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... around Andorra La Vella.
The place is in a spectacular setting, deep in a valley surrounded by very high and steep cliffs.
The city isn't at all like I expected it to be. I expected an 'olde worlde' type city with lots of wooden buildings, quaint tourist shops and plenty of restaurants, with cobbled streets. The city isn't like that at all. It is a modern city ...
... just over the border in a town called Puigcerda and had Tapas at a local restaurant.
After this, our route took us further west for a few miles before taking us north and over the border into Andorra, the 10th country of our trip.
Although we were waved through and not stopped, there is actually a proper border crossing on this border.
The road up to the capital of Andorra, Andorra La Vella, is through a valley ...
This is the last day that we have the car and after 32 days of driving I am ready to return it. It take me ten minutes before we leave to give it a quick wash - after a month it needs it. Our lovely GPS will not recognise Barcelona Airport, so we settle for entering Barcelona as our destination. The roads out of Andorra are very good, but it takes almost 90 minutes to completely clear the Pyrennes. With some impressive tunnels it is ...
We begin the day by having a final wander around parts of Carcassonne citie and are on the road by 11. We have a new country to visit - Andorra - which is less than 200 Kms away. The first part of the trip is relatively uninteresting, as scenically the area around Carcassonne has little to offer. However once we get beyond Foix the landscape immediately changes as we reach the foothills of the Pyrenees. The road winds sharply and steeply to an altitude,of over 2000 metres. ...
... We spotted and paused at the site of a crumbling tower located high along this climb and took a rough track to gain a closer view of the remnants of a 13th century fortress. The outer walls were in their original places thought shortened after the years. An inner grid of equally shorter stone walls completed the scene and provided some insight to the original layout though we were unable to conjure any image of the sort of life the inhabitants would have had. This is a wildly ...