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... up the car, grabbed some snacks for later and headed into the mountains. Was no long before we spotted snow and was most excited. However, this was nothing compared to when we got to the top. It is one of the most breathtaking views, drive and buildings. As much as Andorra is 'small' there are a few 'towns' which can take a bit of navigating and time to get through. But that all adds to the experience. After arriving at ...
We are at the last weekend of the carnival. The Saturday morning parade was 'interesting '. Lots of men dressed as tarts carried a figure into the square and proceeded to enact a scene which had strong sexual connotations. And this was mid morning with kids around! The bawdiness of the event was surprising. The second part of the parade was of cooks and chefs with lots of small children ...
... people come to the country - tax free shopping! Around 80% of the shops were selling luxury goods - cameras, tablets, watches etc.
Even in the local supermarket, beside a bunch of bananas was bulk packs of cigarettes and flashy cameras. In many ways it was much the same as Liechtenstein - luxury shops in front of stunning mountain views.
I then carried on ...
... Still trying to get to grips with what is going on here. Charles, who owned the chateau and sold it to Karina and Craig, is still involved and is basically project manager. He, unsurprisingly, is not terribly happy to share the responsibilities with me. There seems to me to be a question as to whether he is getting a kick back on the various works in progress and/ or giving benefits to friends and family. For example the underfloor heating project that is being ...
... and the snow was vivid white. Today's trip took us to Mirepois. No market, and so the town was sleepy and with few people about. And then to chateau d'Arques. At first it looks like a Middle Ages folly - no reason for its presence. From the other direction, the Donjon looks slightly more impressive. A morning Carcassonne was obligatory. Very few people around and so it was a delight to walk round the Cité and have a cup of ...