Hotel Pic Maia
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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 ...
... 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 ...
... br> We then returned to Andorra, and because we had stayed longer in La Seu d'Urgell than planned, we changed our plans of returning to Plateau Beille to go skiing to instead visiting Naturalanda. Naturalanda is located in Andorra on top of a mountain and had various activities for us all to enjoy from tobogganing, driving off road buggies, high ropes, zip lines, and our favourite a 5km luge track that was more like a two person roller coaster that ...
... nice hotel near the capital of Andorra La Vella and right in the middle of the shopping district. We then spent the afternoon exploring the sites of Andorra and of course visiting numerous shops, as well as walking through the old town of Andorra and seeing the stone buildings. If you are interested, some of the cheaper items we noticed were Diesel fuel which was .89c/l compared to France where the average is 1.15/l, alcohol - for ...