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1 Aug ’14

We like taking unknown roads, for example the route from Andorra to Aragon, 300 kilometres through Spanish countryside, away from the coast and the crowds. The bad weather terrorising France the entire summer, stops here around the Pyrenees, as of now nothing but blue sky. The first stretch of the beautiful N211 (aka the unknown beauty), starts just after the city Lleda and goes through the fruit chamber of Spain, via nothing but fruit orchards along both sides of the road (stop at one of the fruit farmers to an ounce of peaches). We pass the eccentric town Mequinenza where the Ebro and Segre coalesce and the eponymous dam is built. The scenery looks out of this world and the road swings through a quiet, moon-like landscape, with little villages or houses and ever-changing views. From Alcañiz we come back to civilization and drive towards Monroyo where our first stop is: Consolation Hotel, overlooking the green hills of Aragon. This relatively young design hotel got a lot of media attention thanks to its specific, modern architecture, which apparently many international travelers love. No ordinary building but individual cubes apart (although a bit too close together if you ask us), and all with a view of green Aragon. The cube has a wood-burning stove for colder nights (it can even snow here in the winter), futon-style beds and a bath built into the ground. The hotel is full of trendy thirty- and forty-something guests who clearly are not interested in traditional and classic hotels. They sit with a bottle of wine reading on the terrace, lounging by the pool, and especially enjoying the fact that Aragon a quiet region where you not have to visit and sightsee but can just do nothing and enjoy the solitude.

Hotel Consolacion
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