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We have left the rat race behind and taken on new challenges. We aim to tread as lightly as we can upon the planet, to reconnect with nature, to eat good food, drink excellent wine, enjoy the best of company.... even if that is sometimes just our own! Please feel free to eavesdrop from time to time on our lives and see how we are doing and if you are ever in Extremadura... drop us an email and we'll give you directions.

Monday, 9 June 2014

The Castle at Trujillo

Trujillo is one of our most favourite towns in Extremadura.  We decided to take our American visitors for a day trip out to experience some Spanish history.  We don't as a rule take our volunteers on sight seeing trips.  There is a good reason for this.  We are usually working very hard while they are here and on our day off we simply want to chill and prefer to let them have some time to themselves.

But we sometimes make an exception when our volunteers are especially hard working and as pleasant company as these three are.



On previous visits to Trujillo we haven't been into the castle at the top of the town.  This time we did and it was stupendous.


The view from the top is breathtaking.


I don't do heights too well especially since there were no safety railings or hand holds.  In spite of the vertigo it is refreshing to be able to visit an Ancient monument, take the dog in with us, and not have signs saying 'no entry' across intriguing doorways or views obscured by modern ironwork.

The town stretches out below, the countryside beyond.  We could see into peoples gardens, like getting little glimpses into other lives.  Yes people live here in houses that have stood for centuries lining the winding narrow paths up to the castle.  I love this kind of history.


As we walked around we saw some of the houses in the town are for sale.  No indication how much of course, probably not as expensive as you would think.  I wonder what it would be like to live in a house full of so much history?

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