(Aha! I seem to have accidentally – belatedly – found a way to present photos a bit smaller, good.)
So one of my urges has been to go on safari and animal-themed holidays – to enjoy the natural world and go back to one of my early interests (having studied Biology).
Since I didn’t feel ready to go on a ‘proper’ safari on my own, I thought I’d start with the only wild monkeys in Europe and booked a few days in Gibraltar, earlier this year.
I reckoned, as a British place, it would be a safe location to travel to alone. I chose a decent (famous) hotel and anticipated that I might meet and chat to some interesting people.
Well, the reality was that the weather was awful – very wet and very windy – everywhere was deserted and the hotel was virtually empty. I ended up wandering around windswept streets alone in the rain, having done what there was to do (the whole place was much smaller than I’d expected, and none of the tourist excursions were running, eg to Morocco, because it was out of season) – feeling lonely and miserable. So it wasn’t a great success.
A few nice photos of monkeys, though!
You can see some more on the bottom of this page:
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