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Jul 11, 2009 - Monaco

Well monaco is cool. its basically for the super rich and beautiful. all the cars are bentleys and ferraris and aston martins. the place is clean and beautiful and you get the feeling that everyone here is filthy rich and probably so. i loved it because its really beautiful with the city around the marina and all the yachts. i still got a nice bowl of chilli mussles for 12Euros, one of the mussels i chewed and it was a bit crunchy i had a look at the other ones that i was eating and found that little sand crabs get inside the mussels and...

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Oct 9, 2008 - Nice

Left Avignon this morning in fine weather again after the rain yesterday. The old town of Avignon looks much prettier in the dry. Decided to head out to the old Roman aqueduct near Nimes. Outstanding !! Will post some photos later but this construction built about 250 AD was unbelievable. The amount of water the Romans used then was the same as now, but obviously a much smaller population. We had intended to go to a castle/fort but ran out of time. Went straight through to Nice about 3 hrs. Got lost in Nice as we input the wrong info in the...

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Jun 12, 2008 - Monaco

So after a sunny and rainy day in Nice (btw, making it 5/5 in terms of rainy cities) we got all dressed up to go to Monaco because Monaco is a fancy place for fancy people and we had to fit in. On the way into the country, our bus made sure to pull over near an island where Bradgelina are supposedly buying a house and all of us took photos of absolutely nothing hoping we could maybe see them and their 3000 adopted babies. We then continued our bus ride into Monaco. Our first stop in the country took us by the palace so we got lot of...

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London to Athens

May 22, 2008 - Monaco

Wow, what a beautiful place, I'm in Monaco, it's truely everything you'd expect and so much more. Stunning stunning yaughts, beautiful people, I could be a million billionaires wife already 100 times over but i'm not quite ready to sell out just yet. Ha Ha. I'll stick to my simple yet rewarding life. In fact Karin my collegue yesterday stated- 'you're too good for this world Carmen' Carmen being me. The place is built into a mountain and is just amazing and sooooooo expensive. Again we are having the party on the boat, 1000 people are...

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out for lunch

Nov 7, 2007 - Monaco

While staying in Nice I took a day out of town and visited Monaco (the second smallest country in the world). The first stop was Monaco, Monaco to see the changing of the guards at the palace and visit the oceanography museum. And the second stop was Monte Carlo, Monaco to see the casino and all the expensive shops. Our tour driver also made sure that we drove a full lap of the F1 race curcuit, which is 100% a street curcuit (with a lot of traffic too) so it wasn't quite as exciting as you would imagine. Unfortunately I didn't go into the...

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Oct 10, 2007 - Monaco

Monaco photos are of the ridiculously rich and famous toys that some people own. We visited the Casino where I was desperately trying to turn my 10€ note into a 500€ note (that we had seen a few punters flaunting). Seemingly this proved more difficult than I thought and so I had to settle for a crisp 100€..... Anyway Jez and I walked and photo mapped out the Circuit just for a GT comparison, and I have uploaded those in the next trip.

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RUGBY WORLD CUP

Jul 8, 2007 - Sheik It Up - Monaco

The day after we arrived in Golfe Juan, a mistral blew in. Mistrals are a local weather phenomenon that occurs when high pressure comes ripping down the Loire Valley and winds of fifty miles per hour may not be uncommon. These occur quickly, create large, steep seas and generally cause problems for anyone who is unlucky enough to be out on the water. This blow was predicted to last several days, but after non-stop chaos of the previous weeks, a few days laying up at the dock were appreciated. Golfe Juan is located only a few miles East of...

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Apr 30, 2007 - home to Monaco

There was a lot of last minute packing - actually - I had decided to remove my Australian boating manual - which managed to clear half the suitcase and replaced it with probably more junk than I will realistically need Doing the final wind up of paperwork took most of the morning but just sitting there watching the ducks in formation on the millpond lake (17 of them) out the window was making me homesick before I got to leave. I raced the black adder up the street and haggled with the guy - I wanted to have a wax on the car - he told me...

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Apr 10, 2007 - Chateauneuf de Pape to San Remo, Italy

April 10 - Chateauneuf to San Remo We had to leave 'our castle' after only one night, but not before the staff called ahead and arranged our tour of Chateau Beaucastel, one of Louis' favorite wines. The tour and tasting were great. After a 'pub lunch' in Chateauneuf, and a visit to a small family vineyard, and a short stop at the chocolate factory (Bernard Chatelain), we were off to Italy. The autoroute to Italy was busy. Lots of trucks, with many from Spain. We caught our first glimpses of the Mediterranean from the freeway, and looked...

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Mar 19, 2007 - Monaco

Martina and I grabbed some pastries and headed over to Monaco today. Not as nice as we were expecting. It's a country built up on a hill by a port. Lots and lots of just big highrises. Climbed a lot of stairs and got up to the palace but no royalty was in. It was really cold and windy. We stopped for a coffee to warm up before heading down to the port. There were some MASSIVE GINORMOUS boats in the port there. Namely Lady Moura. I really want a boat! Haha. We made our way up to Monte Carlo which is much nicer since thats where the casino...

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Dec 23, 2006 - From San Remo to Santiago de Compostela

We lost a week at San Remo, we booked into a camping ground, found ourselves underneath gum trees on a completely hard site, right beside the Mediteranean. To top it off, if we stayed for 7 nights we would get a substantial reduction, and of course the offer was too good to refuse. And the weather was great. The locals said that there should have been raining and there should have been snow on the hills, but it was a lovely time there and the weather was great. During the week we made two major excursions, one to Monaco and the second,...

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Pat Moore Family

Nov 28, 2006 - The Amazing French Riveria

The lure of warm weather and inexpensive air travel became too great a lure as dreary November weather settled into our British Midlands area. A short holiday to the French Riveria became just the cure. This area of the continent provides it all: stunning scenery, intriguing museums, inviting beaches, vivid blue skies blurring into the sea, luxury sailing yachts, world class casinos, and the site of one of the most famous automobile races. The wealth, luxury, and opulence is omnipresent whether viewing the array of exotic cars parked...

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