During our stay we went to most of the local shops and had some delicious meals at a couple restaurants/ bars. We ordered a traditional Spanish desert called Chocolate Con Churros, which are spanish doughnuts dipped into tasty melted chocolate. On Sunday we went on a long hike towards a peak called Tuc De Molieres, which involved some of the more steep terrain I've ever attempted to navigate. The views were spectacular, and the glacial runoff water was pure and refreshing.
Story time. On Sunday, we took a local bus one stop past Vielha to Conangles. In order to get back to Vielha after our hike towards a Tuc De Molieres, we had to catch the only bus back at 18:42 (6:42 pm). Funny, because the bus drove right past us as we were standing there!!! After a failed attempt to hitch hike back to Vielha, we decided to go into a "hut" called 'Refugi de Conangles." Inside was a nice lady named Elana (sp?) who, again, spoke little to no english. I was able to speak with her about our predicament, and she was kind enough to call a taxi to come pick us up. It was a confidence boost for my spanish speaking abilities!
Overall, it was nice to get away from the big city and experience a completely different side of Spain. At the end of the excursion, it was time to head back home....to Barcelona.
Click on the photos for a larger view, and a glimpse of the breathtaking scenery!