Apes Den is home to some 300 Barbary Macaques (the only place on European continent where these particular apes are found) and is an interesting pit stop during a walk around Upper Rock Nature Reserve on Gibraltar. Do note that there is no real ‘den’ or ‘cave’ that you need to be afraid of. As you walk through the nature reserve, you’ll just come across some really lazy apes sunbathing in the Mediterranean sun. But don’t be fooled – these apes are very mischievous and would love to grab any food item you might been waiting to relish.
So, I should not have been surprised to read this hilarious note on the refrigerator in a shop near Apes Den:
You have been warned! Protect your icecream!
Have you seen any such funny warnings and notes while travelling?
(For the uninitiated, James May is one of the presenters on the motoring show Top Gear – famous for getting lost, being nicknamed ‘Captain Slow’ and his dry, almost-sincere humour)
I stayed at Hostel Mancini in Naples (a good hostel by the way) and met this interesting gentleman who was one of the hosts at the hostel:
Almost James May
The real James May
So, whenever I talked to him, I couldn’t help but smile, expecting one of those funny resigned things only James May would say. And he must have been thinking – Why does this moron keep smiling, when with a lot of sincere effort in my broken-English, I have just told him about the rife pickpocketing that happens in Napoli? And about the fact that he’s planning to go to top of Vesuvio in a t-shirt and he should be taking a fleece jacket instead? Ah, these tourists – morons! Can’t do anything about it.
Oh, well, honest answer is no. But, almost.