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Travel Blogs from La Linea
... would see everyone again. I think my sister described it best as a sorrowful happiness.
Into the airport lounge and quick purchase of a camera, before onto the plane for a sleepy hour and a half on the runway. We slept while the plane was 'fixed`, which did not inspire much confidence, the wings started to appear much more flimsy, what was wrong with the plane?
Needless to say as i write this I survived the journey and arrived in a ...
... for a guided trip of the town and rock turned right and headed for the marina hoping to get on a dolphin watching boat. Fairly soon we were approached by a Brit - "are you looking for a dolphin boat ?" And 5 mins later we were signed up with instructions for the best British fish and chips in town and to return in an hour for the trip. "Roy's fish and chips" was up to expectation with a massive and delicious piece of cod and chips with mushy peas. A ...
... pedestrians stream across the runway, business as usual!
What a place. It was so different from what we were expecting. Once past the runway we walked to the old quarter of Gilbraltar. This is a bustling metropolis. A large cruise ship was in berth and the shopping along the strip is filled with high end International names. There are a lot of Brits here as Gilbrator is an English colony. It was kind of comforting to hear and speak ...
... cathedral to the Alcazar, through narrow streets lined with restaurants and souvenir shops, was very reminiscent of Assisi, quite appropriate as the husband of Isabel II was Francisco de Asis de Bourbon. The Alcazar itself, once a 13th century fortress, was converted into a royal palace (here we go again) by Henry IV and Philip II. Charles III turned it into the Royal Artillery School, ...
... all he had to tell us.
We were able to walk through some of the caves and tunnels on the
tour. There are amazing natural caves; one section of them is so large,
it was used as a hospital during the second world war. Miles of
man-made tunnels (113 metres carved in 1782 and 40 K more developed
during WW2) run through the rock. We were able to tour the oldest
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed