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JABAL-AL-TARIK

"Mount of Tarik" The original arabic name for Gibraltar. Named after the Moorish leader "Tarik". Viewed here from the approach to Algeciras.
SEVILLE TO GIBRALTAR BY BUS

May 3rd 2005
When I got up early on May 3rd, I Left my backpacks in the storage room at the reception desk of Hotel Simon, so that I could walk up to the Barrio of the Santa Cruz neighbourhood for a quick iberian breakfast of cafe con leche and a bocatella" (coffee with milk and a roll). Time always seemed elusive, and although there was so much more to do in Seville, the remaining 7 days I had left didn't pe ... read more
Europe » Gibraltar

Gibraltar Flag Strategically important, Gibraltar was ceded to Great Britain by Spain in the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht; the British garrison was formally declared a colony in 1830. In referendums held in 1967 and 2002, Gibraltarians ignored Spanish pressure and voted ... ... read more
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