Trip Start Sep 30, 2007
151Trip End Sep 20, 2008
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Where I stayed
Continental Hotel - Gibraltar
Got the bus to "La Linea" Bus station which is just around the corner from the rock. I crossed the border and asked a guy at an information desk where the Youth hostel was. He gave me a map with the hostel clearly marked on it. From the border you have to walk across the airport runway to get into the city. This is a bit weird because you have to look left, right and up as you cross in case a plane lands on your head. I made it across and continued into the town. I got lost once and had to get directions to the hostel from one of the locals. When I arrive at the hostel there was nobody there. I looked around and found a note in the window that said "Open 4:30 pm". It was around 2:00 pm
It costs 13 euros to get the Cable car to the top of the rock. Up there apart from the view there is not much to see. I followed the signs to the "Siege Tunnels" which said 1.4 km that a way. I walks the 1.4 km down a steep zig zag road only to find another sign telling me that they were another 2.4 km further. At this point I was pretty buggered and my feet were hurting in my new boots. I gave up and caught the cable car down to the bottom from the middle cable car station. While standing in the queue for the cable car one of the younger apes came up behind me and pinched me on my arm
I spent the rest of my time walking around the city. It is not as English as I expected. A part from the red post and telephone boxes it could be any part of Spain. Most of the shop keepers are not English looking and most of the locals speak Spanish to each other. They Speak English only if you speak English to them. I think Gibraltar's days are numbered as an English Colony.