20.05.2006 25 °C
Today I noticed that my fligth back to Austria leaves at 16:20. That gives me one more day in southern Spain because I still catch the flight if I arrive in Lisbon the same day. I took the chance to visit Gibraltar. The British took over the rock 302 years ago and defended it sucessfully against various enemies. Today Gibraltar reminds me pretty much of Great Britain or London. You can quite the same stores and sights are equally expensive. I bought myself a Burton shirt. The shirt is great but it turned out to be a bad idea to buy it BEFORE visiting the upper rock, since a gang of Barbary Macaques (apes) sit around there and wait for tourists to nick stuff from them. Preferably plastic bags and rucksacks. You really have to watch out and hide your stuff.
To escape the thieving apes I made a tour through the mountain's tunnel system. There a 50 km of tunnels, but only 35 km of road on Gibraltar. A German gave me a private tour. I guess he was quite happy to speak some German for a change.
PS: I uploaded some new photos. See them here.