Estremoz, Portugal then onto Merida and Trujillo, Extremadura, Spain

I wake early and start getting ready. Whilst I was in town last night a snack van has parked next to my van and the owners are keen to setup, so I move my van a little. I hit the road, passing by the marble quarry, which is massive. It is strange to see so much marble and waste rock just lying around.

I drive to Merida, which is a wonderful town.

I wake early and start getting ready. Whilst I was in town last night a snack van has parked next to my van and the owners are keen to setup, so I move my van a little. I hit the road, passing by the marble quarry, which is massive. It is strange to see so much marble and waste rock just lying around.

I drive to Merida, which is a wonderful town. The roman remains in Merida are second to none. The amphitheatre, temples and bridges are a great sight. I explore the town with by bike. There are lots of visitors in the town.

I hit the road again, heading to Trujillo. I park up near town and explore on my bike. The buildings are very old and atmospheric. After exploring I return to the van. I had intended to stay in Trujillo for the night, but there is a little to tempt me now that I am there. I decide to head to Toledo, and stay there.

It’s another couple of hours of driving, during which time one of the lanes of my carriageway is coned off, and the traffic from the other direction is using three lanes. This seems strange, but there is a massive amount of traffic coming the other way. The signs suggest that the cones are there for more than 60kms! I stick to my 90 kph (55mph) even though a car is hugging my bumper for most of my 30 or 40kms on the single lanes.

I approach Toledo tired, and head for the campsite. It is further out than I had expected. I check in and find that it is a wonderful site, although expensive. It seems like a quick walk or cycle to the city tomorrow.

Posted by Darren

I'm a huge campervan enthusiast, and the maker of CampervanLife.com. I believe everyone can convert their own campervan, and enjoy a great lifestyle with it.

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