Oh those teeny tiny European countries can be really hard to get to! The small principality of Andorra which is sandwiched between France and Spain in the Pyrenees, can be reached from either Barcelona or Southern France. There is a small airport but destinations with direct flights are limited. I decided to take the 4 hr bus from Toulouse down to Andorra La Vella to explore this place for a couple of days. The ride itself was pretty cool - this was my first time in the Pyrenees! Most people come here in winter as the skiing is superb and it's still much more affordable here than in most other European winter sport hot spots. I visited during low season in late summer and instead of snow-capped mountains I saw green hills surrounding the city.
The local languages are Catalan, Spanish and French. The food is a big mix of everything and unless you get off the main street you'll find little authentic cuisine.
Andorra is also a mecca for duty free shopping. So if you're looking to buy handbags, perfume or designer clothes, you might as well tie that in with your stay here.
But let's check out what the capital Andorra La Vella looks like! :)
Downtown Andorra La Vella
...and this is what a spa resort looks like in Andorra: