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Spain, Gibraltar, Morocco

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Walt
beers 2449 º places 189 º 07:53 Sat 8/25/2012

Late in October, weíll be going to Barcelona for a few days, then Gibraltar, then an overnight train to Marrakech for a day or so then on to Casablanca...

Spain I see places, but I seen a whole bunch of nothing for Gibraltar and Morocco. This isnít really a beer trip, but what are some cool things to see/do/drink on the route?

 
Gazza
beers 726 º places 163 º 07:57 Sat 8/25/2012

Gibraltar is a total shit-hole, all youíll see are industrial crappy British processed beers unless a lot has changed! Basically, itís a rock inhabited by half-wits who want to be "British" but donít want to pay the taxes.

 
Walt
beers 2449 º places 189 º 08:32 Sat 8/25/2012

Originally posted by Gazza
Gibraltar is a total shit-hole, all youíll see are industrial crappy British processed beers unless a lot has changed! Basically, itís a rock inhabited by half-wits who want to be "British" but donít want to pay the taxes.


Any cool food or sights? Can I kick the monkeys?

Iím also up for lodging suggestions there.

 
legion242
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beers 2336 º places 116 º 09:11 Sat 8/25/2012

I think Gibraltar as an airport that has itís main runway bisected by a major road. Anytime a plane is coming in to land, they close the road like we would here in the states for a train.
I think that would be cool to see.

 
legion242
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beers 2336 º places 116 º 09:20 Sat 8/25/2012
 
Walt
beers 2449 º places 189 º 09:40 Sat 8/25/2012
 
legion242
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beers 2336 º places 116 º 09:41 Sat 8/25/2012

Kicking monkeys would be fun, wouldnít it?

 
Gazza
beers 726 º places 163 º 10:54 Sat 8/25/2012

You can try and kick íem, but they have big teeth and are pretty bolshy. Iíd not risk it unless you want rabies.

 
shrubber85
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beers 9137 º places 281 º 14:50 Sat 8/25/2012

Driving across the runway is very cool. I wouldnít mess with the the monkeys - they are vindictive bastards. And yeah, no decent beer to speak of - but you can get stale bags of Walkers crisps. Morocco - get your tick and just enjoy the scenery.

 
Walt
beers 2449 º places 189 º 14:55 Sat 8/25/2012

The more I think about it, Iím thinking about losing the Gibraltar part...it just seems to make things complicated. hard to get to, expensive to get to, etc.

 
fiulijn
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beers 16462 º places 680 º 16:20 Sat 8/25/2012

I was in Morocco last year and Gibraltar this year.
I didnít do much homework, but basically I think there is nothing there.
I didnít even try chasing the moroccan macro crap ticks.

There is a brewpub some half hour away from Gibraltar but you probably need a car and the beer is not that exciting (Kettal).
If you can stop in MŠlaga, then I have something for you.


FOOD
In Morocco of course you have different kinds of tajines, and the pastilla.
My impression is that most "restaurants" have low quality food (to date my traditional "green olives and preserved lemons chicken tajine" is still better than the thousand I got in Morocco); so be very careful when you choose a restaurant.
I also have been quite satisfied with some low-key for-locals fish restaurant; in Casablanca at least, I know you can choose a fish at the fish market and have somebody grill it for you