7 days on The Rock

7 days on The Rock

Gibraltar never really surfaced on my travel radar till one of my friends went there a few years ago and came back shouting you have to go to Gibraltar, it’s amazing!

Even then, I was a bit reserved about it, mainly because I’m not a 100% beach holiday person. I like soft adventure and activities but also there weren’t direct flights from where I live. So, once a flight came up and the cabin fever in me had risen to a reasonably high level, I hit the book now button and I jetted off.

  • Gibraltar has the only wild monkey population in the whole of Europe.
  • 12% of its economy comes from gambling.
  • It has the only airport in the world where the runway has a pedestrian and car crossing, and the runway extends into the sea on a piece of reclaimed land. Definitely not one for nervous flyers!
  • John Lennon and Yoko Ono got married there.
  • There is 29Km of roads in Gibraltar. You can actually walk the whole length of Gibraltar in an hour.
  • The tunnels of Gibraltar that run inside The Rock are 55Km long, which’s twice the length of the road network.
  • Despite its size, it has a world heritage site; Gorham’s cave. It is said to be one of the last habitations of the Neanderthals.
  • Gibraltar has appeared in 2 James Bond movies; You only live twice and The living daylights
  • It has a giant floating hotel; the five-star superyacht hotel Sunborn Gibraltar is a seven-deck, 465ft cruise ship. The Telegraph describes it as “cruise ship meets Bulgari hotel”.

To say it’s lush and luxurious is an understatement.

I obviously had to try said hotel when I visited Gibraltar.

You can see more of the Sunborn Gibraltar hotel here.

Language

The offical language is English. The original language is Llanito, a mix of Spanish, and North African.

Currency

Gibraltar Pound, but many places take the British Sterling Pound as well. the conversion rate is negligible.

Trasnport

Gibraltar is a small territory, walking is the best way to explore the area however taxis and buses are available as well as car rental.

What to do in 7 days on The Rock?

You are probably wondering man, that’s too small of a place what am I going to do there.

I’ve put together for you a list of activities and a sample seven-day itinerary that you can try out.

Best time to visit

All year round! with 300 days of sun you can't go wrong on timing.

COVID tests

At the time of publishing Gibraltar is on the Green list for UK citizens, please always refer to the government website for updates.

Activities

There is a wide range of activities you can do, Im sure we can find something that would suit every level of fitness. Do get in touch by clicking this text and we can sort you out with more ideas.

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How to retire early and travel the world? 4 Beginner-Proof Steps

how to retire early and travel the world

Maybe like me, you thought your 9-5 is going to be it. Going to be the thing that will take your life to the next level, to achieve your dreams and desires, retire early and finally live life.

It turned out to be something that just pays for the bills.

Now you are sat wondering if there is more to life than being stuck in the rat race for the next 30-40 years.

When will you get to live your life, when will you get to travel the world?

I am with you.

I felt the same. The job is great, but I needed more. You can read more about my story here.

Hence started thinking, searching and finally found a way to create that financial independence.

Yes, I am still in employment but that is only a testament to how sound this method is, good money doesn’t get made overnight.

The steps that I will walk you through are not a get-rich-quick scheme, they are not come and be the next overnight success.

That stuff does not happen.

It’s 4 steps for you to build your solid financial independence to be able to retire early and travel the world.

Investing a good year or two of your time in building a solid foundation, allow it to blossom over that short period of time while you take it with you on your travels and it will always outdo working for 35 years, don’t you think?

how to retire early and travel the world

Okay now, let us get into it the 4 steps on how to retire early and travel the world…

You probably would have noticed I talked about making money from a business and making that money work for you because you are not going to be able to retire early solely working a job.

Jobs are designed to make you survive paycheque to paycheque (if that) instead of thriving and living your best life.

See how you can generate multiple streams of income regardless of your background and experience.

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10 days in Algarve Portugal

10 days in Algarve Portugal

Who can say no to the sun, sand, and sea? 

And when they all come together in one of the most gorgeous spots in Portugal, saying no gets even harder. 

Here is how you can spend 10 days in Algrave soaking up the sun, sand, sea, scenery, and food!

10 days in Algarve Portugal

Top spots to visit in Algarve Portugal

Faro is the largest city and the capital of the region, home to Algarve’s international airport. 

The charm of the old town is what attracts visitors, the cobblestone streets, the cathedral, and the ruins of the defensive walls are what sightseers would like to see. Faro is also home to a large beautiful natural park and its own fabulous beach. 

Vilamoura is home to Portugal’s largest marina, it’s also a magnet for golf enthusiasts. Vilamoura is beautiful, enchanting, and caters for a respite holiday under the sun or for family fun with plenty of activities to pick from.

Albufeira the top beach destination pulling tourists in from all over the world. Some of the best stretches of sand in the Algrave are there making Albufeira the tourist capital of the Algarve.  

Portimão is where you can stay in an urban setting yet be a stone throw away from the beach. It’s Algarve’s second-biggest city and has done a really good job at reinventing itself. You will find a collection of cultural and historic attractions as well as a stunning artificial reef that attracts divers from all around the world.

Lagos is the western Algarve’s liveliest resort town. It showcases a collection of medieval castle walls and churches, but what really lures in the holidaymakers is its magnificent coastline. 

I heard the shopping is pretty inexpensive and the food is great too!

Both Vilamoura and Albufeira were chapters in my travel story to the Algarve – Portugal

What to see in Vilamoura and Albufeira 

1- Vilamoura Marina is a must!

Visit during the day, stroll around the designer shops and the stalls. Treat yourself to snacks or meals at the waterside cafes and restaurants. 

You can hire a bicycle and cycle your way around, or simply sit there and do a bit of people watching, it’s a common thing to do.

Don’t miss out on the night scenery along the marina, it’s both romantic and enchanting. You should try it even if you are on a solo trip.

2- Head to the beach at either destination, because the more beaches in life the better (or at least that’s how I feel).

3- Visit the Roman ruins

Vilamoura has an archeological site that will take you back 5000 years, with both an indoor and outdoor museum. 

You can check opening times and ticket information here.

4- Water sports and excursions.

You can get pretty much anything; parasailing, a 3-hour boat trip in Benagil caves, Dolphin watching, snorkeling, kayaking, or a full-day private yacht charter tour.

5- Hit the golf courses

Both Vilamoura and Albufeira are renowned for their golf courses and resorts. The favorable climate, and being mostly located in unspoiled areas with stunning views, making this a paradise for golfers from all over the world.

Where to eat?

Il Lamparo: fresh salads and sandwiches (Vilamoura Marina)

Prime Steakhouse: quality meat cuts cooked to your liking (Vilamoura Marina)

Thai Beach Club: Thai food in style (Quarteira)

Uniko food with finesse (Vilamoura Marina)

Don Alfonso (Vilamoura Marina) 

Amorino Icecream (Vilamoura Marina)

Corda Cafe at Pine Cliff resort at Albufeira

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