This past weekend I went on my long weekend trip to Málaga and then to Sevilla. While in Málaga I decided to not go to the beach and instead opted to take a day trip with a friend to the British owned overseas territory of Gibraltar. I’m really glad that I decided to do this. It was interesting to see the mix of Spanish and British culture of not only the landscape but also of the people who call Gibraltar home. For our first activity we decided to take the cable car to the top of the rock and see the beautiful landscape that Gibraltar had to offer. When we got to the top we were unfortunate to run across the Gibraltar macaque monkeys that call the top of the rock home. One immediately climbed on top of my shoulders for what I thought was a friendly hello. Turns out the only reason the monkey wanted any part of me was so that he could steal some of my stuff. By the time I realized what was happening, the monkey had stolen my aspirin and was attempting to eat it like candy. Fortunately, the monkey wised up to the fact that It wasn’t a snack and promptly threw it all over the cliff. From that moment on I knew that the monkeys were not to be trusted and I walked with caution for the rest of my time at the top. Once we got down from the mountain, we went on a dolphin seeing tour around the Mediterranean which I found to be a cool experience. We finished up the day by grabbing a pint and some fish and chips at one of the local pubs around Main St.
For Saturday and Sunday, we took a train to Sevilla and experienced some of the local culture that this wonderful town had to offer. We visited the plaza de los toros, explored the gardens of the Alcazar where Game of Thrones was filmed, and we even experienced a Flamenco show which is a local specialty in Sevilla. Overall our long weekend turned out to be a wonderful yet tiring experience. I am very glad that my last weekend will be spent just chilling in Segovia as I will finally get some time to explore everything that the city has to offer.