GIBRALTAR: Top 20 Tips

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  • Gibraltar is located in the south-west of Europe and south of Spain, bordering the Strait of Gibraltar, which links the Mediterranean with the Atlantic Ocean. Here are my 20 tips for visiting Gibraltar:
  • Winston Churchill Avenue is crossing the airport runway. Yeah … basically a part of the city lies on the airport’s runway so Gibraltar has the only airport in the world, where the airport runaway is crossed by the national road.
  • The official language is English but most people speak Spanish and the currency is sterling, so is good to have British currency, also for parking.
  • If you are an EU citizen you can pass in Gibraltar only with your ID, without needing a visa.
  • When you don’t expect you will have a meeting with the…macaques. These monkeys walk throughout the city, eager to steal purses and to be fed. It is recommended not petting them, touch or fed because may have unexpected reactions, even they seem friendly. In the city are placards where is written that it is prohibited feeding the monkeys and the fine is pretty spicy!
  • It is considered a sign of aggression if you show your teeths or you crooked at the monkeys, pretty funny but real.
  • Morocco is only 23km away.
  • Some of the 2014 events: ‘’The Beer Festival’’ is on the 29th of August and ‘’Calentita’’ Night is on 21th June 2014.
  • You can get married in Gibraltar, more precisely on Gibraltar Rock. In fact this is already well known…thousands of tourists come to see the view and finally marry.
  • The official currency of Gibraltar is the Gibraltar pound (GIP)
  • Most accept U.S. dollars and Euros
  • Eat at: The Edinburgh Arms – The most southerly pub in Europe
  • http://tripelonia.com/headline/gibraltar-top-20-tips/209
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