Andorra put the "wow" factor in my trip.
I have had a fascination with Andorra since 2002. It all started when I was attending a lecture on “Online Ethics”. In my attempt to keep my eyes open and portray the appearance of attentiveness, I summarily visited the CIA World Fact-Book website, and skimmed through the information of the countries in the dropdown list in an orderly fashion and it wasn’t long before I reached Andorra. I’ll leave the historical stuff to the books, though it’s important to note the following two historical facts; this little bit of land is co-ruled and has never been involved in a war since as far back as the 12th century.
"I got to feel Andorra rather than see Andorra"
Now to the Andorran experience. Admittedly, I was only there one night and half a day, but as I was leaving, Andorra convinced me that I should return although I had already convinced myself of that the night before. During that night time drive into Andorra, I got to know Andorra through the most intimate of the five (or six) senses, touch. Well, indirectly, through my vehicle. On my way to Andorra La Vella, I drove through several villages, crossed bridges and hugged the mountain curves, and in that sense, I got to feel Andorra rather than see Andorra. This was the highlight really, driving through the slippery mountains, guided only be 20:1 scale GPS map, testing both my abilities and judgement, and the capabilities of the 1 series. I can report that after a few hair-raising incidents, both the car and I passed the test in "flying" colours and in one piece.
I do not condone speeding, nor do I condemn those who speed. Please drive carefully, and remember there is no point in dying doing something outrageous because you won't be able to post it here.