We arrived today in Cáceres, another ancient City on the path of the Via de la Plata. Settlements have existed near Cáceres since prehistoric times and the city was founded by the Romans in 25 BC. When you walk through its ancient walls it's a trip back through time, and a lesson in humility - these walls were here well before us and will be here well after us.
From Wikipedia: In 1986 Cáceres was declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO in 1986 because of the city's blend of Roman, Moorish, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. Thirty towers from the Islamic period still stand in Cáceres, of which the Torre del Bujaco is the most famous.
|Our Iberian ham, on the hoof (note the black feet - pata negra)|
|Our ham (etc) on our plate|
|My new truck?|
Tomorrow we explore on our bikes, and take a rest, and then on Saturday head towards Southern Spain.
Thanks to everyone who has donated to our Research Chair, www.stemcellchair.com - for those who haven't yet donated I am running a two for one special today and tomorrow, donate once and I will thank you twice, how's that for a deal?