Photo of the Day (9.4.09)

Flickr user localsurfer took this spectacular shot from the Incles Valley in Andorra, the tiny 181-square-mile country located in the Pyrenees Mountains between Spain and France. Because I don’t know a damn thing about Andorra, and this photo has convinced me that I should, I’ve conducted a very small amount of research about the principality (read: looked it up on Wikipedia). Here’s what I’ve come up with:

  • Andorra is well-known as a tax haven, which would be useful information if I had any money.
  • Andorra’s inhabitants have the highest life expectancy in the world at birth– 85 years.
  • There are no airports or universities in Andorra.
  • Andorra’s name is thought to be derived from a word which means “shrub-covered land.” Sexy!
  • Travel writer Rolf Potts once walked across the entire country– and lived to tell about it!

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