Travel Blogs from La Massana
... 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 ...
... is that no one knew where the car entered the river. There were no signs in the town, no skids or damaged walls or fences. The thinking is that the car went into the river a long way upstream and was carried by the fast current until hit a shallower patch by the bridge. They were extremely lucky to ...
... queue on a rondpoint to Ikea and HyperU and missed out turning to Foix and ended up on the free Motorway to Tarbes!!! We managed to cut back across later, passing through some pretty villages.
We soon had our first view of the distant snow capped Pyrenees, and finally managed to find an Aire on our side of the road to have a cup of tea.
As we pulled ...
... up to the top in less than an hour if it wanted to. We stayed in the village of Soldeu, one of six main entry points to the area, but we were driving past parts of Grandvalira for a half hour before we arrived there. It’s huge; and from the top you can look west and see Spain, then turn around and see France.
Getting off the bus, we found our apartment without difficulty, and quickly picked up our lift tickets ...
Got up reasonably early to visit Carcassonne, a medieval town that is a Unesco World Heritage site. Boasting a huge fortified castle with ramparts, and a separate outer wall for protection surrounding the old town. Once on the border of France and Spain the chateau et Remparts, had many uses over the year. The audio guide was crammed with interesting facts, going into lots of detail dating back to the 12th century. At the end or the tour we walked around the top of the inside ...
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