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Travel Blogs from Les Escaldes
... br> The views on the way up the valley were spectacular as we would expect. Towards the end of the walk, we walked around a corner and were faced with a view that has now become my number one mountain view ever, absolutely stunning. We sat and had lunch taking it all in.
We are moving on tomorrow heading towards the Pyrenees Atlantiques. We plan to be at our friends in Bedous by the end of the week and then it will be back through France to Calais. The ferry is ...
The helicopter rescued 2 people from the car, ( Rob thought one was a child) using 4 aircrew, then landed on the local football filed , where ambulances took them to hospital - either in Foix or even Toulouse.
We had a grandstand view of the whole drama from our perch.
... noticed big birds in the adjacent field - Storks!! About 7 or 8 picking amongst the old corn stalks. it wasn't long before they took off, whirled overhead a while and set off northwards. They must have arrived from Africa, using the same pass over the Pyrenees as we would be using.
We carried on, past Pamiers and Foix and arrived at Tarascon sur ...
Andorra is not a Schengen member, so any time we spend in Andorra is off the clock, and does not count towards our 90 days. Win!
Secondly, we had planned to ski in Europe. Originally we were thinking Switzerland or France, but Andorra, as it turns out, has really good skiing, is very cheap in comparison, and has a terrific English language ski school.
So, we decided to include a week in Andorra ...
... offered stunning views. Then exploring the cobbled alleyways below, so many loverly small shops and restaurants with so much character.
Later we started our drive to Andorra, a small monarchy right on the border of France and Spain. We were not impressed with the pouring rain, and shocked seeing cars driving towards us covered in snow. As we climbed the mountain the rain turned into snow, quickly covering the road.
Did our first drift in the van at low speeds, I ...