Walking to Cáceras – Chapter 45


We get up early in the morning and wait to use the toilet. We walk in the darkness – past the church and we see a morning star.

I read chapter 45 of the Tao te Ching:
“True perfection seems imperfect,
yet it is perfectly itself.”


We stop in a Repsol gas station and get a cafe con leche from a machine. Coffee! Life is good.

“True fullness seems empty,
yet it is fully present.”

“True straightness seems crooked.
True wisdom seems foolish.
True art seems artless.”


We see Cáceres.

“The Master allows things to happen.
She shapes events as they come.
She steps out of the way
and lets the Tao speak for itself.”

Cácares has an amazing historical center — with medieval stone streets and ancient buildings.

The historical area is sometimes used for movie sets — for scenes set in the 1700s.

Some parts are not completely antique.

We reach the Plaza Mayor – Grand Plaza.

We are staying at the Hotel Iberia Plaza Mayor – a hotel unchanged for many decades — and as a result it is now a one star hotel (my kind of place!)

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