Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
After Meyrals, The Viking’s cousin took to us to another pretty village, Audrix, which is known for its beautiful medieval church. Unfortunately when we arrived there, it was too dark to take pictures and the church was closed anyway.
The day afterwards, The Viking and I got up very early. After Norway and Liechtenstein, we wanted to see a new country again. Okay, a new small country: Andorra.
According to Wikipedia, it
is a landlocked microstate in Southwestern Europe, located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains and bordered by Spain and France. It is the sixth smallest nation in Europe, having an area of 468 km2 (181 sq mi) and an estimated population of 85,000 in 2012. Its capital, Andorra la Vella, is the highest capital city in Europe, at an elevation of 1,023 metres (3,356 ft) above sea level. The official language is Catalan, although Spanish, Portuguese, and French are also commonly spoken.
The only way to reach Andorra is by car. There are no railways or airports. For us, it meant we had to cover some hundreds of kilometers from Les Eyzies to the capital of Andorra. The fastest way is of course via motorways, but unfortunately it is also the most expensive way. When we finally arrived in Andorra, we had already spent more than € 20 to toll (called péage in France).
There are two main roads in Andorra, along which you can see the most important cities of the country. The main source of income is tourism. There are a lot of ski resorts, hotels, restaurants and pubs. I would have liked to drive on the local roads, but unfortunately (for me) The Viking had another project in mind.
Although we were only here for a couple of hours, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Even when you stay on one of the two main roads, the scenery is simply breathtaking. We liked Andorra a lot more than Liechtenstein; we had the feeling that Andorra has more of an own identity. It’s not Spain, it’s not France and it’s not a mixture of the two.
Here are the other pictures!