DALLAS, May 10, 2008 / FW/ — Written and all photos shot by Marsha Bentley Hale in 2004, under the title ‘Andorra: Shangri-La in the Pyrenees’, part of the article is re-printed here to see once more the store windows in Andorra la Vella, the capital of the principality of Andorra.
Shopping ‘til You Drop
The Principality of Andorra is a tiny country, 179 square miles. It is a rare jewel tucked high and away in the Pyrenees Mountains between Spain and France. The mountains are reach as 2947 meters (approx. 9823 feet). Access to this country is not easy; there is one road to Barcelona, Spain and another to Toulouse, France. It is a good 3 to 3/12 hours in and out by car if there is no traffic.
Shopping ‘til you drop is a favorite past time of many people who visit Andorra. At the edges of the country and in downtown Andorra La Vella the duty free stores are never ending.