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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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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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May 18, 2005 - Merida - Augusta Emeritus

Travelling from Seville we came to Merida, an ancient Roman outpost founded in 25 BC which became the capital of the Roman Empire in Western Spain. Merida as for Tarragona has a large number of well preserved Roman ruins and is well worth the visit, although it is somewhat out of the way for many tourists. As a result the number of brain dead crowds wandering around is far less and makes seeing the exhibits, taking photos and general enjoyment more worthwhile. Amongst the well preserved, or restored, ruins are: Theatre and Amphitheatre that...

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