Gibraltar - Big Rock.

Trip Start Feb 01, 2005
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Trip End Dec 31, 2018


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Tuesday, October 4, 2005

After taking the ferry from Tangier back to Spain we decided we couldn't let the opportunity go by of not seeing Gibraltar, as it was quite close. Gibraltar is still a British colony (of over 300 years) and more British than the British!! You suddenly re-enter a world of bobbies, double decker buses and high prices in British currency. The town is a narrow stretch of shops in the shadow of the giant rock.

The highlight for us was the Barbary Macaques Apes which are the only wild primates in Europe. They are so cute and cheeky and on several occasions jumped onto Heather's head. They don't have tails like other sorts of apes/monkeys and live on the upper reaches of the rock. Given we were only doing a quick trip we took the cable car up to the top and back of the rock rather than hike.

The views from the upper rock were spectacular and we had perfect weather for seeing the views.

After a day and a night we headed back to Spain and caught a rather long bus ride back up to Madrid where we were able to reconnect with Busabout and head back into France.
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Robbi Drake on

I've wanted to visit Gibraltar ever since I found the gibraltar.com website. The entire thing makes it look just literally amazing. I'm anxious to try to various kinds of cuisine. LOL It sounds crazy, but I love to try out new types of food and there seem to be so many different possibilities there. I am told I'm lucky to be thin enough to get away with eating my way around the world. Everyone tells me that the monkeys in Gib are something to stay away from..is that true?

heatheravan
heatheravan on

All primates have the potential to be aggresive and can carry disease so best avoided if possible. Good luck with the food quest.

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