Tour of Andalusia pt. 2
Good cliff hanger right?! Haha, the next morning, we packed up and headed on over to Gibraltar to see Africa and some monkeys! Gibraltar is a British possession right on the tip of the Iberian Peninsula that is so close to Africa you can see it from the shore.
Because of this cultural confusion, many people speak the most intense Spanglish you can imagine, except they don’t call it Spanglish, they call it Gibberish! Its easy to get by knowing either Spanish or English, but most people will switch between the two without even thinking. Gibraltar has a gigantic rock on it that is made of limestone and served as a cannon mount for British forces against the Spaniards that tried to take it back.
We got to tour these man-made caves as well as the natural caves made in the limestone by water. The rock is home to hundreds of tailless monkeys that are far from afraid of humans. They will jump on your shoulder without a second thought and climb all over looking for food. Lots of the kids in the group, including me, had a monkey jump on their shoulder and feel quite at home there.
After, touring the giant rock, we flashed our passports again and headed out of Gibraltar towards Torremolinos. By this time, its halfway through the week and we’ve gone 100 mph the whole time and a break is much needed. So Torremolinos was the relaxation part of the tour of Andalusia. Torremolinos is a beach town that thrives off tourism, and almost everyone here spoke English. We spent 2 nights there and had one day to chill on he beach. It was a little overcast, but that was welcome because it cooled off a little and allowed us not to sunburn as quickly. We relaxed, played cards and enjoyed the beach all day and got ready to head to Granada the next day.