Preparing for the Big Barcelona Boulevard Bound
03.05.2011 - 19.05.2011
With less than three weeks until we head to Barcelona the preparations are really heating up. This is our first properly planed holiday, and whilst we are both lucky enough to travel extensively with work having time to actually plan our own trip to our own destination of choice is a blessing.
The plan is simple - ferry from Dover to Dunkerque, camp our way for 2 nights through the South of France, visit Andorra (for the pure reason of ticking another country off the list) then three nights of "Glamping" in a Safari Tent at EuroCamp in Costa Brava before hitting six nights in Barcelona. Then for the trek back, through a very different part of southern France and finally back to our UK home.
Parts are booked, parts are not. And that is the fun of a road trip. It is a tricky balance between over preparing and letting the car, as you may, take us where it wants. But hopefully we've found the right balance. Accomodation in Spain is fully organised, and where to stay in Andorra is on the edge of being booked. France is guess work. Here we'll take it as it comes, with a rough idea of direction we'll hope for the best in meeting those destinations. And in plenty of time.
But it is exciting at the moment to be looking at "possibilities" - what can we do? what can we see? where shall we go? and getting court up in the excitement of this.
Today has been filled of Google Research Tabs into Andorra - places to stay and things to see. Mountains appear to be apparent, along with a little bit of snow. But Caldera has really taken my fancy - a natural thermal spa designed to look very "space-age" with a top restaurant included. Now that does sound like a winner!
We'll have to see. Hopefully booking that tomorrow and then onto investigating the possibilities of France.