<WH in Germany> luxury Monaco

(Originally wrote on 07/14/2012 and modified on 05/04/2015)

I got the local tip from Irish boy in Villa Saint Exupery Gardens. Just head to Monaco from Nice by bus. Something in your mind? Yes, Formula One, Monte Carlo Rally, casino, tax heaven and luxury yachts. I think it’s tricky to explain Monaco. It doesn’t belong to EU but complies with some of EU policies. They use Euro, join Europe Council and speak French. Protected by France but have own constitutional monarch.

The Irish boy wanted to study economic in Nice because Ireland is in bad situation. He said maybe it’s better to get sunshine instead of staying in bad weather in Ireland. He is searching for the rental house so he stays at hostel temporarily. However, even I haven’t been to U.K., I surprisingly met the people from England, Ireland, Scotland, which are the part of U.K. Thank you for who corrects me when I always pronounces Monaco to Morocco because it’s very similar in Mandarin, haha…. Maybe it’s time to back to the issue when I asked at first. Do you think south France people are artificial but friendly? Whatever you speak with sugar-coat or just being polite, perhaps just let it go. It’s amazing France. Just enjoy and don’t think too much.

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Famous Casino is here. Here is MONACO!!! You can take Bus 100 from Nice to Monaco. Just 1 Euro. It takes 40-50 minutes by bus. However, the coastlines are extremely gorgeous. It deserves to see. There are full of expensive cars outside the casino. Look at this luxury sportscar from Dubai! Everyone takes pictures with the car before the host come back. I met group of tourists from Taiwan, because they spoke “Taiwanese”, it is so kind that I say Hello to them.

Today (July 14th) is “Bastille Day”, National Day of France. This day memorializes that Bastille, on behalf of feudalism, was fallen by people of Paris, and then started episodes of the French Revolution on July 14, 1789. Time to celebrate!

I just said “If I don’t get drunk, I will not go home” today morning. Now I suffered from my own action. I went to buy Rose Wine in the supermarket. It’s very cheap, and it only costs 2.69 Euro. I forgot I don’t have corkscrew. Although I watched that someone used shoes to take out cork, I don’t know whether I don’t have enough power or my method is wrong. It took two hour to drink my wine by pushing cork to the wine bottle by toothbrush. I almost wanted to broke the bottle directly.

ps. How to arrive Monaco from Nice? Only one tram in Nice. 1 Euro per person. You can get off at “Opéra-Vieille Ville”, and then the bus stop is on your left. You can buy ticket from bus driver and it takes 40 mins to Monaco. You also can take train. 3 Euro per person. It only takes 17 minutes. (All is price in 2012, please visit here to get newest price.)

世界有名聲的賭場就在摩納哥,從Nice坐100號公車到摩納哥,只要一歐,大概只要四十到五十分鐘,沿途的海岸線美到翻,賭場外停滿一大堆名車,看看這台從杜拜來的豪華跑車,大家可是趁主人不在,紛紛來個大合照。今天還遇到從台灣來的旅行團,因為聽到他們講台語,覺得實在太親切才上去攀談。今天是巴士底日,也就是法國的國慶日,是為了紀念1789年7月14日巴黎人攻陷代表封建制度巴士底監獄,開始了一連串的法國大革命,早上還發表了不醉不歸的留言,現在徹底感受到什麼叫做愛假掰,跑去超市買rose酒,超便宜的,只要2.69歐,但我忘了我沒有開瓶器這種東西,雖然看youtube利用鞋子就可以把軟木塞拿出,但不知道是我力氣太小還是方法不對,花了整整兩個小時,才用牙刷頂端,將軟木塞弄到酒瓶裡,差點沒將酒瓶打破。

[註1]Nice目前通行的只有一條Tram,搭一次都是一歐,坐到Opéra-Vieille Ville下車即可,下車後在行車方向左手邊搭公車,可上車買票,暑假班次頗多。另外也可選擇搭火車,只要三歐(約17分鐘)。以上為2012年價格,最新價格請見這裡

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