This was a cat sitting gig – seven of them – for 10 days. It was a beautiful setting – mountains surrounding a huge house.
I flew to Barcelona and rented a car. It was supposed to be a 20-minute drive from Sant Julia de Loria, the closest town, at a 50-degree grade in 1st gear with hairpin curves and no street lights. Needless to say, I couldn’t find it, and it was getting dark.
Then I found out my phone didn’t work in Andorra. I came across a man walking his dog who luckily spoke English and had a cell phone. He called the hosts who came to fetch me where I parked the rental car with emergency lights blinking.
The hosts congratulated me in the end, saying another housesitter ended up in Switzerland before realizing she was lost.