A Pirate’s Lair

This small rocky island, a one-time hideout for Turkish and Barbary pirates, sits in front a town founded by the Moors which is now the most popular vacation spot holiday resort in all of Europe. Where is it? Photo ©Mike Randolph

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9 Responses to A Pirate’s Lair

  1. mouchacha November 6, 2012 at 12:53 #

    wait a minute, does this mean the Moors founded Paris?

    • Mike Randolph November 6, 2012 at 13:36 #

      Ha ha! No, they didn’t get quite that far, though they did make it past the Pyrenees. But I guess I should have said “holiday resort.” Any guesses? More clues: this place has more high rises than Paris but has a population of only 71,000.

  2. JL November 6, 2012 at 14:18 #

    Could it be Malaga?

  3. Jonathan Moreno November 7, 2012 at 20:37 #

    Ok, I think we need another hint. Is it Lugo?

  4. Jonathan Moreno November 7, 2012 at 20:42 #


  5. Mike Randolph November 8, 2012 at 01:06 #

    Another hint?! This is an easy one! It’s where package tourism was invented. I know there are a lot of British readers out there…it’s your classic summer destination. Also popular with Belgians and Dutch people. It has the tallest hotel in all of Europe. It’s not on the Atlantic. Alright! Enough clues…

    • julvic November 8, 2012 at 19:12 #


      Isla del Descubridor

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