What a fantastic day!
After breakfast, and laying all our clothes, cameras, shoes, bags and anything else that got wet out in the sun! We headed into the beautiful seaside town on NICE for a day for sun and surf ( but not really waves.)
We hopped off at the train station and spent the first half of the day wondering down the main street - through the little shops full of odd bits and peices like old phones and magizines. There was also some great clothes shops too which is great! We eventually got to a huge array of markets, which ended up being an epic trash and treasure with super old stuff. It was cool but of old people!
IT was defs time for the beach so we hopped down to the crowded pebble beach, and tanned for a bit - but also swam! The water was a really deep blue colour which I hadn't seen before, and it was actually a lot warmer that I thought it was going to be. However, it was super hard to get out of the sea because the waves were dumping right on the shore and because the pebbles were so hard to walk on it tooks us so long to get out before a wave came and took you back out to sea! we saw an old woman get dumped REALLY HARD - it looked painful!
After a quick lunch we had a little more shopping time to look for a MONTE CARLO Dress before beign picked up at about 3 pm.
Brown and salty we powered back to the campsite and had the quickest turn around before heading straight back out to the tiny country of Monaco.
Monaco is the second smallest and one of the richest countries in the world. In fact Micheal Jackson was knocked back three times in becoming a citizen. People who are lucky enough to live there do not have to pay any tax because the whole place earns its money from the HUGE casinos! Which is where we went tonight.
After a beautiful picnic dinner looking over the bay we headed into Monaco for firstly a tour of the castle which was great, and then headed to the famous casino called the Monte Carlo. They filmed two bond movies there and it is the most expensive casino in the world!
I was suprised once we went inside as how small the place was though, I was expecting something like the atlantic city casino, but no, It was not trashy, it was glamourous. There were chandelers everywhere, people in suits, every little detail was done with time an care, the ceilings were all painted like the famous churches we have wandered around.
It was so great just to walk through and pretend to be famous! I got a ( expensive) drink and throught I would try my go at roulette ( of course after franny had a go! She won a lot of money!)
In the end I got two scared playing, but still left with 20 euros more! Franny left with 40 euros more! Who said Casinos were bad!
We met everyone else - Including two people who collectively lost 700 euros! and it was bedime!!!!!
This has offically been the best part of the tri so far!!!