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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 ...
... the grand prix. (The stands were still there and the stacks of tires were still to be seen).
We did see the most luxurious mega yachts we'd ever seen in our lives...and dozens of them! They were three & four stories high with multiple alfresco lounging and dining areas and some with a level with a jacuzzi. One even had the profound name of "I told you so!". I reckon he did tell 'em! After finding some unusual tunnels and connections between elevators ...
... like one continuous urban sprawl -
nothing charming about it.So we stuck to the freeway.
Crossing the border was a non event - into a tunnel on the Italian side, out of
the tunnel on the French side with just a small welcome sign. We'll
never get our passports full of stamps at this rate!!
Did I mention that Menton was a "small" place? WRONG!! It too is a
sprawling metropolis. Nothing ar all what ...
... it truly was that beautiful.
However, once you see the houses up close they're not nearly as nice as from far away - they're very old, and some are missing half a roof and look very dusty and unhomely. However, far away their red roofs against the green jagged mountains is simply like a scene from another world. I guess that's Italy! When we entered the mountainous region, we were also right by the coast, and when we weren't driving through one of the 150 or ...
... 200 kph. But it fines up and is quite hot by the time we reach Cannes. Lots of shops closed as it's a religious holiday, but still thousands of visitors on the waterfront, and enough amazing yachts to make Kerry Stokes look like he's playing with toys. We have an excellent meal - Debbie a risotto with scallops, me some local fish - before hitting the road and taking a quick look at Nice and Monaco, including a drive around the F1 track still bearing the scars of ...