The drive from Nice to Monaco was especially pretty. The sun was shining brightly and there were so many people out enjoying it. This was a Sunday, so we were able to catch glimpses of people at their leisure.
Every turn seemed to hold a new beautiful building, a pretty sea view and dramatic hills.
We got to Monte Carlo, Monaco around lunchtime, which is exactly how my husband planned it!
The winding streets held one beautiful house or building after another. The streets were impeccably clean for the residents and casual visitors.
Around every corner exuded money. The casual BMW passing by seemed like a commoner's car next to the Ferrari's, Lamborghini's
and yes, even a Rolls Royce convertible! (drove by too fast to get a good picture :(~ )
My husband knew from that point on that he was in car heaven and now wants a small apartment there, hahaha!
We had a beautiful lunch outside on the malecon overlooking the yachts and the sea. There was a race happening and once again, people enjoying the beautiful sunny weather.
After we strolled around a little we headed (reluctantly) on to our next stop overnight, to Genoa, Italy. My favorite stomping grounds....
I love Italy... the language, the passionate people and the amazing food!
I was able to find a great bargain on a 5 star hotel and we lived in luxury for the night. There were L'Occitane products in the beautiful bathroom, soft down comforter on the king sized bed and a pretty view.
Again, we were there for only a night, but the next day, we took our time leaving...we strolled around the streets, enjoyed the busy Monday morning and stream of people, and bought some delicious cheese and salami for our home in Atyrau. (yes, we carried it with us for the rest of our trip! That is what we crazy expats do on our vacations!)
Thanks for following along on our journey...it really was an amazing adventure!
There is much more to tell so keep checking back ~