Travel Blogs from Menton
... roast meats, pizza, salads and an assortment of sandwiches/breads. The food we get at diners/service stations in Australia just doesn't compare, apart from Jaegers at Tailem Bend who do great food. Anyway, we left Italy with a full stomach and several kilos heavier! Our hotel is in Menton which is on the coast, not far from Monaco and Nice. The hotel is nice and had decent wifi, the last few hotels have had pretty **** wifi so we ...
... drove past was a Porche Caynne or a Bentley or something silly. And the people. Cannes was made to look very 2nd class, with some serious work done on almost everyone!l, We rather stood out in our shorts and tee shirts. Made our way back down the hill and went to a supermarket. we decided to grab a baguette cheese and some wine and eat on one of our balconies. The price of wine blew me away. I got a 7 year old medal winning Bordeaux for 5.80 ...
... that because they are close to the grand prix circuit that they are formula 1 drivers themselves!!!
It was a beautiful sojourn in the area of the rich and wealthy and I wouldn't mind having the money to stay in one of the beautiful hotels right on the waterfront or sailing in a mega yacht with my very own jacuzzi and crew to cater for my every whim! Ah well it was nice just to admire it and I know we are very blessed just to have seen the area!
... Today was a driving/exploring day. From Menton we drove along the coast to Monaco for a bit of a look. What a disappointment. You can't even
tell when you are in Monaco. It just blends into the urban sprawl. Even
the architecture doesn't change. From movies and books and such, you
expect this fantasyland place of streets paved with gold, magnificent
buildings, and exotic sports cars to be lining the streets. but its not
like that ...
Sunday 24th July 2011
Monaco & Nice, South of France (By Rob)
Money Monaco & Nice Nice
I didn't want to leave Bruna & Paolo’s place but the trip must go on. Another big big thank you to Bruna & Paolo for letting us stay in there fabulous home, we will never forget it.
Next stop was a lovely drive along the coast to Monaco, where the rich & famous throw money around like it was chocolate! ...