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Home » Articles » Destinations » Europe » Skiing, Skolling and Splitting Skulls in Andorra
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Skiing, Skolling and Splitting Skulls in Andorra
Submitted by bindero on 2007-07-09 04:19:49 (via www.withoutarope.com)
Andorra is said to have some of the most dramatic scenery and best skiing of the Pyrenees and it rarely disappoints. Needless to say that the morning being ideal to hit the slopes leaves the afternoons free for a range of inebriating activities. Beware - it is a tax free country and one can easily find himself enjoying hangovers in a hospital ward!
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Submitted by roxy on 2007-07-09 07:00:35
oh, man.. your head looks awful.. although I've experienced the charm of getting drunk every night and living it up, sometimes I do get afraid of the consequences.
I bet the locals hate tourists for getting drunk and giving a bad example to their teenage children :)
what was their attitude towards the visitors?
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Submitted by withoutarope on 2007-07-09 07:08:09
i think the locals rely so much on the tourist trade that their attitude reflects this welcome... then again, the ambulance guy was apparently just laughing at me. all the locals at the ski shops and bars are very friendly and happy to speak english anyway.
Submitted by roxy on 2007-07-09 07:32:02
well, yes. I gues they've already got used to visitors exagerating in this tax-free heaven.
what was the fuss about the heat? you described it as if everything was melting, but I can see you could ski anyway..
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Submitted by withoutarope on 2007-07-09 08:24:01
i arrived in barcelona and bussed a couple of hours to andorra... barcelona was hot!
Submitted by roxy on 2007-07-09 08:39:51
yes.. being on the coast, Barcelona is hot...but, tell me, do the Andorrians have more affinities with the Spanish or with the French since they are packed in the middle?
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2007-07-09 09:26:56
Andorra is a gorgeous place, huge mountains, nice bars, small, nice people, comfy lodges. Everyones experiance is different, cleary your trip was extrodinary and probably not the nicest visit to the lovely country. What you do with your time is up to you which usually results in the fun you endure. The mountains are indeed vast, with wide trails, conditions vary with any mountain and time of the year.
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Submitted by pioneer on 2007-07-09 14:04:34
Andorra, Andorra, Andorra, what is about Andorra that I love so much, is it the fascinating scenery, the near vertical ski slopes, the Andorrans themselves, the beer, the food, that giddy feeling you get when you get out of your car in Arinsal after driving from Barcelona. Well for me its all of the above and more, Andorra has a certain mystery that will always keep me intrigued with the country/principality. Oh yes its best to have a drink and get drunk after you have been skiing, not before, that way you wont have an Andorran hospital experience! Andorra is a must see, must go at least once in your life, type of place, but I am not satisfied with once or even twice, I just keep going back!
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