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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 ...
... seen some fantastic sights and not a single scratch on the car! I am very pleased and just a little amazed. Our little Peugeot 208 has been a delight to drive and we will miss her. Everything about the car has been a delight, except perhaps the GPS, which while indispensable was also at times frustrating. We catch the train into Les Rambles and then walk 5 minutes to our accommodation. Unfortunately we are left standing outside for ...
... is in the nearby settlement of Ordino, just a few kilometres up the valley. The apart-hotel is very modern and very nice, probably the best of our trip. In fact most of the hotels and apartments in Ordino are quite new and there are five big construction cranes in this small village. Not surprising as Andorra has 10m visitors a year. In the evening we wander around the village, buy some snacks and retire to the comfort of our apartment. We even have some English TV news ...
Whereas we'd spent the first couple of days on this Pyrenean jaunt mainly down the floor of the many valleys and generally staying right beside rushing streams and rivers and passing through numerous tunnels, today's travels saw us climbing up and over many of the ridges. This meant a few long and steady diagonal climbs along roads zig-zagging up the mountain sides and passing through incredibly tight potentially fender-bending hair-pin turns. This brought to mind some of the Tour ...