Monthly Archives: May 2011

Old City of Salamanca

After Caceres I’d planned to visit the Monastery of Guadaloupe, but the bus times were very inconvenient, so I decided to pay it a day trip later in my journey, travelling from Madrid instead from where the bus times make … Continue reading

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Cats (and dogs)

There are cats everywhere in Morocco. Skulking down allleys, snoozing on doorsteps, lurking round your feet in cafes and sitting patiently in front of meat and fish stalls in the souks. I saw a lot of kittens too, sometimes without … Continue reading

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Old Town of Cáceres

An hour’s train ride north from Merida is Caceres, where on arrival I helped an Australian couple differentiate between the arrival and departure time posters and in return they very kindly gave me both of their city maps – one … Continue reading

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Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida

I caught an afternoon bus to Merida from Seville and arrived in the early evening with no hotel booking.  I knew there were a lot of hotels in town but wandering through the evening shoppers with my backpack somehow managed … Continue reading

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Weddings galore

I’m a bit behind on blogging the sites I’ve visited – today I arrived in and saw the old town of Caceres and yesterday I was in Merida for the roman ruins, both of which I’ll post about very soon. Today … Continue reading

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Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville

Seville cathedral is the largest gothic building in Europe and when I arrived it had one of the continents larger queues outside as a result of opening late due to some civic function. So I went on to the Alcazar … Continue reading

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Historic Centre of Cordoba

Cordoba was great Moorish city between the 8th and 11th centuries with a Great Mosque built on the site of a demolished Visigoth church, itself converted from a Roman temple. When the city was retaken in the 13th century the mosque was converted to … Continue reading

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