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Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Two days ago we visited Gibraltar and it was awesome! Unfortunatley I had no time to upload as we were out with friends the following day! Packed days! And on Sunday we are going to be back in San Diego! :( So were going to hit the beach one last time, but first I had to write about Gibraltar.
Gibraltar is it's own country, but is still, for the most part, a part of Britain, and this flag is a good example of that. It's the Gibraltar flag on the UK flag.

Gibraltar is most famous for "The Rock" as they call it, a huge, well, rock that actually has roads on it and our tour bus could drive up.

Along the way to "The Rock" we went to a point where we could see Africa from! But vaguely because it was a little misty :(. At this point there was a lighthouse and a huge mosque shown in the picture.

Then we went to St. Michael's caves, in Greek mythology said to be the entrance to the underworld ruled by Hades. It was very nice, but nothing compared to the Caves of Nerja which we visited the next day and are the largest in Spain (sorry no pics :(.
Here is some of the inside of St. Michael's caves.

Then we left the caves for the highlight of the tour; MONKEYS! We got to be very up close with them and took lots of pictures.

Nobody is exactly sure how the monkeys originally got to Gibraltar, but one General thought that if the monkeys stayed the british would stay and brought tons of monkeys from Africa to Gibraltar and now there are more than 150.

Then we visited the American memorial for the collaboration between the American and British forces in World War 1 and 2.

Then we walked along Main Street for a dose of British culture and it was very fun. I liked the people's accents and we got some fish and chips. Tasty

After that it was time for the three hour bus ride back to Malaga. Gibraltar was our last travel spot and I enjoyed it a lot.

permalink written by  andres3009 on July 27, 2012 from Gibraltar, Gibraltar
from the travel blog: Spain Trip 2012
tagged Monkeys, Caves, Gibraltar and British

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