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 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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The stage of Le Carboneria flamenco bar is very narrow and only slightly elevated . It is an intimate experience with the audience sitting a guitars length away from the performers . Rows of wooden benches are quickly filled by a diverse group of tourists, students, and die-hard flamenco fans. I squeeze into a space in the second row just as the show starts. The guitarist begins by introducing each of the performers. The dancer, tall and olive-skinned, wears an imposing scarlet and black taffeta dress. Her crop of jet black hair... full info