was a real trooper when we got to Merida. He decided that he did ...
... River Guadiano comes into view at Merida. This wide stretch of shallow flowing water, with its amazing arched Roman bridge and historic fortifications from Roman, Visigoth and Moorish eras, is an amazing sight. Guy goes up-market and books into the Parador, a converted monastery at the heart of the old city. It has a lovely pool, a gym and a sauna all of which are thoroughly enjoyed. A long walk around the city trying to recall a battered old beetle, a tent on the ...
... t really do it justice as sitting their listening to the music you can see yourself 2000 years back in time. Credit goes to the heritage department who have managed the restoration of these amazing ruins in keeping them in such a natural state and restoring small amounts to give the public an idea of what they once looked like. Enough time for another ruin before dinner brought us to Casa del Mitreo a 2nd century Roman House which amazing surviving mosaics on the floor and ...