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  • Adaptor plugs in Andorra

    Andorra uses 230V, 50HzTypical plug is European 2-pin:http://electricaloutlet.org/type-cInterchangeable with this plug is the European 2-pin with side grounding:http://electricaloutlet.org/type-f

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  • Stone architecture

    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. The stone architecture of Andorra (or wider the Pyrenees) is one of my foundest memories...

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  • 4x4 off road cars

    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...

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  • Cheap petrol/gas

    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...

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  • In snow and sun!

    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. Sunny views over the surrounding rocky mountains topped with snow caps and bright green valleys far down were fantastic. I was surprised to...

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  • Tallest poles ever

    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...

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  • bargain duty free

    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

    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...

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  • Receiving Mail - A Piece of Advice

    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...

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  • Bargains, bargains......

    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...

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  • Race of the post boxes

    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)

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  • Principat dÀndorre

    There are many small and nice towns/villages to see.Take your time to look at some of them.Principat d'Andorre.

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  • You must take the cable car...

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

    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...

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  • The ski season tends to begin...

    The ski season tends to begin around December and last through March, though many resorts buffer nature's contributions with manmade snow that prolongs the season well into springtime

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  • Fong-Mantus's General Tip

    Ordino. Our second day in Andorra was one of the most beautiful days I have ever seen! There was not a single cloud overhead!

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  • Pas de la casa its right on...

    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...

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  • Here's a great view of the...

    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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  • At 181 square miles, the...

    At 181 square miles, the independent Principality of Andorra is the largest of Europe's mini-states, (not counting Luxembourg), and also in may ways its most unique. In actuality a co-principality in which the President of France and Spain's Roman Catholic Bishop of Urgel serve as co-princes, or joint ceremonial heads of state with a role analagous...

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  • There are many things to do in...

    There are many things to do in this country apart from skiing. The mountains are beautiful and there a lot of villages with a lot of churches that you can visit. There is a huge spa center in Andorra called Caldea. You can stay there the whole day and enjoy the swimming pools, massages, saunas. Wonderful!

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  • Have the use of a car, Or...

    Have the use of a car, Or better still for Summer, A motorcycle. Avoid Andorra la Vella. Hard to Park with narrow busy streets. Lac De Pessions Hike (From Crau Rouig Ski Station off of the main road between Soldeu and the France Border)Steepish climb to seven ascending lakes. Views are the best I have seen anywhere!

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  • Hiking to the Pessons Lakes...

    Hiking to the Pessons Lakes with a backpack full or food and two filled wine skins. Frankly I miss the summer sky. Yeah I know, my tone in the rest of the entries is more irreverent and sometimes depreciative but make no mistake: Andorra is my home and I love it fiercely. When you leave the city and go into Nature... wow. The stars you can see...

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  • Narviking's General Tip

    Since I was a kid I always loved geography and often I wonder what it was like in that tiny country called Andorra. Finally I was able to set my foot there and my best memory is infact just being there and having some good and relaxing days together with my spanish friend. THE PHOTO: FINALLY I AM HERE, IN ANDORRA !!!

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  • HERE IS A VIEW OF THE CAPITAL...

    HERE IS A VIEW OF THE CAPITAL TAKEN THROUGH THE GLASS OF AN UPPER FLOOR OF A BUILDING...

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  • Bring Pesetas :P

    My first Winter Wonderland, first skiing lesson, and first beginners' slalom! (every participant received a little souvenir to prove it). The honour I received to go down the slope first and do all those curves by my Thai guys, thanks mate....=)

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  • margaretvn's General Tip

    I may very well be wrong about Andorra, the weather was bad and we wanted to do more than just shop. We had some lovely views of snow covered mountains which we enjoyed and the trip along the smaller roads from Barcelona was wonderful.I like shopping (which woman does not) but it is not the main reason for a trip

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  • Go shopping in the capital of...

    Go shopping in the capital of Andorra and amaze your self of the low prices, the friendly people and the size of this living big city in the middle of a wonderfull nature. When you want sales, you beter go shopping in the little streets where it's even cheaper. What I miss the most when I'm away from Andorra is the beautiful nature.

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  • Many years ago it was a...

    Many years ago it was a paradise to go shopping, but nowthe best is going to enjoy the fantastic mountains, walking,photography, search for a quiet valley, relaxing in a lonelyand old church. If your travel is on winter, Andorra is aparadise of skiing.

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  • The first appearance of the...

    The first appearance of the name of Andorra is found in the grant of 843 A.D. made by Charles the Bald to his faithful count Sunifred of Urgell of the valley of Andorra situated in the county of Urgell.Beginning in the 10th and 11th centuries, the dominion of the bishops of Urgell gradually extended over the valleys of Andorra and from the 12th...

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  • The Principality of Andorra is...

    The Principality of Andorra is a state located in the heart of the Pyrenees between Spain and France. It has a surface area of 468 sq.km. and a population of 65,877 inhabitants.The capital is Andorra la Vella. Andorra is divided into three valleys forming a Y-shape, holding the Northern and Eastern Valira rivers which join up to form the Great...

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  • ANDORRA is a great place to go...

    ANDORRA is a great place to go anytime of the year!But I should say that I like it best in winter, it's a skiing country, lots of skiing resorts in a really small country! It is small but I think that every single inch of Andorra is beautiful!You absolutely must enjoy nature and sports, trekking, skiing,...also don't miss all the little villages,...

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  • sabe's General Tip

    There is not only a country called Andorra...for all flower-lovers here's something for you! The pink flower Andorra. Nice isn't she?

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  • Andorra la Vella and all...

    Andorra la Vella and all around (which is not so much).The sightseeing is absolutely marvelous. I spent my honeymoon there, during February and since I come from a country it little snow it was absolutelly wonderfull to be surronded by snow.

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Andorra Hotels

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  • Salvia d' Or Hotel

    Salvia hotel is very good located. Even the hotel is a 3 star the looby seems a 4 or 5 star....

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  • Hotel Montane

    Carretera General d'Arinsal, Arinsal, AD400, Andorra

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Parma Hotel

    My friends, passionate skiers, following my suggestion went to Andorra for skiing in February 2006....

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  • Roc De Sant Miquel

    If you don't want to pay out for 5* accomodation, then this is a great place to stay. It is a small...

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  • Montecarlo Hotel

    I really enjoyed my stay in this hotel. The cozy room was perfect, with a cute decoration and very...

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  • Hotel Obaga Blanca

    Ctra. del Forn, S/N, Principat d'Andorra, Canillo, AD100, Andorra

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Aparthotel Casa Vella

    Carretera Coll d'Ordino, Ordino, 300, Andorra

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Ahotel Prisma

    14 Avenue Del Fener, Les Escaldes, Andorra, 0, ad

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Prisma Aparthotel

    14 Avda Del Fener, Escaldes-Engordany, AD700, Andorra

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

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