Gordon & Barbara in Paris

Gordon & Barbara in Paris
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Monday, May 28, 2012

Bifocal Reviews Monte Carlo, Monaco

Day three Monaco: There was a lot more to Monaco than I expected. One thing I was starting to appreciate was that cruising on a smaller ship allowed us to dock very close to the center of things. Though, I have to admit that Monaco is not very big. In fact, it is the second smallest country in the world (the Vatican being the holder of the smallest title. One disadvantage to cruising also became apparent. The tours are wildly expensive and extremely time consuming. There was no need to pay the requested 120 plus euros for a private tour in Monaco. We literally walked 10 minutes to an elevator (a lift to Europeans) and were at the doorway of the Oceanographic Museum made famous by Jaques Cousteau. Honestly, we did not find the lift until AFTER we'd climbed the steps, in the rain.  From there were bought a fare on the kiddie tour train that circles the country in twenty minutes...for eight euros per person. In addition, because it was raining I was allowed to return later and ride a second circuit, this time stopping at at world famous Monte Carlo Casino for my one spin of the roulette wheel. Enjoy a short video which gives you the Big Picture of this tiny country, renown as a must see location for the rich and famous. 

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