One of the most interesting experiences was my day trip to Gibraltar, a British overseas territory. The following are fun facts I learned throughout the trip that included walking through the airport runway, the caves of the big rock, the monkey area, and the center area.
- There are free buses for transportation to avoid traffic and to lower the number of cars on the road, also considering the very limited parking spots available.
- As in England, the cars originally drove on the left side of the road. However, this changed after a considerable and consistent amount of car accidents occurred on the border with Spain as cars had to adjust to driving on opposite sides of the road.
- The big rock is one of the main attractions along with the monkeys that reside there. The rock includes different stones such as Jurassic Limestone that is two million years old.
- The rock creates it own levant cloud as the easterly winds cuts the cold of the rock.
- The monkeys are very well protected and if someone were to try to capture and take a monkey, they would be charged with the same consequences as if they were to kidnap a human child.
- The airport has the second most dangerous runway as it is short and with both sides being bordered by water, causing the best pilots to land there.
- The Queen of England visited the territory once and renamed the main road, Reclamation Road, to Queensway.
- On a clear day from Gibraltar you can see the Moroccan African land.