Algeciras and Gibraltar May 27th 2006 After a bus ride from Cordoba, I arrived in Algeciras to find what I had expected but not what I had hoped for. It is a port town with nothing much else to see or do.
As a result, my 2 day stay consisted of a day trip to Gibraltar and some walking, emailing and telephoning in Algeciras.
Gibraltar was strange. An eclectic mix of UK and Spain. The rock was large, the gondala expensive, the barb ... read more
Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Algeciras Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more