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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...Jump to full entry
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...Jump to full entry
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...Jump to full entry
Apr 19, 2010 - Cáceres
@@@@@@@ From Badajoz, we took a small road that went cross-country directly to Cáceres, and left out Mérida altogether. The route outlined in the ‘Roads Less Travelled’ portion of our Lonely Planet guidebook did not include Badajoz, but instead, suggested travellers head straight north from Zafra to Cáceres. This allows for a stop to see the some of Spain’s most impressive Roman ruins at Mérida, but Anil would have no part of it. As far as he was concerned, he was done with Roman ruins. It would definitely take some serious arm-twisting if...Jump to full entry
Apr 18, 2010 - Volcanic Ash
@@@@@@@ Four days earlier, on April 14th, the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull (easy for you to say), entered a second phase of its eruption, and created an ash cloud that spread over much of Europe. It was believed that chemicals in the ash clouds from volcanoes could damage aircraft engines and for this reason, air traffic over much of Europe was disrupted for the next several days. Most flights into and out of Europe were cancelled and travellers were stranded at airports all over the world. It was thought to be the highest level of...Jump to full entry
Feb 27, 2009 - First Roadtrip...to Caceres!
Hi Friends! This weekend was our third straight weekend of traveling but our first actual road trip together! As soon as we jumped in the car on Friday to take off, Jason surprised me with a little gift. For those who know me well, know that I'm a little directionally challenged! (It really is a wonder that I survived six months on my own throughout Europe!) So to help me out, Jason surprised me with a beautiful silver compass!! It worked on our trip until it slid off my lap and under the seat, out of reach (I never claimed to be a great...Jump to full entry