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Expansive Points of Reference: Andorra

There's almost a zero crime rate in Andorra. 1

During the hour before school starts, as well as for one hour after, access roads to the schools are patrolled by the police. 2


While their neighbor France was winning the World Cup, Andorra was hosting the Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup over the weekend. The track drops 626m vertically and is the steepest course of the year. 3


16 year-old Valentina Höll from Austria won the junior women’s division with a 15 minutes+ lead over the next finisher.  She started her first cross country bike race at age 3, her first downhill at age 8, and had her first contract at age 12. 4


“I love mountain biking because I’m always out in nature. There are different trails to explore, and you can ride with all your friends.” - Valentina Höll 5


The sheep of Andorra lead adventurous and international lives. In summer and autumn they graze on the rich, green pastures of the Valleys, but they winter in Spain, or like the rich – in the south of France. 

To cross the borders, they need a passport like other travelers. 6


The Colours for the Planet Art Festival is currently taking place in Andorra to support UNESCO's values by describing 17 items reflected in the UN's 2015-2030 Sustainable Development Program. These will include peace and intercultural dialogue. 7


+ These expansive points of reference are intended to enhance neuroplasticity, positive thinking, empathy and situational awareness – to supplement the mainstream with some upstream.


Geoffrey Hill

Raisonné & Hammer Price Corporation

1.    https://www.redbull.com/nz-en/need-to-know-uci-world-cup-vallnord-2018

2.    https://all-andorra.com/safest-countries-in-the-world/

3.    https://www.redbull.com/nz-en/events/uci-mtb-world-cup-vallnord-andorra

4.    https://www.findyouryoungtalent.com/valentina-holl/

5.    https://www.findyouryoungtalent.com/valentina-holl/

6.    “The Road to Andorra”, Morrow.

7.    https://www.azernews.az/culture/134346.html

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