Monday, May 30, 2016

Monte Carlo, Monaco - Eurotrip Day 3

My birthday was March 9th - what better way to spend the day than in Monte Carlo, Monaco.  When I think of Monte Carlo the first thing that comes to mind is James Bond and the Monte Carlo Casino.

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 Grand Prix?  The Monaco Grand Prix is a Formula One race - considered one of the most prestigious races in the world.  We got to see where the race begins; and after visiting Monaco I truly understand it's prestige.   While in Monte Carlo, we also got to see some 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.

Safe travels!
Welcome to Monaco
The Future Pince and Princess of Monaco
Prince Michael & Princess Kallie
+Kallie Jones

Prince's Palace

Monte Carlo, Monaco
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Monte Carlo, Monaco

Monte Carlo, Monaco