Tuesday, February 18, 2014

gibraltar, just a big rock

In Sevilla, we looked at a map to get an idea of where we wanted to go next and saw that we were quite close to Gibraltar. None of us had ever been there, so we decided we might as well take a look.

Driving up to the rock, we definitely got an idea why it had become such an iconic place. It is quite impressive.

We had to park on the Spanish side and then walked across to the UK side (Gibraltar is technically part of the UK). Even thought it is a tiny place, the border felt like almost every other border we had ever been to - lots of seedy characters hanging around.

When you crossed into Gibraltar, you literally had to cross the airport landing strip to get into the city. That is how small this place is. The funny thing about that though, is that once we hit the city, we got lost. We wandered around for awhile, trying to find the cable car that takes you to the top. After an hour of walking around a small town, we finally found it. It was already getting late though and the city hadn't been that impressive so far, so we decided to skip the cable car ride up. We had already seen the rock and the famous Gibraltar monkeys, so what else was there. After a drink we headed back to the car.

The family crossing the landing strip to getting into the city.

Gibraltar Monkeys.

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