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... revenue; the real money comes from tourism, international conventions (one is here right now), sales of stamps and Value Added Taxes on extraordinarily expense designer goods. Oh; there is also a high commercial tax paid by foreign companies doing business here which includes, logically enough, over 40 international banks.
The place is tiny; half the size of Central Park in New York City. It is all hills and cliffs and twisty turny streets plowed ...
... to sand beaches. Getting hungry we found a super market and following in the baguette trend we brought some cheese and game and avocado and sat on the curb eating delicious baguettes after searching for ages to find a laundromat and not a dry cleaning we gave up and went back to the hotel. We asked the lady who ran the hotel if she knew of any places and she said she could do it for cheaper. We were delighted but later we found that the price she ...
... that serves as a barrier to keep non-residents from driving into the village. It’s about the width of a telephone pole, two feet tall, and sinks down into a hole in the road to allow passage when the nearby card reader is activated. (As residents, we were proud to have one of the coveted cards). When we lived there, a prime source of entertainment for Emily and me was to sit on the terrasse of the Café de la Place, drinking coffee or having frites and beer, and ...
... to think we are only a 1 hour drive to the Swiss alps for some incredible skiing.
Onward we climb higher into the mountains, peering down on the amazing French Riviera coastline, to the tiny medieval village of Eze situated on a rocky peak above the Mediterranean with its winding cobblestone streets, quaint shops, ruins, and an amazing garden. A garden that is filled with sculptures, desert plants, ...
... as well as boutique shops. Much busier place than yesterday when the rain was belting down.
About to head out to a bar and get some food. Picked up a couple of beers from the deli down the road (I love that about Europe, not so hung-up on selling alcohol as we are in Australia). Think I will catch a train to Cannes and St Tropez tomorrow.
PS – happy birthday to the twins! I still think of u as 30 or less and then I remember that I’ll be thirty next ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking