Monaco is only a short train ride from Nice, so I had to get out there and rub shoulders with the rich and famous!
The train cost a mere 3 Euros and took us to Monaco within 15 minutes! As you arrive in the station, one can only see and feel that money is no issue in this small country. The station itself is enclosed within a mountain and its walls are all spotless and marbled finished.
As you walk out of the station your first steps are onto the street that is a part of the Formulae 1 Grand Prix track of Monte Carlo. Having raced on the racetrack so many times on simulation games I felt I knew my way around, seeing that the track covers the majority of this nation.
In this picture I can be seen just outside the Monte Carlo Casino which had only the best of the best cars parked outside. From Lamborghini’s to Bentleys there was a photo opportunity with any of the super cars of the world.
After finishing dinner, overlooking the Monaco harbor which is home to hundreds of private yachts and ships, the bill was brought to the table… I am glad I stuck to a starter (tuna salad which had a Moroccan flair) and a side (ratatouille) to eat otherwise I would still be there washing dishes to help pay off what could have been a very expensive meal- to put it lightly. Totally worth every cent though I must just add!
The atmosphere I experienced in Monaco is something I had never felt before. On walking back to the train station I passed an outdoor cinema, which was free of charge, so I sat down in one of these futuristic looking seats and enjoyed 15 min of a French movie, a great way to finish off an eye opening day in the tax free world of Monaco.