Hotel De Londres Menton
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Well just a quick write-up today.
We had a long journey from the Alps to the French Riviera and the border village of Menton. We added about two hours to the trip as we decided to hug the Italian Riviera coastline, sometimes crawling along through the traffic at a snail's pace. Those Italians loves their scooters.
People of all ages riding them without a ...
... thumbs there, not only because of our pastines but we are the only people not in bikinis and my yellow travel towel is less than half my height. Not so helpful as the beaches have no sand, only pebbles. Not that that stopped us spending all afternoon sunbathing and swimming :) Tomorrow we are off to Monaco for the day, if we get time we will see the palace and casino, but first on the list is the Oceanographic Museum - one of the worlds biggest aquariums, with a 400,000L shark ...
... 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. ...
... All the woman here are fabulously dressed and look like celebrities. And the men, well let’s call them the Hugh Hefner types of this world.
I felt awesome that even without money or little money you can party, and still feel like a celebrity, dancing on tables nothing is strange, because hey; rich people get away with everything. So just follow the crowd and blend in.
Yesssss Monaco, I really did fall in love with you.
Monaco is my country of the rich and famous. ...