Gibraltar

Its peculiar to be a zebra crossing away from Spain but Gibraltar is a self-governing British colony, so if you are traveling there from Spain, you must have a passport. Lots of things to remind you of old blighty too, such as these British institutions below 

The Rock of Gibraltar

The Rock, is a 426 m high monolithic limestone nature reserve, which is habitat to over 300 wild Barbary macaques. The Rock of Gibraltar was one of the two Pillars of Hercules and was known to the Romans as Mons Calpe of the Mediterranean Sea

Apes’ DenBarbary Macaques

These guys were incredible to watch, but from afar, after all they are wild animals. A bit like gremlins, do not feed them or taunt them with food either. They are pretty good hitchhikers too and adept and catching a ride on passing cars.

St Michael’s Cave

St Michael’s Cave legends claim the caves are bottomless. The Rock of Gibraltar was supposedly linked to the Africa by an underground passage under the Strait of Gibraltar, which is why many people believe the Macaques came to Gibraltar from there.

You can get the cable car up or hike but its worth a peek inside at the stalagmite and stalactites. The caves are lit with coloured lighting and music make it a very interesting experience. I Just stood for ages mesmerised.

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