Travel Blogs from Andorra la Vella
... 2332 metres. It was a tough walk but we were still secretly pleased we did it more quickly than the 3 hour 40 minutes estimated on the signpost.
We have taken to playing the altitude game each time we take a break. It’s very simple – we both guess what altitude we are at and then John gets the answer from his GPS. It beats the guess what time it is by using only a compass and your shadow game. I’m rubbish at that unless it is two ...
... the river on a footbridge and found steps up to the road up to the old town.
This was very pretty and a Country fair was set up in the Square. Some Pyrenean Shepherds were having a sing song which we listened to for a while.
We then managed to find the path/steps leading up to the ...
... 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 ...
... of 90 days out of 180 days to visit the Schengen countries. Not 90 days per country, 90 days total. Leaving and returning does not reset the clock. For long term travelers like us, this presents a logistical problem; we are certainly going to spend more than 90 days in Europe, and so we have to be real careful about where we are, so we don’t exceed the 90 day limit and get hit with a big fine or get blackballed from future ...
... of had to use them crossing over into Spain, of all places...
With Skippy wearing her new chains we tackled the steep climb. The road was dangerous enough with all the fresh snow, but it became even more stressful with every couple of metres stationary cars and their occupants stood in our way. Eventually we came to the boarder crossing, leaving France ready to explore Andorra. Parked for the night in the capital Andorra del Villa with our hot water bottles close by.
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