Tokyo is so big that you can find different cities within it. Asakusa, Shibuya, Ginza, Shinjuku… and Akihabara. What in other cities of the world would be just names of districts, here they get a distinct level of complexity. The luxury of Ginza, the crazyness of Shibuya… and the freak of Akihabara. Do you want any anime comic? You’ll find it here. Any merchandising material of any rare anime series? You’ll find it here. Do you imagine what else you can find in Akihabara?
As I explained in this post, one month ago I spent the weekend in London with my cousin in a kind of girls birthday trip. I had already visited London some years ago but for her this was the first visit to the city so my mission was to plan a route that allowed us to see as much as we could in such a short time. For the second day we had booked our tickets to go up the Sky Garden for the best views and later we would visit the City of London, but as per the first day, we devoted it to a one-day walking tour that took us from our hostel in Russell Square to some of the main hotspots in London. Do you want to come with us? Just keep reading.
1. Covent Garden
We got up early and had some breakfast (and coffee, of course!) in the nearest Pret A Manger. We started our walk through the streets of London by heading to the South, to Covent Garden. We deviated a bit from our route to see the British Museum and take some photos of the building. Unfortunately, in this trip there was no time for museums. I had already visited the British Museum in my previous travel to London and of course I would like to visit it again, but this will need to wait for another trip.
Andorra, the country of the Pyrenees. This is how Andorra sells itself to the world. Andorra la Vella is the highest capital in Europe with its 1023m above sea level. Its economy is linked to banking and mountain sports like skiing in winter with two of the best ski resorts in Europe: Grandvalira and Vallnord. It is a popular destination for people from Catalonia and France, as it has border with both countries and the low taxes attract crowds of people from the closest metropoli: Barcelona. Shopping is one of the main attractions of this diminute country in the middle of the mountains.
We spent last weekend doing shopping, sightseeing and visiting Romanesque churches in Andorra. But our starting point was La Seu d’Urgell, the last town in Catalonia before crossing the border. In La Seu d’Urgell we slept in the Parador, an amazing rural hotel with a fantastic cloister. Temperatures were between 0ºC and -14ºC all the weekend and the landscapes were full of snow. Do you want to discover Andorra with us?