Wake Up: 7:30am
Between Florence and Nice we pass under 188 tunnels. Nice is in the French Riviera and is in the region in which perfume originated. We stopped in Saint-Laurent at the perfumery Fragonard. This is a household name in France, but not so well-known internationally. After a tour and display of the range and factory I purchased two parfumes, one for day and one for night.
We dressed in our finest for a night in the most glamorous destination so far. The bus drags a ghost car down the length of the Monaco Grand Prix track before leaving us to walk past the palace to dinner. Tomato and onion pizza, nicoise salad, pork fillet and apple tart. Truly amazing.
Mel, K&C, Shrimp and I went to Sun Casino at Fairmont Hotel and gambled away a little money for the sake of it. I put in 10 euro dollars and lost all but 5 euro cents. Needless to say I’m not a gambler. Bed was much anticipated for the most exciting day we had planned for tomorrow.
Capital, Country: Monaco, Monaco
About Monaco: Second smallest country in the world. It is a principality. It is the most densely populated country in the world. 85% of the world’s super-yachts moor at the harbor each year. It costs 1 million euro to apply for permanent residency, prior to purchasing a residence. It is one of the tax havens of Europe. Serious gamblers are often known to buy-in at the tables of Casino Monte-Carlo for hundreds of thousands, if not millions.