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Monte Carlo, Monaco

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Monte Carlo, Monaco ~ When I think of Monte Carlo the first thing that comes to mind is James Bond and the Monte Carlo Casinos.

Monaco is a city-state located on the French Riviera.  It is breathtakingly beautiful.  The water is the bluest of blues.  I felt like I was dropped off in the middle of a fairy tale.  You may remember the actress Grace Kelly who married Prince Rainier III in 1955 and became the Princess of Monaco.

This city-state seemed to me to be located on a cliff off the Mediterranean.  It's absolutely the most beautiful place I've ever seen; being there was very surreal.  Only spending a few hours in Monaco, I didn't visit any of the casinos, but I did get to witness the Changing of the Guards at the Prince's Palace, the official residence of the Prince of Monaco.

Have you heard of the Monaco Grand Prix Formula One race? It is considered one of the most prestigious races in the world.  I was fortunate enough to see where the race begins and after visiting Monaco, I truly understand its prestige.  While in Monte Carlo, I also witnessed some very exotic automobiles that you don't see just anywhere...

Oh, and in case you're wondering, you can own a studio flat/apartment with 46 sq meters living space for a cool 1.43 Million Euros - you’re going to have to do the conversions yourself, but hey call me when you get settled and I'll come visit you!!

One more thing, although French is the official language of Monaco, everyone I encountered spoke English, so no worries there.

Bonjour, Happy Travels!

Photo by Krista Watkins

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