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Travel Blogs from Casares
... to the Mediterranean and stop to see the views and also want to
prevent tolls, but can withstand the inconvenience of traffic lights A-7 would
be a better one for you. The drive to Casares is lovely with rolling gentle
hills, windmills and Spanish casa’s on the green velvety vast fields. Inspite
of having seen so many web images, the first site of the Pueblos Blancos was
awe-inspiring for us. We parked up the road above the mountainous village ...
Next morning we took a 5 minute taxi ride to the border and then rolled our luggage into Spain by merely showing the outside cover of our passports. In Spain we caught a taxi to Algeciras, about 12 miles distant, to catch a ferry to Ceuta. Gibraltar's currency is the pound, Gibraltar or British, whereas Spain is in the Euro zone. So, we had to have the taxi driver stop so I could get some Euros at an ATM to pay him.
... Because it was British territory everything was in pounds which I found interesting... Everything was so expensive... and to pay we had to convert pounds to euros and man was that a chore. We can barely do euros to dollars.
There were phone booths in the streets and we were lucky enough to see a group of British soldiers walking through the streets! We probably looked like such tourists that day... :)
... which is a city on the Spanish side and just walk across. Gibraltar is very small and driving there is just a hassle. The lineup for the cars to cross the border is also not worth the wait. We have found a free spot about 1.5km away from the crossing.
Pretty much after the crossing we have signed up for a "TAXI tour" of an Upper Rock Reserve. The is a "must see" when in Gibraltar. We were very glad as climbing up The Rock would be a lot of pain. Our local driver who ...
... the place actually crosses the runway! We so wanted to be stopped in traffic to allow a jet to land but it didn’t happen whilst we were there.
We also explored some beautiful limestone caves and tunnels in the rock which were used to defend the area during numerous wars including World War Two.
This was a fascinating and very different part of the world to visit and we are so pleased that we can say we have been ...