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Alameda Gardens

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  • Day245

    The Rock Hotel

    June 8 in Gibraltar ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    We decided to follow in John Lennon and Yoko Ono's footsteps, marrying at the registry office they married in, and staying at The Rock Hotel like them too.

    So after a lovely visit to the Apes, and a drink up the Rock, we went and relaxed at the hotel pool for a while.Read more

  • Day7

    Gibraltar - On top of the Rock

    June 11, 2018 in Gibraltar ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    After our airport experience we walked through the city and up the rock. There we found a suspension bridge, monkeys and really great views to Africa. After our walk we enjoyed a great Fish and chips snack in downtown Gibraltar before we went back to Spain. All in all a great day!

    Nach unsere Flughafen Erfahrung sind wir durch die Innenstadt und auf den Felsen gewandert. Von dort hatten wir einen super Blick auf Gibraltar, Afrika und die spanische Küste, haben Affen gesehen und eine Hängebrücke überquert. Nach der Wanderung gab es dann noch eine Portion Fish & Chips bevor es zurück nach Spanien ging. Zusammenfassend: Ein super Tag mit ein bisschen Sonnenbrand!
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  • Day393

    Day 394: Back to Gibraltar

    March 15, 2018 in Gibraltar ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    Back on the mainland and time to get busy. Left our hotel in Malaga and drove a couple of hours down the coast to Gibraltar. Although I'd visited here almost exactly 12 months ago, I hadn't visited the World Heritage site and Shandos hadn't visited at all, so we might as well revisit.

    Parked in the same lot as last time, crossed the border on foot and then caught a bus across the runway into town. The world heritage site is right at the tip of the peninsula, so we caught a second bus down to the area. Miserable weather, intermittent rain though not as heavy as it had been on the way down.

    The site is actually some caves underneath the Rock that have really changed our understanding of Neanderthals who lived in the caves 50,000 years ago. Back then it was over a coastal plain, as the sea levels were much lower (ice age and all that).

    We had a look at the caves from the viewing platforms, filmed a bit, and had a 30 minute chat/presentation from a museum worker which was quite interesting. But otherwise there wasn't much to see, so we hopped back on the bus and headed into town. Did a little wandering, had some fish & chips at an Irish pub and then got the bus back across the border.

    Into the car where we drove a couple of hours north to Seville where we had a hotel for the next two nights. Was a bit tricky finding the hotel since it was down some narrow streets and the parking was actually two blocks away, but we made it in the end.

    Both quite tired after a long day of driving so we just went to a small tapas restaurant nearby. Nice to be back in Seville where our journey started, particularly since it's a city we both really enjoyed!
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    Trish Forrester

    Is it those caves right down near the water?

    3/27/18Reply
    Joel Baldwin

    Yup, just above the water line. Back in the day the water level was much lower, so there was a whole coastal plain

    3/28/18Reply
     

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