Tucked into the westernmost part of Spain is the Extremadura region. A land heavy on the nature, light on the bustling city. A place where people go to get away from the big cities and take a few more minutes to sip their coffee. A place where people go to explore the local wildlife (bird watching is huge here). And, a place where people go to take in the sites. Merida, a small city in this region, boasts some of the oldest Roman ruins in Spain, including the shell of an aqueduct, the Temple of Diana (you know I loved that one!) and a theatre.

I was fortunate to receive a guided tour of Merida’s historical gems, courtesy of the local tourism board and my friends.

I snapped this shot in the museum.

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