Posts on Monaco by Kyle the Vagabond:
The second smallest nation in the world, Monaco more than compensates for its small size . Home to the world famous Monte Carlo casino and more mega yachts than you could ever ask to
view, Monaco boasts the flare of a true principality. Set at the base of rugged cliffs, rung on three sides by France and the fourth by the sea, Monaco is a true gem tucked away in a little sliver of the coast.
Euro; Exchange Rate: $1 = 1.32 Euro (August 3, 2010). For currency conversion visit xe.com
When to Go:
There is hardly a bad time to visit Monaco. Set in the heart of the Mediterranean, Monaco averages over 300 days of sunshine per year and is moderated by its proximity to the sea. Winters are mild around 50 F, while the dry summers rarely exceed 90 F. Most rainfall occurs in the winter months.
The Vagabond’s Personal Top Picks:
1. Visit Monte Carlo Casino
Bring the formal wear and your wallet…no nickel slots here
2. Bask on the beach
Though pebbly, Monaco boasts two beaches that are fine for suntanning and watersports
3. Visit the Prince’s Palace
Learn what its like to live like a Prince, and take in the surreal views of the entire nation from the vaulted balconies.