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Feb 13, 2018 - Up Through Spain

The good thing with the Palmones car park is that there is a Lidl’s store right beside it so we were able to stock up before setting off. We decided to head due North up through Spain & head for Dunkirk & home as quickly as possible. We made it past Seville as far as Caceres where we stopped for the night. The driving had been quite easy with most of it on motorways. We decided to see how the driving goes on the next day or so before changing our Dunkirk to Dover ferry. We are booked to go at 6.00am on Friday morning but won’t make...

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Sep 12, 2015 - El Puerta de la Santa Maria

Saturday, September 12th. It was a 4 hour drive to El Puerta de la Santa Maria, then we had to twist and turn down narrow streets to find the campground; Los Dumas. Thanks to “Sophie” we found it with no problem. It is across the street from the promenade and the sand, then a long trek across the beach to the Ocean. We took a bike ride along this promenade, to see if we could ride our bikes to the marina for the ferry across to Cadiz. (pronounced Cadi). When the bike path ended so did our chances to ride our bike over to the marina. The...

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Sep 11, 2015 - Touring Merida

Friday, September 11th. Like many of the larger cities Merida grew around the roman ruins. Our taxi driver took us for (a ride) a tour through town getting to our destination. He drove up and down narrow cobblestone roads, turning left then right before dropping us off in front of the Teatro Romano. Because we were over 65 our admission tickets were half price; E6 each. After walking through lush semi maintained gardens we came upon the Anfiteatro (or forum) built in 8 BC, to hold 14,000 spectators to watch gladiator contests. This was a...

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Sep 10, 2015 - Merida

Thursday, September 10th . In just under an hour we were in Merida. We are still traveling through the province of Extremadura with its rolling high plains and mountains on the horizon. Sheep and cattle are grazing in the fields. Our camping book did not have any good things to say about the campground we were heading towards but it was the only one in town so we had low expectations. We were delightfully surprised; there were very few campers; a beautiful Olympic sized pool; no toilet seats but toilet paper provided on the wall as you...

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Sep 9, 2015 - Day off, then Touring Caceres

Wednesday, September 9th. In order to catch the bus we had to hoof it through the parking lot of the soccer stadium, up and over the highway, then down the other side, and walk about 200 m to the bus stop. I was almost exhausted before we had arrived in Caceres! The downtown area was very green with many treed parks and fountains. The boulevard separating the one way streets was at least 5 lanes wide!! Our bus stop had a lovely fountain and gardens across from it. Unfortunately, the tourist information center was in the old town and there...

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Sep 7, 2015 - Caceres

Monday, September 7th. It rained during the night which I am sure the locals were grateful for. The land which we had been driving through looked quite parched in areas and reminded us of driving through parts of Arizona and California. By the time we got our act together it was around 11 pm. Our journey today was primarily on main highways traveling through harvested wheat fields and open range for cattle, sheep, goats and even pigs to forage in. All of this was against the backdrop of rolling hills and mountains. I noticed that all the...

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Nov 13, 2013 - Mérida

On Saturday we went to Merida after leaving Salamanca. We were so hungry so we decided to walk around a find a restaurant. it was so frustrating. I just wanted some real food, but every "restaurant" in Spain is a bar with some tapas. Maybe they have bread with different toppings on it but I can't tell you how tired of that I am. And getting snacks at the closest corner store. It was nice to get a big home cooked meal Monday a lunch (after my oatmeal for breakfast yummmm). As cool as these old, small, Spanish cities are, they're starting to...

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Nov 13, 2013 - Cáceres

On our way to Salamanca we stopped in Cáceres. Unfortunately, we got there during the siesta soooo it was practically a ghost town. All i did was walk around for a little while then I had some eggs and French fries at some restaurant. Enjoy the lovely pictures of this very typical old Spanish town:)

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Feb 15, 2011 - Spain Again!

After a quick visit to the incredibly long and surprisingly intact Roman aqueduct in Evora, we were off again. Now, we keep a very close eye on the old weather app on the phone, and it wasn’t looking good. The plan had been to cross over to Lisbon and the west coast for a few days, but it was forecast very bad weather for at least a week. We really didn’t fancy it, and so decided to (again) cut our losses and leave Portugal, heading east into Spain again. Hurray! We love Spain. Of course, it would have been good if I hadn’t bought ten...

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Oct 7, 2010 - Caceres - Trujillo - Merida

Two days for the price of one for you now. 6th. Salamanca to Trujillo via Caceres. Our advice was that Caceres old town was not to be missed so we went there first and parked close to the CBD (convenient parking station for E1.15 in total forabout 2 hours). Found our way in and walked around for 2 hours. Plaza Mayor which is much vaunted was totally under renovation and a disappointment. We were approached twice by older men looking for money, and had a pub tapas meal which can only be described as too little, too poor and too much. Very...

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Sep 10, 2010 - Caceres

We spent almost the whole day at altitudes above 1000m (high up in old money). There was a final descent to Caceres at 440m. For the rest of the day we continued to drive on the high plain. There were sheep, cows, goats.... On the descent we saw cherry and fig trees and trees with what looked like huge chestnuts. There were quite a few planned stops for visits. The main one was in Avila – a provincial capital. We had Roger Carey following us as he has no navigator until Seville. We managed to find two parking places that were more or less...

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Rallye Med 2010

Aug 26, 2010 - Caceres - Spain

Our friends Grace & Graham recommended we come here - and they were right, what a fascinating city. It seems to be perched on a plateau in the middle of nowhere. We travelled about 100Km through very arid grassland country with a lot of small olive trees dotted about and also loads of cork trees with stripped bark on the lower trunk - then the city was in front of us -like an oasis in the desert. Caceres is old and I am talking 13th century here - it is the capital of the Extremadura area of Spain. The temperature is well into the forties...

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UK & EUROPE 2010

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