This is a guest post by Mr.Q, a quizmaster by profession and a passionate traveller
Andorra – Jewel in Pyrenees!!
According to legend, Charlemagne founded Andorra in the year 805, but the first documented proof of its existence is from the Act of consecration of the Cathedral of Santa Maria d’ Urgell in 839. Then in 1278 on the basis of sovereignty the Principality of Andorra was born and after many a changes in 1993 the Principality turned into an independent, democratic & social state with an established constitution. Today Andorra is divided into 7 parishes & has the highest life expectancy in the world!! Read more...
This is a guest post by Mr.Q, a quizmaster by profession and a foodie
Pyrenees here come the riders!!
As we head from Barcelona to Andorra, where the Stage 7 ends, the bus crosses into Andorra almost 2 hours into the journey & the Pyrenees in its glory is there all around for everyone to see. There are no trains & flights to Andorra, just the road that too just the 2 lanes!!
This is a guest post by Mr.Q, a quizmaster by profession, a passionate traveller and a hardcore Tour de France fan
Barcelona – Hola, Hola!!
When I wrote my first piece in this tour dairy – I wrote of the book by Alexander Frater “Chasing the Monsoon” and now that is becoming a realty!! We reached Nice and it rained, we reached Montpellier it rained & today in Barcelona – its pouring cats & dogs. For someone who is not chasing the rains – the race seems to have created a low pressure some where close by us!! Read more...
This is a guest post by Mr.Q, a quizmaster by profession, a passionate traveller and hardcore Tour de France fan
Perpignan – the centre of the Universe!!
Salvadore Dali, the surrealistic painter from Italy whose works are psychedelic to some, once claimed that when he was traveling in the city he suddenly had a vision and everything became clear to him and that Perpignan was the centre of the whole universe!!
Today, it becomes the centre of the whole cycling universe. For the Tour de France with its army of cyclists are descending on this with a population of around 1.5 lac people. Read more...