What I did and saw:
My first day “snowboarding “ would more accurately be described as falling. In retrospect it may be worth it to pay for an instructor or go with someone who could have taught me (or I could have at least watched some YouTube videos). However, I was able to get down the small hills on my second day, and it turned out to be pretty fun.
The views in Andorra are absolutely beautiful. The sunsets and sunrises over the mountains are stunningly picturesque.
Duty free shopping-
Many people from Spain and France go to Andorra to shop and take advantage of the lack of taxes there (although I think it is technically not allowed to bring the items back to their home country, it seems like many people do). For bigger ticket items like jewelry and appliances this can mean a significant difference in price. I didn’t buy anything myself, but many people seemed to take advantage of the shopping opportunity.
Where I ate and drank:
Viena is a chain is casual restaurants that serves a mix of European food. They offer many quality, healthy options.
Pi de Migdia-
Pi de Migdia is a cafe located on the Grandvalira El Tarter slopes. It is a nice place to grab a cappuccino or bite to eat while taking a break from skiing or snowboarding. Due to the very convenient location the prices are slightly (though not unreasonably) higher, but there are some good food options.
Where I stayed and how I got around:
I went to Andorra with the host family I was staying with at the time while teaching English in Vilanova i la Geltru. We drove there and stayed in a cabin they owned that had some amazing views.
My favorite thing:
My favorite thing about Andorra were the stunningly beautiful views.
My least favorite thing:
My least favorite thing about Andorra was the bitter cold. However, without that climate I obviously would not be able to ski or snowboard.
For next time:
Next time in Andorra I would like to spend more time snowboarding. The more I did it the more I improved and the more fun it became.
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