Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sightseeing in Monte-Carlo

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Our getaway to Monte-Carlo last year was great! In fact, this second time around was even better simply because I was already somewhat familiar with the area so I didn’t get lost as much as I did like the previous year! I was more relaxed, less anxious and overall truly enjoyed my stay in Monte-Carlo. Smiley 

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Souvenir & Such
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After checking in to Hotel Novotel, B and his colleague Nathan with me in tow, made the fairly long walk to Grimaldi Forum to get the guys registered for the SPORTEL convention. It was Nathan’s first time in Monte-Carlo and since it was B’s third time, he was the unofficial tour guide for the trip!

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Grimaldi Forum
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SPORTEL Registration 
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B & Mariuca @ SPORTEL 2013
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Cool CableCopter
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Me and my News Van
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Tyson Time!

Registration done, we took a scenic walk around the area. By the way, it was great having Nathan with us on this trip. Aside from great company, he was more than happy to snap photos of B and I so there was not much need for selfies that day! ihikhik

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Mariuca B in Monte-Carlo
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B & Nathan
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B the Tour Guide
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The three of us spent the rest of the afternoon snapping photos of each other and admiring the many tourist hot spots in the area; all the while marvelling at the beauty that is Monte-Carlo. The grandeur in every stop is unmistakable and a simple tourist like me can’t help but wonder what it’s like living in one of the world’s most expensive cities. rindu

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The lovely Fairmont Hotel
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Out at Sea
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Easy breezy in Monte-Carlo
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Ni Box Leisure Complex
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Mariuca & B @ F1 Tunnel
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Posh and Pricey
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Picking our ride!

We managed to cover most of the tourist spots that evening. Although I snapped plenty of photos I was certain a huge portion would be blurry. I was none too worried however since I’d be returning to this same spot the next day for more photo sessions. ihikhik

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Japanese Garden
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The Fisherman by French sculptor Gustave Dussart
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Buddha Bar
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Casino Fun
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A 'curious' tourist!

Exhausted from our long plane journey from Kuala Lumpur to Amsterdam and finally Nice, we called it an early night before making plans to meet up the next day. The guys would start their work the following day and I’d be on my own, free to roam the streets of Monte-Carlo at my own pace. Smiley 

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Selfie in Monte-Carlo ihikhik

Until my next travel post, I do hope you’ve enjoyed viewing our vacation photos. Next up - my visit to the picturesque Japanese Garden in Monte-Carlo! Smiley 


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