We´ve just arrived home after an awesome 2 days trip to the mountains with breathtaking views all around. The midsummer I´m get used to in Finland is with my family on a bungalow, in an island, without running water. This year’s midsummer was pretty similar, but instead of an island we were up in the mountains with my “Andorran family”.

On Friday, we were invited to a friend’s house to join them for the midsummer celebration in their garden. It was a calm and funny night with a lot of champagne, firecrackers and a competition of who did the best tortilla de patatas. Tortilla de patatas is a very popular Spanish dish, it´s basically just a thick omelet with potatoes and sometimes onion. They all tastes very different although they usually have the same ingredients. In this competition, everyone could freestyle a bit so I added salmon and dill to mine, to make it a “Nordic” version. The funny thing here is, that I had no idea how to make one, so I spend around one hour checking videos on youtube to make a proper and good tasting tortilla de patatas. I even practiced one day before to make one. And guess who positioned last one in the whole competition? Yes, of course, that would be me. I´m not the best chef, probably actually the worst, but I was still proud of that I was able to make one that was eatable. Not like some of the people in the competition that didn´t even do their own, instead they bought one in a restaurant or even in the supermarket. And yea, they won me anyway….

Saturday was a bit lazy although it was midsummer, since we stayed up late on Friday. I obviously had to drink “some” champagne to get over my loss in the tortilla de patatas competition.

Sunday, we headed up to the mountains with a group of friends from Andorra, where all the images are from. The pictures doesn´t show how extremely beautiful and breathtaking the mountains, lakes and surroundings were, but it’s better than explaining at least. It was around 1,5-hour uphill to 2310 meters. It´s called Junclar, situated in Vall de Incles (close to Soldeu). There´s 3 beautiful lakes and a cozy cabin where we stayed overnight. The cabin (Refugi de Junclar) was very nice for the price we paid, it cost 40€ per person for a bunk bed, dinner, drinks and breakfast. Not like in Iceland where we have to pay 80€ per person for only a bunk bed, not even the shower is included in the price.

The weather on Saturday was lovely, not too hot neither too cold. Coming back on Sunday was a bit more difficult though, since we had to leave the cabin in the morning around 8 when it was raining and very windy. Poor Mamba was so cold so I had to take her inside my rain jacket wrapped around in a blanket. It was a nice experience, although the weather literally sucked today when hiking down. It´s a good exercise also for our 5 days hiking trip that we´re going to do in August in Iceland.

Andorra is truly a very beautiful country, and after these awesome 2 days, I´m already waiting for the next time that we can head up to the mountains!

Hope you enjoy the photos!


2 COMMENTS

  1. Robert Freeman says:

    We spent such a great time with you guys. We must repeat it very soon. So glad you loved our very authentic Andorra, the one we love, the real one up on the mountains.
    Salut.

    • Nina says:

      Thanks Robert for showing us the hidden treasures of Andorra! I´m already waiting for the next trip with you guys! 🙂

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