Gibraltar is fascinating for a few reasons: 1) Its strange terrain. Most of the land area is covered by limestone and like the UAE, its residents rely on desalinated water. 2) Its location – jutting into the Mediterranean with a view of Africa. 3) Its history and political status. It’s a territory of the UK, despite being located in Southern Spain. Make sure to bring your passport if you plan to visit.
The Barbary Macaques (the tailless monkeys that live in the upper rock) are creepy. I’m not a fan, but I knew the kids would love ‘em. They are known to jump on people and cars, grab your belongings and might bite, so don’t get too close! Legend says when the monkeys leave the rock, so will the British leave Gibraltar. Ha!
A couple of views from the upper rock.
There is a lot to do in Gibraltar that is not pictured here: tour the tunnels dug during WWII by the British, explore a great cave with impressive stalagmites, or wander around an old Moorish castle. Click here for more information. Next up: Granada.