Friday, March 11, 2011

Rain rain go away

Yes the monsoon is upon us. I had booked a weekend away ages ago and I hadn´t anticipated that it would be so wet but we went anyway. We drove to Caceres in Extremadura last Friday, had a walk around, got very wet and went to our hotel room. We stayed at the Alameda Palacete, a charming little, eclectic hotel which would be perfect in the summer when you could do with a bit more insulating. The next morning we had a good look around the old town of Caceres which is a UNESCO world heritage centre. It is a blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renassiance styles due to hundreds of years of battles between Moors and Christians.

On the Saturday afternoon we started to make our journey home and stopped for the evening in the Huelva town of Aracena. Luckily the rain held off for the morning so that we could enjoy the castle and then the famous caves. All in all we enjoyed a great weekend away despite the weather and I would thoroughly recommend both places. Where to next????

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