Travel Blogs from Engordany
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 ...
... to the whole family for welcoming us in and giving us the holiday of a lifetime. Thank you so much to you all, and we can't wait for you to come to Australia one day and we can repay some of your incredible hospitality. We will miss you all!
On our last day with the Bousigue family, they took us on a drive to a local village in the Pyrenees called Lapege. It was a very windy drive to the top of a hill, and the village was perched on the side of ...
... Beef. Oxtails and broth with lamb chops, pork belly, trotters, chicken, black and white pudding, carrots, chickpeas, potatoes, and cabbage. Amazing. There is a microwave if the guest would prefer their food hotter......and at home its called a boil up. Hilarious and enough to feed a clan not just two of us, wine and water and extra $12.
We have spent the last couple of days walking, sightseeing and shopping. Its been cold ...
... of history, culture, and outdoor leisure activities, when there are 1400 stores selling "renown brands and new trends in fashion, prestigious jewelery, watches, not to mention outdoor clothing" along a high street 10 kilometers in length, you get the real picture pretty quick. Its like being in the duty free departure lounge at the international airport. Rolex occupy a building across the street. And that's where the dichotomy comes in. ...
... to return to Andorra. I had known that Andorra had a reputation as a pre-EU bargain basement so decided to book a hotel outside of the capital. I was more interested in the outdoors life than shopping anyway. The drive took us longer than expected due to lots of weekend travellers filling the roads. We arrived at the Niunit Hotel in El Serrat in the north of Andorra as twilight descended on the village. The hotel had begun life as a mountain hostel ...
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