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You know its always somewhat fatal to say that you are going to update your blog more often, because it inevitably means that you’ll do exactly the opposite to that. Good intentions and all that, scuppered but apathy. Never mind. I’ll create the illusion that there have been more posts by doing what London buses do, and have three come… Read more »

Roman Ruins at Empúries

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After a slightly haphazard route we eventually found the Roman town of Empúries, close to Escala. It was apparently the first Roman settlement in the Western Mediterranean, and something of a bustling port. I doubt the harbour was ultimately up to much, hence the fact that there is no modern settlement of any significance, but the ruins are quite extensive…. Read more »