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5/16/2005

Monday in Monaco

Filed under: — Jaime @ 11:12 pm

Monte Carlo

After a number of cancelled flights and a few hours of sitting on the runway, we have finally arrived in the tiny, Mediterranean principality, Monaco. After last week’s gloomy trip to Badakhshan, I wanted to take us to the extreme opposite in lifestyle. What better place than the legendary home of high-rollers and tax shelters?

Monaco is not all that large geographically so it won’t take us very long to see all the major sites. Here are two galleries that cover the basics: Visit Monaco Photo Gallery and Al Hoguin’s Monaco Gallery. I also found these images from Monaco’s Exotic Garden Jardin Exotique de Monaco.

There is a reason Monaco is considered a playground for millionaires – no one else can afford to hang out there. A nice hotel room will cost you 400€ to 500€ a night. Real Estate is just as costly. It’s funny how we can be rich in the eyes of a Badakhshani and nearly paupers to a Monegasque.

Frankly, I wasn’t all that impressed with Monaco. For all the Travel channel and Robin Leach narrated specials made about this locale, I thought it was sorely lacking in open space and public beaches. Let’s blow our last Euro in the casino and book on outta here.

Until next trip…

3 Responses to “Monday in Monaco”

  1. jmflynny says:

    Green.

    Positively green with envy.

    You guys have a great time!

  2. Jaime says:

    I’m not really going anywhere. In fact, I never go anywhere which is why I started this Sunday Postcards series a few weeks ago. I’m just a dreamer. If you’d like me to book a virtual flight to anywhere in particular, I’m game. :D

  3. jmflynny says:

    I have a very limited imagination.

    You’ll have to book the flight…but I’ve always wanted to see the ruins in Italy….

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