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Old September 13th, 2008, 05:04 AM   #1
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Gibraltar

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Old September 14th, 2008, 01:03 AM   #2
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very nice! i had no idea it was so developed.
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Old September 14th, 2008, 07:58 AM   #3
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So ugly.
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Old September 14th, 2008, 12:24 PM   #4
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Gribraltar is only the down part of the picture (first) the other is La Línea de La Concepción (a bigger city) the airport divide them
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Old September 14th, 2008, 12:46 PM   #5
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¡Gibraltar Eespañol! xD I don't lithe the city. It looks ugly
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Old September 14th, 2008, 01:06 PM   #6
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It doesn't look too bad actually, or maybe it's just my tendency to like cities by the sea. The air doesn't look very clean though, or maybe it was just a cloudy day? Anyway thanks for the pictures.
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Old September 16th, 2008, 02:29 AM   #7
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i hope it's ok if i post some pics from my holidays in gibraltar in late august:



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see, much nicer. that's why i really don't like aerials, they don't give you any feeling or image of the actual city.
the air is clean too, must have been the bad weather.
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Old September 16th, 2008, 02:46 AM   #8
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very nice! i had no idea it was so developed.
well, all the modern buildings you see in the pictures are build on artificial land.
if you didn't know: gibraltar is part of the UK, you pay with pounds and there are a lot of internet firms taking advantage of the low taxes. you can get a stack of cigarettes for just 10€!
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Old September 17th, 2008, 12:26 PM   #9
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My friend works for an internet gambling company in Gibraltar and lives in La Linea. He has to cycle across the airport runway and show his passport every day on the way to work. If a plane is taking off or landing, he has to wait behind a barrier like at a rail crossing!

It's a strange place I think, ugly in some ways, nice in others. I had a good couscous dish at a moroccan restaurant there and the apes are cool.
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Old September 17th, 2008, 01:15 PM   #10
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Gibraltar bay as a whole is not what I'd call 'beautiful' or 'pleasant': quite polluted by heavy industry, a power plant and a huge harbour; almost no old towns (besides the tiny one in the British colony) or any kind of interesting public space, lots of particularly dramatic commieblocks within fastly built cities, worst historical levels of unemployment in Spain, and also a constant political conflict between the Spanish and the British sides, who blame each other for anything rather than encouraging collaboration. It's got a nice natural setting though.
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Old September 17th, 2008, 03:37 PM   #11
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well, all the modern buildings you see in the pictures are build on artificial land.
if you didn't know: gibraltar is part of the UK, you pay with pounds and there are a lot of internet firms taking advantage of the low taxes. you can get a stack of cigarettes for just 10€!
If you didn't know, pounds are less used than euros, in everywhere you can pay in euros, because almost everyone who bye there are spaniards or EU tourists, so.. and spanish is spoken by almost everyone, even when i go there every year i use to hear people talking in spanglish (llanito i think) as a common language between people from Gibraltar.
Another important point is that in the city there's no big supermarket because everybody go to Spain to buy, Gibraltar and la Línea are like the same city two quartiers and between them a common airport with conexions to Madrid and London, it's courious to have that land in south of Spain, like Monaco in France, interesting
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Wow! Very nice place!
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Old September 17th, 2008, 03:52 PM   #13
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If you didn't know, pounds are less used than euros, in everywhere you can pay in euros, because almost everyone who bye there are spaniards or EU tourists, so..
When I went I used pounds, you could use Euros in alll shops but the exchange rate was bad compared to the real rate so it was cheaper to use pounds.
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Old September 17th, 2008, 04:39 PM   #14
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Yeah that's true, so they prefer euros, they earn more
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Old September 17th, 2008, 05:45 PM   #15
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Gibraltar is so nice Do you know any news about the project of a bridge in Gibraltar?
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Old September 18th, 2008, 11:22 AM   #16
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A bridge in Gibraltar?? where? there's no land to make it, have u seen the pics?
I think you say the utopic bridge betwenn the first and third world, isn't it? but it would be in another city in the south to connect to Africa, but the goverment has planned a tunnel (trains) like the eurotunnel, but much longer and not euro-euro, just euroafrican tunnel or something like that (in 2025 more or less)
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Old September 18th, 2008, 06:59 PM   #17
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I visited Gibraltar this summer. It felt so weird. In some ways it was like the UK, but in some ways it was like a normal Mediterranean city. The old town was pretty nice and you get very nice views from the rock. You could get Europe, Africa, the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean all in one picture . It also has very nice caves and a Moorish castle.
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