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Ce matin, nous avons quitte Barcelone pour rejoindre Andorra la Vella, la capitale et seule ville digne de ce nom en Andorra.
N.B. : Andorra est une petite principaute nichee au coeur des Pyrenes et c'est le 16e plus petit pays du monde.
Un trajet de 3 longues heures en autobus a ecouter CKAC en espagnol d'une oreille et le gros …
I thought I woke up early in Barcelona and had a little time for siteseeing before having to catch the bus, but it turns out my iPhone was still on England time (1 hour behind). I took the subway to the stop Marina :) to make sure I could find the bus station and got my ticket. Walked around just a little but knew I didn't have enough time to make …
... next day, so we were happy with our decision. It was also Andorra National Day which meant all the shops and most of the restaurants were shut, so it was even more quiet in the town. There were meant to be celebrations in each town across Andorra but we didn't see anyone celebrating!
Nic decided to use her own map-reading knowledge to get us to the hiking area, but needless to say, we got lost so used Sean, our Irish satnav instead ...
... the descents quite technical with very bad road surfaces including gravel on the apex of switchbacks and random potholes. There was good reason to cool your jets on the descents if you wanted to see Biarritz on Saturday in one piece.
Yet there was much testosterone and a distinct lack of bunch etiquette in the peloton today, much to my irritation. Mainly from the French guys and mostly on the ...
... get one off). Later in the afternoon we got a map from reception and headed out on a walk through the Pyrenees. The landscape is absolutely breath-taking here and even the wild flowers on the side of the track are worth a picture. The rocks on the ground are all white granite speckled with black. I think how expensive this is to get at home and it is just everywhere on the ground here. An hour or so into ...
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