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    Adaptor plugs in Andorra

    by DSwede Updated Mar 26, 2010

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    Favorite thing: Andorra uses 230V, 50Hz

    Typical plug is European 2-pin:
    http://electricaloutlet.org/type-c

    Interchangeable with this plug is the European 2-pin with side grounding:
    http://electricaloutlet.org/type-f

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    Stone architecture

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 29, 2006

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    Favorite thing: After passing through the Port d'Envalira - the highest pass in the Pyrenees I stopped as soon as I saw first stone church by the road. There are numerous similar in design churches often standing alone on a hill throughout Andorra. List and pictures: here.

    Fondest memory: The stone architecture of Andorra (or wider the Pyrenees) is one of my foundest memories from Andorra never to forget.

    ENCAMP, STONE ARCHITECTURE
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    4x4 off road cars

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 28, 2006

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    Fondest memory: I have never seen as many 4x4 off road cars as in Andorra, even in the Alps of Austria, Switzerland and Italy I visited before. Well, it was in 1994.

    That time I amazed those either small and big off road cars a lot. There were very few 4x4 off road cars on Polish roads that time. Even today it's my dream to buy such an unpractical car :-) that weights a lot, uses a lot of gas/petrol and costs a lot. But today, with GPS navigation software, I could have a lot of fun driving off paved roads. Isn't it next man's toy?

    IN ANDORRA LA VELLA
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    Cheap petrol/gas

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 28, 2006

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    Fondest memory: At first I was surprised to see numerous petrol/gas station built in rocks on both sides of main highway on the top of the Port D'Envalira pass. Well, that time in 1994 the gas/petrol was about 25-30% cheaper in Andorra than in France and Spain. With my very low budget it was great news and surely I followed French drivers and fed my car with that "cheap" petrol.

    Unfortunatelly it does not work that way today. Gas/petrol is at the same price or it's maybe up to 5-10% cheaper in Andorra than in France or Spain (look here).

    GAS STATION, PORT D'ENVALIRA (2407 M; 7900 FT)
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    In snow and sun!

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 27, 2006

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    Favorite thing: When I passed the entry point from France and passed through the highest pass in the Pyreneen Mountains (see my off the beaten path tip) I drove down to the first community in Andorra called Pas de la Casa.

    Fondest memory: Sunny views over the surrounding rocky mountains topped with snow caps and bright green valleys far down were fantastic. I was surprised to see so much snow in May. Futher down I amazed bright green steep mountains and narrow valleys covered by green meadows.

    PAS DE LA CASA SKI AREA IN MAY
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    Tallest poles ever

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 27, 2006

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    Fondest memory: I drove route N20 and N22 from France to the highest pass in the Pyrenees located in Andorra (see my off the beaten path tip). I saw numerous poles put along the highway to mark the road edges while covered by snow. These poles where the tallest I ever saw, probably about 4 m tall at the pass. In May snow was removed from the road and luckily that day I drove there there was no fog but beautiful sunny weather.

    The very scenic mountainous road from France to Andorra is well maintained and open all year round. Rarely it's closed due to heavy snowfall. That time you have to drive through the toll tunnel in France, first to Spain and reach Andorra from the South.

    Most folks think that the highest paved road in Europe is located in the Alps. In real it's in Spain, not in the Pyrenees though. It's in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the southern Spanish province of Andalousia: Pico Veleta (3,398 m; 11,150 ft).

    SNOW POLE, PORT D'ENVALIRA (2407 M; 7900 FT)
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    bargain duty free

    by crazyman2 Written Oct 25, 2006

    Favorite thing: Entering Andorra from Barcelona, check out the duty free bargains! There's a place on the left, a mile or so after the border. It's a supermarket with a huge selection of yummies!
    I only wish that I could remember its name for you!
    Enjoy!

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    An overview of Andorra

    by dlandt Updated Mar 23, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Andorra is a small country, but you can't just walk across it. The country is maybe 35 or 40km in diameter, and consists of seven or eight towns, the largest of which is Andorra la Vella. The country is known for skiing, duty-free shopping, cheap gas, and being an independent country when it has nowhere near the population or hectares to qualify in the traditional sense.

    Andorra recently abolished a co-Principalty feudal constitution, and, though it retained the "princes" (one of which is a Count and the other a Bishop) now conforms to a more modern style of governance.

    Fondest memory: No town is particularly large, but each has a good selection of shops, restaurants, and pubs to kep you satisfied.

    Andorra

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    Receiving Mail - A Piece of Advice

    by aliante1981 Written Jan 12, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Everybody (well, almost!) likes receiving letters - I certainly do, though there are other, more modern and efficient means of communication - e-mail, phone, and such like. However, if you simply like getting letters or if you need, say, the originals or paper copies of some documents sent to you while you are on the move, you can use the poste restante service. Your best bet is to use the American Express service, which is available for free to clients - you should hold either their card or travellers cheques. They are reliable and present in all major cities.

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    Bargains, bargains......

    by tompt Written Sep 27, 2003

    Favorite thing: When trying to get into Andorra you might get stuck in a trafficjam. All these people are travelling to Andorra for the bargains. As there is no salestax in Andorra prices of most articles are very low.
    Tabacco, liqour are favorites. But if you are in the neighbourhood do fill up your gastank. Unleaded is 0.74 euro a liter in july 2003. At the same time it is 1.18 euro in Holland.

    cars into Andorra

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    Race of the post boxes

    by sourbugger Updated Sep 1, 2003

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    Favorite thing: As Andorra is so small it has a rather unusual arrangement for international mail.

    In many location there is both a French and a Spanish Postbox. Although you by Andorran stamps ethier postal service will deal with it.

    Post one in each and see which gets home first (no pidgeons were involved in the making of this tip)

    On your marks....

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    You must take the cable car...

    by tucha Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Favorite thing: You must take the cable car that departs from Enchamp and go to Pas de Las..the voyage over the montains e worderful.

    Fondest memory: The mountains so high..with the small villages in the bottom..I imagine with the winter cover by the snow...

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    Andorra is a small “country”...

    by cam.vdb Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Andorra is a small “country” in the Pyrenees, just on the border between France and Spain. It’s well-known for skiing, hiking, and ... taxfree shopping. Most people speak Catalan, but also French and Spanish.
    We always went to the same place, called Soldeu El-Tarter, about 16 km from the french border. It’s situated at 1860 m above sealevel, and the skipistes go up to 2500 m. The skiresort offers you about 70 km green, bleu, red and some black runs.

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    Pas de la casa its right on...

    by saint_eve Written Aug 26, 2002

    Favorite thing: Pas de la casa its right on the fRench border and the highest resort in Andorra. It is very cheap for everything. The lift passes are not outrageous, you can get decent food for little money and the booze is very cheap. Good Sport shops with capable people and the slopes are good for newstarters as there quite short runs which wear you not so much out

    Fondest memory: Loads of young people go there as it is not so expensive. All just want to have fun!

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    Here's a great view of the...

    by Helen196 Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Here's a great view of the piste - Pas de la Casa - the resort where we were staying is over and down the top of that mountain.

    The sun was so hot even though it snowed every night! Taking a break at one of the bars dotted over the mountain turns into a mini sunbathing session to try and get the rest of your body to match your tanned face !!!

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