The 3 Places You Can’t Miss in Extremadura

Extremadura, Spain is a place my friends back home in the US have never heard of. For them, Spain is limited to Madrid, Barcelona, soccer, tapas and sangría— with the occasional (more cultured) friend mentioning bullfighting or flamenco. But when I started writing about my Easter week trip to...
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Mérida’s Roman Ruins – Remnants of Ancient Civilization

Mérida, Spain is another destination in Extremadura that far surpassed my expectations. The city itself is underwhelming—its 40,000 residents make due with their rather run-down city center. But when you imagine ancient Mérida (Augusta Emérita), the capitol of the Roman province Lusitania and one of the Roman Empire’s most...
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