Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Rock of Gibraltar

While traveling through Spain, I took a day trip to Gibraltar, a British territory near the southernmost tip of the Iberian peninsula. This title is reserved for the town of Tarifa, which is where I stayed because Gibraltar is quite expensive. The border between Spain and Gibraltar is marked by the landing strip of the Gibraltar airport, which one must drive or walk across when entering the territory. The biggest attraction in Gibraltar is, of course, the Rock. A cable car runs from the base to the top with one intermediate stop at the apes' den. The Rock is inhabited by a population of barbary macaque apes, the only wild monkeys found in Europe. About 250 of them live in a semi-natural state, providing much entertainment for tourists visiting the Rock.

Will Wingfield

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