Gibraltar – A Foreign Outpost

Living The Q Life

When we were in southern Spain a few years ago, we visited Gibraltar, which is a British territory located on the most southern end of the Iberian peninsula.  Gibraltar is more of a sovereign city than a country, but despite its size, you still have to pass through customs and border patrol in order to enter and leave.  The Rock of Gibraltar is the most famous landmark of the region and is strategic due to its location on the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean.  It is also the location of an important naval fortress that is built into the hills of the Rock of Gibraltar.  Gibraltar is distinctly British despite its location in southern Spain.  The pubs, the people, the atmosphere of the city almost all go out of their way to emphasize their allegiance to Britain and the United Kingdom.  It was very interesting to visit, but…

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