Hope you all had a lovely Easter holiday, mine was great! Since I still have lots to tell from my Andalucía-holiday I'll pick up where I left off and today I'll tell you about this curious little place called Gibraltar.
Gibraltar is located at the south end end of the Iberian Peninsula, and is British overseas territory.
It’s so strange, you are in Andalucía in Spain, you pass through yet another little village, and suddenly you cross a border (with a passport control) and you’re in Britain, just with Spanish weather and landscape. There are red British phone boots and Royal Mail postboxes. Everyone speak English, not just in that they know English, but English is the official language. The currency is Gibraltar Pounds (with the same value as the British Pound Sterling) and what you can buy in the supermarket are British products. Fabulous! (As I love British supermarkets and all the goodies you can find there. Read chocolate, biscuits, cake etc.)
It’s small, with only 6,8 square kilometers, and about 30000 inhabitants, and is often referred to as “The rock” due to the big rock/mountain of 426m height which is quite the landmark of Gibraltar.
From the rock there are several places with great views, and on a clear day you can see Africa in the distance. The straight of Gibraltar is just 15km at the narrowest.
A post on the monkeys is coming up, I fell in love with these cute cute creatures!