Monte Carlo, an unbelievable place
Trip Start Sep 25, 2009
34Trip End Nov 04, 2009
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Hotel was fantastic. 5 star luxury with sauna and steam room, which I enjoyed. Roof top pool overlooked the Mediterranean coast line. Ferrari's frequently pulling up out front with people arriving to gamble at the casino (the hotel has its own and is right next door to the main Monte Carlo casino). €500 notes being handed over at casino tables.
I went to the main casino on one night with high expectations
I had a relaxing time. Bit of shopping, eating, drinking and walking around just admiring the wealthy end of the world. It is expensive tho. Meals and drinks are way over-priced (about $17 aussie for a Johnny Walker & coke!). You even have to pay to use the toilet at the shopping centre and main tourist areas. I won some money at the main casino, then lost it (and some more) at the hotel casino... Black Jack luck was definitely not with me in Monaco. But I did see Princess Caroline (after a bit of internet research, I am pretty sure it was her and not Stephanie) at a fancy shopping mall. She was leaving and all her security were precdventing anyone getting close. She then drove off in a silver Porsche...no joke. She looked a bit old and tired. Maybe too much Monaco sun in her life. Anyways, the pictures say it better than i ever could...