As we were driving around and looking at the scenery, Nate and I both thought that it looked a lot like Park City, Utah. It didn't have that old European look like France or Spain does but it looked more modern and hip. All the buildings looked new and similar to the architecture to Park City. We felt like we stepped out of Europe for a while and into America. There were even people skiing and snowboarding on the mountains that we drove by like in Park City. There isn't really an official language there, but it seems like Spanish was the most common. They also speak French, English and many others there as well. A big melting pot it seemed.
We were starving so the first thing we did there was eat. We just picked a restaurant and didn't even know where to go. Well we picked wrong I guess, because it was the worst meal that we had on our entire trip. It tasted like some young poor college meal. Awful. Plus in Andorra, smoking is allowed in all public places, including restaurants. They did have a cool long narrow looking Coke can though.
We were excited that day because every meal that we ate was in a different country. Breakfast was in France. Lunch was in Andorra. And dinner was in Spain that night! You can't say you do that that often!
The best part about Andorra, and the reason why most tourists come is.........
They don't have any taxes! So things are way cheaper there. It is known to be a country that people come to "shop till they drop," and then leave. That is another reason why it reminded me of Park City with all the cheap outlet stores they have there and all the shopping. So I took advantage of this no tax thing and did some shopping while I could.
We had a lot of fun in Andorra and now we can at least say that we have been there and know what it is all about. It isn't a place that I want to travel to any time soon, but it was fun while it lasted. I think it would be the perfect place to come for a winter weekend to ski, shop and relax with your family.