Dear Merida9:00 AM
We arrived Mérida almost at 8 in the evening last Monday. For those of you who follow me at my recently released Instagram account you might have noticed that I've been traveling around Spain this past week. Actually, kind of returning to the origins! I've literally crossed the country on a 7 hour car trip to know more about an area I had heard about too many times on my textbooks, which is also the place where my closest forefathers used to live before heading to Valencia some decades ago.
We started our trip at Mérida to see some of the monumental roman places and some modern architecture I knew about thanks to some teachers at College. I didn't realize how much of a city girl I am until I stepped out the car and realized how different is living on the largest city of the zone, where people is used to live, eat, dress on a total different way than the one we're used to on the coast. But even with that horrible weather around us the whole week, I've to say that Mérida is a nice place to be, much quiet and slow than Valencia. Not even imaging comparing it to Madrid or Barcelona!
As I usually do when I travel, my most comfortable shoes got packed to walk around the best and dressiest way possible. Being honest, wet stone street do not do well on me, but I managed to slide the less possible. Let's add that it was much cooler than I thought (thanks I picked some extra jackets and sweatshirts) so the first stop on our trip was really brief, as it was a bit late and we were exhausted. We managed to see the zone near our hotel and then go back to have some yummy supper! "Templo de Diana" is the place you're seeing on most of the pictures, which was really close Mérida Palace Hotel and which I totally fell in love with, as it mixes ancient with contemporary architecture and it's a really iconic meeting point in the city.
Have you ever visited Mérida? Or Spain? Are you more of a city person or do you prefer quieter places?
P.D: Have you noticed my haircut? :D
I was wearing:
Trousers: Formul@ Joven
Shoes: Local store
Bag: Michael Kors
Jacket: Ralph Lauren denim