Andorra, the love child of Spain and France

🇪🇸 +🇫🇷 =🇦🇩

The Spanish and French flags are combined into one for Andorra.

Click below to learn a bit about the history of this unique place.

History of Andorra

While in Barcelona, ready to embark on a 13 day trans Atlantic cruise aboard the Norwegian Epic, we took time to explore a tiny bit of France and a great portion of Andorra.

In France (ax-les thermes) we explored a few natural hot springs. One was in front of a hospital that used to treat lepers.

I did not venture into this one, but did opt for a more central hot spring that I dipped my toes in.

We dined at this Amazing restaurant that is entirely run by the owner. She cooks, serves, cleans, and even lives in her small restaurant.

This is my brother and the restaurant owner outside her place. They are holding a bottle of very lovely, and inexpensive red wine. It was served with lunch and so outstanding we bought 2 bottles for later!

This fresh produce market is next door to the restaurant and where she can conveniently purchase the freshest ingredients to cook with!

This quaint commune was so picturesque I could not get enough of it, but here are a few highlights:

The civil unrest in Barcelona extends into other areas where the Catalonian’s reside. Our tour guide is married to a Catalonian and gave us a unique viewpoint on the current conflict .

Now onto, Andorra. My featured country. I will withhold my comments and allow the pictures to speak for themselves.

More adventures to post later!

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The Goal

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, my goal is to complete every trail on the Flagstaff trail map.

I’m happy to say that I am making great progress and wanted to give you an update!

I need to go through this list and check off a few more. Sometimes you complete a few trails during the same hike.

With Fall here and winter fast approaching I better make a plan to get in as many hikes as possible before the snow makes it impossible.

I love seeing the trails from these view points:

I’m going to have a huge celebration when I check off all those squiggly lines !!

Though, rumor has it that a new updated trail map is out…..

Hmmmm

Happy hiker