Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Los Pirineos

Since we live so close to the Pyranees, we decided that we needed to go visit them! So one weekend we rented a car and drove up there.

We were looking for a tiny little town named Sallent de Gallego, just a mere 30 minute drive from the French border. It was quite a beautiful drive through the Spanish country side, ending in breathtaking views of the Pyranees. Once we got to Sallent de Gallego, we had a quick bite to eat and then went as quickly as we could to try and get some hiking in before the sun went down. After hiking, we drove over the French border to have a coffee, just so we could say we'd been to France! We also ran over the border because there was no border patrol....

Ruins that are normally hidden under the water of this lake

Another set of ruins but this time up on a hill

View of the town of Sallent de Gallego with the Pyranees in the background (photo credit to Brian)

Another view of  Sallent de Gallego

Kevin and I hiking with a beautiful view in the back

The girls! Emma, Drea, and me!
Sallent de Gallego from above

Hello France!

And welcome back to EspaƱa...


  1. Beautiful! I wish I could have gone! Next time, and thanks for giving me some travel inspiration :)

  2. Gorgeous, gorgeous photos! I'm itching to get to the Pyrenees, and this post has only added fuel to the fire.

    Being so close to the French border, did you notice any linguistic differences in the Spanish?

    1. For being so close to France, there isn't much difference in the Spanish. But everyone will speak some French. It's same on the other side of the border, but they will most likely speak Spanish with a very heavy French accent.