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Rock of Gibraltar

Monkey on our tour bus
Rock of Gibraltar

June 21st 2012
Gibraltar Today was our first day of vacation, we got to sleep late! Our wake up was 7:30 Am rather than 6:30 as usual. Another buffet breakfast and we were off to the Rock of Gibraltar, a state of the British Crown. The rock is 200 million year old limestone formation separating Spain from Africa through the straits of Gibraltar. Since we are leaving Spain and entering Britain, we had to pass ... read more
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Spanish Flag 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
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