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Andorra Hikes – Estanys de Tristaina loop

Andorra Hikes – Estanys de Tristaina loop

What is the first thing you want to do in a new country? We always like to pop out for a hike. So when we visited Andorra on our Catalan Road trip, we wanted to squish at least one hike into our time there. The Estanys de Tristaina trail (or Tristaina Lakes trail) is an easy walk into a mountain bowl that holds three lakes, right on the Andorran border with France. If you fancy a more difficult walk, you…

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Catalan Road Trip – Spain to Andorra

Catalan Road Trip – Spain to Andorra

We had an amazing time exploring and hiking around Catalonia in Spain. But while we were in the area, we thought it might be interesting to explore another mini country, Andorra. Andorra is a Principality located in the middle of the Pyrenees. It is famous for tax-free shopping and amazing hiking in summer or skiing in winter. This Catalan road trip allowed us to see fantastic mountain views, sample tasty Catalan food and visit the only country in the world…

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Caldes de Boí – Hot Springs, Food & Waterfalls

Caldes de Boí – Hot Springs, Food & Waterfalls

Vall de Boí is a gorgeous valley in Catalonia (Spain) filled with beautiful views, waterfalls and plenty of fantastic places to eat Catalan food. Most people visit this area to see the stunning UNESCO Catalan Romanesque Churches, or the spectacular Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park. However if you keep going to the end of the Vall de Boí, you’ll find an area full of hot springs at Caldes de Boí. One of Marc’s mother’s cousins works at…

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Geothermal pools in Iceland – Hvalfjarðarlaug

Geothermal pools in Iceland – Hvalfjarðarlaug

There is so much more to geothermal pools (otherwise known as hot pots!) in Iceland than the blue lagoon! I mean, I am sure the blue lagoon is awesome too…but once I found out that it is basically runoff from the Svartsengi geothermal plant, I was a little less keen. I wanted to experience a more traditional geothermal pools in Iceland. If you fancy relaxing in hot pot surrounded by beeeeautiful snow covered mountains, read on!! I’ll share how we found…

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