In this latest series, I will be going through all the countries I’ve travelled to on my mission to visit every single country in the world. In this article, we will be covering countries #55 and 56: Andorra and Monaco. If you haven’t gotten a chance already, read this story first to find out why I’m trying to visit all 193 UN-recognized countries.
VIDEO – Country #55 and 56: Andorra and Monaco
Blog post on Andorra and Monaco
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Barcelona to Andorra
I took a bus from Barcelona to Andorra for 30.85 Euros. The journey was pretty scenic as I left my country #54 which is Spain.
After a lengthy ride, I made it to the mountainous country of Andorra.
The first thing I did upon arriving in Andorra was to find a restaurant. I was starving after the long transit and needed some food. The Andorran people in the restaurant were quite indifferent as I ordered my food.
Exploring the area near the bus depot
After eating, I explored the nearby area.
Andorra is pretty nice, I like the vibe of this place. At the same time, I’m not sure if I would ever return. It’s really out of the way to visit this country.
Andorra to Toulouse
Before long, I made my way back to the bus depot to get ready to head out of Andorra and back into France.
I purchased a ticket to go to Toulouse for 36 Euros. The bus was pretty neat as it was quite different from the one I took to enter Andorra.
Toulouse to Nice
After spending a night in Toulouse, I took a long train ride to Nice which cost me 20 Euros to reserve alongside my Eurail pass.
The train ride was scenic and a friendly French man who sat beside me kept urging me to look out of the window to enjoy the French Riviera.
As soon as I arrived in Nice, I was elated at how beautiful this city is. But, before I can admire Nice, I need to drop off my belongings in my hostel. I had one more mission left in this area and that is to visit Monaco.
Nice to Monaco
With my Eurail pass on hand, I took the second to the last train going to Monaco. As I arrived, I noticed how fancy the train station looked compared to the one in France.
I walked around the port and saw the famous yacht parking lot.
It makes sense why there are so many yachts here. Monaco has the most millionaire’s per capita and is oftentimes touted as the millionaire’s playground.
After I felt satisfied with walking around and taking pictures, I made my way back to Nice.
My trip to both Andorra and Monaco is rather short because my goal here was just to tick them off as countries visited. My next destination from here would be Denmark where I would be meeting a friend who I met in a hostel in Medellin, Colombia.
I can’t see myself returning to both these countries so my trip to both places is definitely once in a lifetime. And I’m okay with that.