Andorra a country outside EU and Wifi, my snowboarding/sightseeing day

teodora
Teodora @teodoraFebruary 2019 ยท 3 min read

I just realized another thing about the brexit as I am having fun not having mobile data in Andorra. After brexit we will not have the same deals on the data agreements ๐Ÿ˜ซ

Anyway that's a bad start my journey started at 4am today so I am dead tired but still in one piece. Andorra is beautiful and kind of cheap so I am very happy to be here and bump my but on the snow every 2-3 min claiming that is called snowboarding.

My day started so well with a Fiat500 one of the cars that I wouldn't even know how much I adore them. They are crafted for girls I believe and leather chairs and heated seats just made me wanna drive more than the usual.

Even though is outside of European Union nobody stopped me to ask me if I am ok to cross over. My passport was ignored and they just looked at my face on a very fast pace encouraging me to step on the speed ๐Ÿ˜‚

The day was just unbelievable, the amount of sun staring at the white snow made me decide to stop at the ski slopes before leaving my luggage at the hotel.

The parking was pretty busy and I went directly to the snowsport the ones that I booked my gear with in advance.

Had a fast unhealthy lunch before building courage to just go with the ski lift and start the process of damaging my but and feet.

I was trying to do a picture with multiple selves, but I only managed to catch 2 of them.

Ok so I have to go down now, there is no other way...

This is how the day actually went. Up and down trying to lift my heavy dancer but. I wasn't alone in my dispear, some other were resting as well. At around 5pm I did decided that's the end and went to find my hotel. The city, Andorra la Vella is a mix of cute places and a big commercial venue.

Mickey is around here as well

Then I found the best spa place. It was created by an artist and looks like a pyramid. I booked a 50 euro full emerging session (sauna, pools, glides) for Saturday and really appreciate the interior.

In the end I found the sign and I moaned about my camera phone compensation for low light.

This is the picture with the recommended settings. And now my option, a bit more dark maybe but more beautiful I would argue.

Apparently there is a crypto friendly place.

I finished my day in a glorious Spanish authentic pub where I had "patatas bravas" with a beer. I remembered that is Valentine's day as I was the only one alone at the table ๐Ÿ˜‚ Felt so proud about dating myself.

Some of my friends will drull to that Spanish jamon from the last picture. I have no idea if it was good but locals seemed ready to praise it.

Ready to finally dive in bed after a very long but beautiful day. Maybe more about Andorra tomorrow.

Love and hugs,
Teodora


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I have just realized that I've never been to Andorra! So many time in France and Spain but never there ;) Why did you chose this place for snowboarding? Just curious..

It looks like you had an amazing sunny day. These are the best conditions for any snow activity in my opinion :) It's a pity that you didn't have a gopro, you could have made some cool videos from the slopes :)

The city looks small and cozy and COOL because they have Bitcoin ATM! :)

Thank you for sharing and congratulations on your curie vote!


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teodora
Teodora @teodoraFebruary 2019

The curie vote did come as a shock ๐Ÿค“ The reason I choose Andorra was because I haven't been to this country before and I already seen 48 of them. I am always curious about new places, something I haven't seen or experience. I like to put myself in difficult situations so I can learn more about me :)


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honeydue @honeydueFebruary 2019

I was going to say good on you for having fun, but then I saw that photo of the food and damn, now I'm hungry. It's 2 AM and I shouldn't be, but I am :))) Andorra looks beautiful and I really am glad you're having fun. There's something extremely powerful about understanding how great it is to date yourself, I think :)


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teodora
Teodora @teodoraFebruary 2019

Yes food at 2am is always a good idea ๐Ÿ˜‚ I just wake up and I need some...


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For such a tiny country, there sure is a lot of variety in the scene. The canal in the city is quite amazing with all the obstructions in it.

The potatoes look so yummy with the sauce on them. Perfect for beer and good for you to go it alone.

That is some crazy art in the spa place. Not too serene lol.

Thank you for creating this post of a place on my list. I hope I get to go there and was so glad to see this.


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teodora
Teodora @teodoraFebruary 2019

I hope everyone that wants to get there have the wishes fulfilled. Is such a lovely day and I am sure you will have fun. Malaysia is on my list too ๐Ÿค—


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Haha! Maybe we will switch! I have been here since August and love it. Very friendly people, great food and a cheap life. I can ski - not snowboard, but I love the heat down here :)


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ferrate
ferrate @ferrateFebruary 2019

Haha...... Such a quite should I say trip or adventure. Interesting sightseeing and a great fun at the end. Finally you did what every human does and slept the fun off.
I really enjoyed reading every single word in there and I imagined myself as you in there. Am glad I read your awesome blog today. I wait to see more of you though


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teodora
Teodora @teodoraFebruary 2019

Thanks I might sleep again this evening ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ See you around, glad people from Ghana are on steemit


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ferrate
ferrate @ferrateFebruary 2019

Haha..... Sleep is a great thing to every being. Will follow you right after this reply.


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wisejg
WiseJG @wisejgFebruary 2019

this without a doubt, is one of the best travel post I've read in a long time. WHAT AN ADVENTURE. I liked the way you were telling the story. little by little each picture was going according to your words. Well done! I hope to read more of your trips.


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teodora
Teodora @teodoraFebruary 2019

Wow what is with everyone this evening? I still cannot believe how many people have read my post. Thank you a lot for your kind words, I do hope to feel so inspired again. See you around


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wisejg
WiseJG @wisejgFebruary 2019

the photographs and history do good work. It is a very rewarding reading, trust me.


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Can I tell you a secret? This is actually my first time hearing of this country๐Ÿ™ˆ (or maybe I have heard of but have forgotten, dunno). I mean, There are about 200 countries or so, keeping up with all of them might be a little bit too much... Lol!

Snowboarding is something I wish to try someday, it looks so thrilling and fun and I will definitely love to have that experience. There definitely is no snow here, so well, I will have to wait until I get to travel someday. Fingers crossed!!

That spa really does have beautiful and interesting interiors. Spending tome there sure is gonna be memorable. Its great to know that the town is also crpto friendly...

What a great day you had!!


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teodora
Teodora @teodoraFebruary 2019

Well is not very famous outside Europe because is a very tiny one :) I do hope you try snowboarding one day is a great fun and a challenge. I would like to visit Nigeria once, maybe I will find a spa over there and invite you to join me :)


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Oh, I get it! Well, I am glad I did get to discover it, thanks to you. I hope you do get to visit, do let me know when you do and I will be glad to hang out with you, I can imagine it will be fun!


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Try to visit CALDEA, warm baths, hammam, sauna and massages place...
https://www.caldea.com/


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teodora
Teodora @teodoraFebruary 2019

Yes there is my ticket for Saturday ๐Ÿฅฐ


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Hi @teodora
we are not skilled skiers but reading your story was a lot of fun. People love to see how other people approach things and your story is nice and detailed, but above all full of beautiful photos that make you want to leave immediately! Have a nice holiday! Congratulations and Thanks for sharing with us!


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Ohhhh Spanish jamon!! Anything ham or bacon! I'm a big fan of PIGS so I hate being a fan of PORK but omg it smells so good and tastes so good.
I love this: Fiat500 ... crafted for girls I believe and leather chairs and heated seats - and a free pass to have your passport waived as you cross borders! How fun! Love all the photos and selfies. :)


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Beautiful place.
No wonder the chavistas chose it as a business/refuge destination.
We did not know about this place in Venezuela until news started to emerge about money laundering and secret (now-not-so-secret) accounts by Venezuelan politicians.
What really gets on my nerves about this is the double standar and hypocresy of our politicians and the complicity of those around the world who still defend our type of socialism.
These politicians travel around the world, they see the marvels other societies have done, even with less territory, population, or resources; they learned to enjoy the pleasures of the bohemian life and the abundance of things, but they do not copy one single idea they can implement back home to make people's life more bearable.
They demand sacrifice and condemn people to a life of misery while they enjoy these beauties.
Sorry about this rambling. Your post is just great,
but now you know what the word Andorra does to a venezuelan who is not chavista.


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