Saturday, 17 May 2014

Tiny Countries Part One: Andorra and Monaco

Going back in time, we visited Andorra on our way from Spain back to France.

Andorra la Vella, Andorra

The river was well contained, probably because there was so much civilisation built up around it. Though you can't quite see it in the photo, some parts of the riverbed had actual rocks, rather than the concrete that lined it. We weren't sure if these were put here by Andorrans to make it look more natural, or if they were washed downstream. 
We had quite a bit of difficulty navigating to the McDonalds to utilise the free WiFi, due to there being hundreds of confusing roundabouts and roads we couldn't turn around on. But we managed, and found a village nearby that sounded interesting to explore. 

It was a quiet little village, and not overly photogenic. You could call it 'rustic'.

Alright, these cows weren't actually in Andorra. They were just over the border into France. But Andorra is so tiny, and these cows are cool! I had to put them in a post. 


Monte Carlo, Monaco

We traversed France and after Nice visited this tiny country. 
According to Yannick, this is an awesome turn because something something Formula One racing. 

This building is called the Monte Carlo Casino. Fancy. It was packed with people, and the streets were lined with shops such as Gucci and Dior. 

Fancy rich people boats! Or should I say 'yachts'.