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The challenge: 6 cities and 3 countries in 20 hours.

Leave Sevilla in the morning, arrive at the La Linea/Gibraltar border by 12pm, spend 3-4 hours in Gibraltar, take a bus to Algeciras, catch the 6pm ferry to Tangiers, Morocco, catch the 9pm overnight train to Fez.

To get from Seville to Gibraltar you have a 3 options:

1) Take the public bus, the earliest of which leaves at 9:30am. It takes 4.5 hours to get to Gibraltar, which technically wastes 2.5 hours of our day.

2) Hire a private driver via Totally Spain, which is flexible on pickup time, safe, and can get to Gibraltar in 2 hours. More expensive option ($60-$70 USD a person)

3) Drive on your own and hire a rental car, but deal with the fact you have to know manual and buy insurance.

We had a group of 8 people who didn’t know how to drive manual. And time was of the essence: We went with #2.

And what a pretty drive:

Your guess is as good as mine.

The Rock of Gibraltar.

Apparently, I wasn’t the only one who noticed:

– At time of posting in Gibraltar, it was 51.8 °F
Humidity: 71% | Wind Speed: 5km/hr | Cloud Cover: n/a