Gibraltar - The Rock with fish & chips

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Gibraltar: the view of the Rock

After Seville, we had a half day visit on the British sovereignty, Gibraltar, where we went up the Rock, played with the Barbary apes, went into a cave to check out the stalactite/stalagmite formations, and eat fish & chips!

We were welcomed to Gibraltar with rain. It was only 15 minutes into this tiny British sovereignty and it was raining already! First it was light rain, and as we went up the Rock in a tour cab on a two lane two-way street, it was pouring hard! The visibility seemed like it was only 20 feet! Scared and quite disappointed for missing out the view on the drive up, we tried to preoccupied ourselves with trying to understand our tour guide. Nice enough guy, but he looked like a pirate with a very thick British accent! And throughout the tour, he constantly kept mentioning the only jail they have in Gibraltar and what is offered there, and how many people have been or usually are held in it! Weird, huh? Elzbieta later on said something on the lines of, "how did he know so much? has he been detained there before to know the details?"

Anyway, the rain finally let up while we traverse through St.

Gibraltar: on our ride up the Top Rock
Michael's cave. It was cool. But having been to Virginia's Luray Caverns - I was not impress to say the least. As we ascended the The Rock, we took photos of the Barbary monkeys, errr... Barbary apes, I mean. Oh I don't know, they are referred by either as apes or monkeys - I call them nasty buggers. The view from the top was fantastic. We took pictures and enjoyed the view as we drove back down to the main plaza.

Starving and a bit exhausted from trying to avoid the nasty buggers - Jona and Matt were not so lucjky - we asked our driver what he recommended to eat - fish and chips! He named two places that is well-known and loved by locals, and we chose Roy's because they have outdoor tables with a shade! It looked like it was going to rain again and we didnt want to take the chances.

Gibraltar: rock formations of wood...
For about err... 8 pounds and after asking the server how big the "medium" and "karge" portion really meant, we decided to get the "large" and share it. I shared it with InHee. It was her 1st fish & chips! Freshly caught, and made at the place, teh fish was nice, sweet, lightly moist, and just rightly fried! It was delish!


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Gibraltar: the view of the Rock
Gibraltar: the view of the Rock
Gibraltar: on our ride up the Top …
Gibraltar: on our ride up the Top…
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Gibraltar: rock formations of woo…
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Gibraltar: the cave is badly lit...
Gibraltar: the Barbary monkeys...
Gibraltar: the Barbary monkeys...
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Gibraltar: more of the nasty bugg…
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Gibraltar: looking for another po…
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Gibraltar: the port
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Gibraltar: The Rock view!
Gibraltar: The Rock view!