By Regina Winkle-Bryan
I’ve traveled a ton around Catalonia, but for some reason had never been to Northern Lleida. One crosses Lleida on their way to Andorra, a tiny country between Spain and France big with skiers and those looking for duty free tobacco. I’ve still not been to Andorra, but should be there this winter, though honestly I’m not much of a skier (read: I do not ski).
A couple weeks ago we did a little road-trip up to Solsona, passing the castles and salt mines of Cardona on our way. I was pleasantly surprised by Solsona, a cobblestone village on the foothills of the Pyrenees. It’s gorgeous, and close by ski station Port del Comte. While there was no snow to be seen on the mountains while we were there, it was certainly cold enough for flakes to fall. But there were no snowflakes, just a bright Spanish sun in a bitter winter sky and a lot of good food and peace and quiet. Take a peek at what Solsona is made up of in the photos below:
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