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! Sally and I were told to empty the car and they searched every crook and cranny they could find.
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For 715 years, from 1278 to 1994, Andorrans lived under a unique co-principality ruled by the French chief of state and the Spanish bishop of Urgel. In 1993, this feudal system was modified with the titular heads of state retained, but the government transformed into a parliamentary democracy. Long isolated and impoverished, mountainous Andorra achieved considerable prosperity since World War II through its tourist industry. Many migrant workers (legal and illegal) are attracted to the thriving economy with its lack of income taxes.



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My Fo!rmative years were spent between two wartime airfields, so each night was spent sleeping in shelters, and school was always tense as dogfights were being fought overhead,
We made our own amusement in those days, and presents were second hand wooden toys if any could be found.
My teenage life found me on Motorbikes and fast cars.
My Later life was dogged by peaks and troughs of health problems.

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  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourabout 2 years ago

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsabout 2 years ago

    A beautiful place, but not so nice you were searched! Great history!

  • Hell Pamela, thank you for stoppimg by, I’m sure they kept us thyere longer then was the norm,

    – mrcoradour

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 2 years ago

    Ha HA! This is a great photo, cleverly presented, Malcolm. Interesting tale of Adventures in Andorra, too!

  • Hello young Shelaia thank youi for stopping by, we didn’t think it funny at the time, But now with hindsight, I suppose it was an experence, LOL

    – mrcoradour

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 2 years ago

    Fantastic Work

  • Thank you so much Kathy

    – mrcoradour

  • George Petrovsky
    George Petrovskyabout 2 years ago

    An interesting story and image Malcolm. What were you trying to smuggle out of there? At least they didn’t make you delete all the pictures from your camera! :)george

  • LOL I was tempted George, a ltr bottle of Sotch is only £6 GBP, and Smokes are even cheaper, I did fill my Tank with fuel at half the price over here, but resisted the bringing any Booze back, because after this point you have a no-mans-land and then go through the French customs as well, but I think it’s drugs their looking for.

    – mrcoradour

  • karina5
    karina5about 2 years ago

    Malcolm, thanks for telling this story! Young people can’t imagine how life was some years ago. We, residents of the GDR, made the same experiences. Thanks God it’s over.

  • Hello Karina, I’m so pleased you found this interesting, many thanks for stopping by

    – mrcoradour

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesabout 2 years ago

    Oh, yes Malcolm, I can remember that happening to us once.

    Super shot, what a quaint old building. Super editing !

  • Hee Hee then I’m pleased someone else went through it as well, Many thanks for stopping by

    – mrcoradour

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful place,great photo and interesting story!

  • Thank you very much indeed Anna

    – mrcoradour

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 2 years ago

    Wonderfu7l capture!!

  • Ahhh many thanks Cheesecake

    – mrcoradour

  • Elaine Bawden
    Elaine Bawdenabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you very much Elaine

    – mrcoradour

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