Day 4 in Monaco started with me taking my usual morning walk in the beautiful bustling-with-tourists Monte-Carlo. By now, I’ve grown pretty confident with my surroundings and I usually end my walk at a little convenience store down the road from Hotel Novotel, which was where we got our snacks and drinks.
|Snacks in hand!|
|Evening in Monte-Carlo|
It was also B’s last day of work so we made plans to visit Port Hercules or commonly known as Port of Monaco, once he was done with work. Nestled between the Rock of Monaco and the hill of Monte-Carlo, Port Hercules is not only the biggest harbour in the Principality but it is also one of the most famous yachting destinations in the world.
|On the way to Port Hercules, Monaco|
Getting there was fairly easy because we were walking downhill but walking back to Hotel Novotel was a different story altogether and let’s just say that lazy old me definitely had my dose of exercise for the day, slowly huffing and puffing my way back to our hotel!
|Stop for Snack|
|Sainte Dévote Chapel|
|Break from walking|
As you can see, the view of Port Hercules from where we stood; was absolutely breathtaking!
|Sunny day @ Port Hercules|
|Port Hercule de Monaco|
|Mariuca ♥ B|
There was a range of restaurant bars and ‘umbrella cafes’ along Quay Albert and the place was flocking with visitors and tourists alike.
After weighing our many dining options, we decided on La Panino, which was a great spot to just sit back, enjoy some food and drinks while enjoying a close beautiful view of the big expensive yachts and sail boats docked on the harbour.
|Chillin' @ La Panino|
|Dining with a view|
Compared to the pricey but not-so-yummy Monte-Carlo dinner at La Bistroquet, this pizza dinner at Quay Albert was totally delicious and definitely more affordable! We decided right there and then to have dinner here again should we return to this beautiful place one day.
|Pizza Marguerite - YUM!|
Our pretty and friendly waitress also spoke good English, snapped photos of the two of us using my Lumix and happily offered us their famous chilli oil to go with our pizza, which I gotta say ... was heaven in a bottle!
|Me and my Chili Oil - YUM!|
Port of Monaco is located in the heart of the Condamine district, which also boasts a nearby Casino, the Rainier III Nautical Stadium sports complex which houses a heated saltwater Olympic-size swimming pool, a traditional supermarket, shopping and other leisure facilities as well.
|B by the boats|
|Lost in Monaco|
|Olympic-size Swimming Pool|
|Palace of Monaco|
|Slots of Fun!|
After our delicious pizza dinner, B and I took a scenic leisure walk around Condamine the second oldest district in Monaco. Of course, scenic sights were aplenty and being a typical curious tourist, I was busy snapping photos everywhere!
|Beautiful shopping spot|
|Shopping for ladies!|
B and I continued walking until we reached a quiet residential area and a Gazebo garden where we snapped more photos before making our fairly long walk back to Hotel Novotel – exhausted from our day out in La Condamine and Port Hercule de Monaco!
|Ooooops windy...snap again please!|
|B calling Benji!|
|I need to sit!|
|Posh Monaco homes|
|One last pic!|
Next up … visiting the city of Cannes in the French Riviera!