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Andorra la Vella, Andorra

This is the smallest country we are visiting in our trip (Monaco is not exactly a country). Some 60-70 thousand people sum up its population!

The tiny Principaut de Andorra offered us two things: A change from the Mediterranean climate to the mountain surroundings and some... spa time!!!!

Impressively located villages between the mountains, it is a recommended destination even for the summer. We enjoyed mountain hiking (for our standards, ascending 500m altitude was an achievement!), breathtaking views from altitudes of 2500 metres! Nature everywhere! And, of course, there was some of the Principality atmosphere!

Life from altitude of 2500 metres!!

For quite a while during our trip, we were expecting the moment to get to Andorra. The reason?? CALDEA SPA CENTRE!!! Advertised as the biggest in Europe (probably correct), we went there two 3-hour sessions of spa: Saunas, Turkish Baths, jaccuzis, pools with water of 36 deg temperature... SOOOO RELAXING!!! And we also treated ourselves with a professional massage too!!!!!!

(Manos also dived in the cold 14 degrees pool, but only lasted 30 seconds, before rushing into the hot water pool!!!!!)

They seem to have a nice taste of humour in Andorra la Vella. We found teddy bears like this (in various colours) in many places in the town!

permalink written by  ManosGeorgia on September 16, 2008 from Andorra la Vella, Andorra
from the travel blog: Europe trip 2008
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