Holiday Travels – Monaco

Monaco is a place I’ve always wanted to visit. I remember as a little girl seeing it on the tv every year as the boys in my family watched the Monaco Grand Prix. It looked like such an opulent town full of super sized yachts, expensive cars and supermodel looks. A place where money could buy anything the heart desired. Well it certainly lived up to my expectations. The only thing I wasn’t expecting was the enormous amount of tourists choking the city. As we walked around the streets and the marina our eyes just boggled at the money surrounding us.
What I didn’t realise was how hilly Monaco actually is. It’s built on a hill straight up from the water, so walking around town always involved a lot of up and down, not the best for mum. One evening  we headed down to the well known Monte Carlo Casino in the centre of town. We decided not to go in but just stood out the front with the rest of the world watching the rich and famous come and go.

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A rare Porsche 550 Spyder made famous by James Dean – you don’t see these around very often

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On the F1 track!

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Hotel De Paris – I would have loved to stay here!

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Monte Carlo Casino

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Hmm, which one should we drive tonight darling?

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