9.23.2013

Part Eight: Gibraltar.

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Gibraltar "is a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula at the entrance of the Mediterranean. It has an area of 2.6 square miles and a northern border with the Province of Cádiz in Andalusia, Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the only landmark of the region...The Barbary Macaque (Monkey) population in Gibraltar is the only one in the European continent, and, unlike that of North Africa, it is thriving. At present, some 300 animals in five troops occupy the area of the Upper Rock." British flags everywhere, fish & chips, caves and monkeys (including one that used my head as a stepping stone). We took a cable car to the top of the rock and hiked back down to the bottom, seeing old passages/tunnels and lookouts along the way. I couldn't get enough of all the baby monkeys. Gibraltar was certainly a highlight on our trip. Also, I found that receipt in our lobby. Thinking it was mine, I opened it only to discover the most endearing receipt ever! Jam sandwich? Amazing.

Original Post: Andrew and I just got back from vacation! 12 nights, 15 cities, 9 hotels, 2 trains, 1 boat, a cable car, a rented car, 2 beaches, 1 territory, 3 countries and 2 continents. We flew in and out of Lisbon, Portugal and toured central/southern Portugal, Southern Spain and Morocco in between. All in all, an amazing last two weeks! Castles, white-washed towns, monkeys, vinho verde, hog roast, stone soup, gelato, tiny streets, 90 degree weather, a fado show, a flamenco show and tons of adventure.

3 comments:

Belle said...

Nice the locals and the monkeys (true locals)just coexist. Brothers and sisters.

And that's good news about your knee. Hope it stays on the up. Might consider some turmeric and fish oil-omegas. Good anti-inflammatories.

What a beautiful journey!

druscilla santiago said...

Looks beautiful!

Nome Alone said...

@ Belle and Druscilla: Thanks!

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