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Travel Blogs from Font-Romeu
... road, but the last section is through beautiful woods with leafy trees. The abbey itself has history dating back to the early 1000s with the Benedictine monks living there.
After the last monks left in 1783 the abbey was ransacked by locals for churches and houses and went to ruins.Seems to happen all the time, and is just recycling really. So what is there at the moment is restored or rebuilt, but ...
... past it ding dongs twice and so on. On the hour it ding dongs four times and then chimes the relevant number of dings depending on the hour. Five minutes later it rings the relevant number of dings again, just in case you didn’t hear it the first time. This goes on throughout the night so you can imagine how well we are sleeping!
Saturday 24th May
We did a long walk today, climbing up through woods of pine ...
... to be built into the high cliffs at the top of the valley. On the path up we saw a man with his mule loaded with three large gas canisters – how rural we thought! The walk up was steep and hard in the heat of the sun. When we eventually got to Montgrony we were a bit disappointed to find that it was accessible by road and the place was full of bikers and other weekend visitors. The building looked very old and historic but was now a restaurant. Up some steep steps was ...
... This sense of frustration and administration stiffness, made me get over jetlag more quickly.
But I want to leave these problems behind because I want to write about the 25th anniversary dinner with the University friends. Out of the 32 students we finished 25 years ago, 15 were at this dinner, nicely organized by Natha and JE, who brought some old pictures and videos that helped us remember and laugh ...
... from Barcelona, passing through green hills and farmland, which quite suddenly and dramatically segues into steep mountains and valleys.
The ski area, Grandvalira, was formerly several ski areas, which have grown and eventually combined over time. Growing up on the East Coast, I remember that a ski area with 76 runs was a pretty big mountain; Grandvalira has 76 lifts, and could apparently get the entire population of ...
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