One of the reasons why we visited southern Spain a couple of weeks ago was to see Gibraltar. Gibraltar is a British territory at the southern end of Europe located below the border of Andalusia, Spain. The country is very small only 2.6 square miles with a population about 30,000.
We ended up parking our cars outside the border in Spain, and walked across. From what I have read online, driving into Gibraltar may take couple of hours before you can get in. So, walking was the best option, it only took less than 10 minutes to go through. The city center is quite far from the border, but there’s a bus that can take you there (2.70 euros for ticket both ways).
The bus dropped us off the city center. The city center has shops, restaurants cafes, etc. As we were walking around, a tour guide came up to us and asked if we needed a tour. At first we were hesitant but we ended up doing the tour (20 euros per person).
The tour was like a ‘van tour’, we had a guide that drove us around Gibraltar and explained the historical importance of the buildings, structures, the rock, etc. Gibraltar is famous for the Rock landmark. And in this rock, there are about 230 Barbary Macaques, these are the only wild apes found in Europe. I’m terrified of monkeys, but my friends wanted to see them so I just tagged along. Most of the time, I stayed inside the van while they went and played with the monkeys.
What made this tour more intense? The monkeys jumped on top of the tour van and rocked the van a bit. I was feeling a bit uneasy for about an hour or so, waiting for this tour to end. But everyone else were having so much fun. As we were going down the rock going back to the city center, I felt at ease since the monkey-part tour was over.
At the end of the tour, our guide recommended Roy’s fish and chips restaurant. The fish and chips were indeed very delicious. Afterwards, we went for coffee and cake.
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