Published: June 26th 2010June 26th 2010
Once through the near non-exictent checkpoint to Andorra, being that the entire country is less than 500sq km it didnt take long to reach our destination Andorra la Vella, Andorras only city. On the way we passed cute little villages and resort towns all packed into narrow valleys. Andorra la Vella was also packed into a valley with a river raging through the middle. Our campground was very nice with a view of the city and oppisite mountains, it also had an indoor pool and spa, we were beginning to learn though, that no matter how flash the campground they just didnt have kitchens and it is really hard to find a shop that sells campstoves so we had to throw out some of our food.
Last night was freezing, being higher in the mountains is alot cooler. Today we drove 8km to Ordino which is supposed to be Andorras most attractive village and at 1300m a food starting point for walking trails. Ordino was indeed very attractive and well cared for. We found a bar with a menu dedicated to hot choco and here we had the best hot choco! esp compared to the yuck
French hot choco, they give you a cup of hot milk and a sachet of hot choco powder. We went for a short walk in the forest above Ordino, then carried on up to Ordino-Arcals Ski area. It was pretty impressive with heaps of ski trails and chairlifts, there was even some snow about. It would be a little bussling mecca in winter. We then headed back to Andorra la Vella for some shopping.
Today we drive across the Spanish boarder to Barcelona
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