Extremadura road trip: Banos de Montemayor & Hervas

On Sunday morning we finally made it to Extremadura. Blazing sunshine and beautiful landscapes welcomed us. The motorways are all new and a pleasure to drive on (would i have put that comment if i hadn’t been in russia all summer?). Alex was keen on the swim i had promised him and so we headed for one of the roman thermal bath on our way.

Banos de Montemayor: hard to miss thue roman bath as the only real attraction in this 700 people village. the name itself gives it away already i guess. There seems to be a new and older facility either side of the main road. We went for what i presume is the older, historical one. About eur10 each for 90min swim in the two pools – swim cap and towel included. We were amongst the youngest guests (alex for sure), as many older folks engaged in underwater physio. Felt really good after the swim and even better after a bite nearby.

Hervas: we stayed in a bungalow camp near hervas that night (and the next) and went for a little shopping tour. It was sunday … so no success. We got what we needed though at the camping shop. Still, we both loved the stroll through hervas. It just seems that every single village or city in this region is beautiful …

With plenty of wine and snacks at home, i finally got started catching up on the final season of game of thrones – exciting!!!

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