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Wednesday, February 14, 2007
No hablo espanol
No hablo espanol (i don't speak spanish)
followed closely by habla usted ingles (do you speak english) seems to be the only sentences i've said since we got to spain. I guess we have the brits to thank for creating a situation where you travel to a foreign country and expect them to speak English.
No visit to the costa del sol is complete without a trip to Gibraltar (nicknamed little britain) a british crown colony seized from the spaniards over 300 years ago.
You can tell the spaniards are still pissed about it as you have to go through "delays" at passport control to get into the colony.
Pic: The Rock of Gibraltar (seen from La linea)
The place is so small that the main road into the colony crosses over the airport runway (the road has to be closed whenever a plane lands)
But i digress, after hearing the full history of Gibraltar you kind of feel sorry for the spaniards but then you realise that spain has done the same thing to Morocco.
Ceuta and Melilla are two spanish enclaves on the African continent and its pretty obvious they are part of Morocco (abi spain reach Africa??)
Pic: Airport runway (seen from the top of the Rock)