Gibraltar 2011

 

Gibraltar is an exhilarating place to visit. I had expected to see a stretch of asphalt reaching out from the beach, but it was a cliff higher than the Empire State Building in New York. We took the cable car to the top and met the apes. They were indeed cute, and were really fun to watch. There were big signs all over the place not to display any kind of food to them as they would eat it right away. In one restaurant there was a padlock on the fridge to prevent the apes from stealing food. There is also a legend that Britain would lose Gibraltar should the apes perish. Prime Minister Winston Churchill is said to have been deeply worried about it during the Second World War, and decided to import new apes from Morocco and Algeria, as there were only seven left on the rock.

 

All in all, we only had six hours for our visit to Gibraltar, and we were pressed for time so we got a lift from a nice Gibraltarian down to the city centre. We walked around for a while and decided that we wanted to go to the Europa Point and see the Atlantic and the Mediterranean at the same time. At the time of writing it is the most southernly point we have been to.

 

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