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Travel Blogs from Menton
Left this morning Genora where Christopher Columbus was born, stopping in Pisa...Amazing Leaning Tower...lots of pics. Left Italy Travelling thru over 170 Tunnels thr the mountains. We're going to Monte Carlo tomorrow night for dinner...passed it today with all the yatchs in the Harbour
Have a free day tomorrow..will stroll the beaches on the French Reviere.
Weather has been great since ...
... more luxury brand cars parked outside the very exclusive hotels. We felt a little underdressed in the company of so many well dressed people and thought we may not be welcome to even have a look inside the casino. We even avoided the large brasserie overlooking the casino in favour of finding somewhere else to eat that was not so 'touristy'.. Unfortunately we never did find anywhere else, even by the marina shore not along the stretch of road we could see they'd ...
... for the border. We kept looking at the map on the GPS thinking "We should be on that road which runs right along the edge of
the coast, instead of the freeway which runs further inland". We soon
realised that this wouldn't have been such a great option. If you
believed the map, the coastal road passed through a number of small
villages and hamlets - very charming. Truthfully tho, we couldn't see a
break between the villages. ...
... own marble rom these mountains. It is said that just by looking at a block of marble, he would know what it wanted to be - his job was simply to liberate the figure from the marble. I think that's beautiful.
This whole region was so beautiful, the Italian Alps, and there were literally houses right on top of the mountains. It was honestly so beautiful i wanted to cry, and a few tears definitely came out. I think I must have been Italian in a past ...
... floods of the river below. Makes you wonder why a country that had such amazing engineering skills two thousand years ago can't build Alfa Romeos without them rusting and breaking down - maybe better if they built them out of stone.
Back in the car for the 300 kms to Menton, on the Cote d'Azur, after Cannes, Nice, Antibes and Monaco. It's belting with rain for most of the journey, which is a bit hair raising at 140kph with Mercs and Audis flying past at ...