Monaco > a Casino, a F1 Circuit and a Royal Family
Potato chips paradise
1. Due to its location amongst several European countries and along the Mediterranean, you can find a nice variety of influences mixed throughout the country. Of all things, we most enjoy the influence on food😋, and you can find flavors from France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, and even North Africa. Perhaps less interesting to some, but delightful to Alex😜, they also carry flavors of chips sold by different brands from all these countries, giving you many chip flavors to check out😍. (Check out our feature on Alex’s hunt for interesting potato chip flavors around the world🌎).
A true multilingual country
2. Although French is the sole official language of the country, English and Italian are commonly spoken by the people. Additionally, since the country has nationals from well over a hundred countries, you’ll be surprised to find that some people speak languages from all over the world.🌍
Let’s take advantage of others’ facility🎶🎶
3. Being quite small, Monaco actually does not have an internal airport. Instead, the nearest airport is Nice Côte-d’Azur International, which is about 24 miles (40 km) away in France🇫🇷. From the airport, it is easy to get on a bus🚌 to Monte Carlo, or to hire a taxi🚕.
Come and leave, as you please
4. Despite not actually being a member of the European Union, Monaco is considered de facto within the Schengen Area, meaning you do not need your passport or to undergo other types of border control if entering the country from France. Nevertheless, if you are arriving into the country by sea🚤 or by helicopter🚁 (as stated above, there are no international flights available), you will go through regular security checks.
To gamble, or not to gamble, that is the question
5. In full disclosure, the vast majority of tourists that go to Monaco do so to take advantage of its lean stance on gambling🎲 and casinos🎰. There are also many foreigners visiting on business, as the country is a tax haven for multinational corporations. Yet, there is still much to see as a non-gambling tourist. The old city, Monaco-Ville, retains some of the picturesque charm of Medieval Europe, with narrow streets perfect for wandering. There’s also the famous Prince’s Palace, and Roman Catholic such as the Monaco Cathedral and Church of the Sacred Heart. Because Monaco is a microstate, if you are not visiting to gamble or on business, you can probably get in all of the major sights within 2 days✌️.
Be your own F1 hero🏁
6. Since you are already here in a F1 country, how can you miss the chance to drive along the most famous Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix Circuit? Rent a car and Ready, Set, GO! Of course, at a normal and safe speed. 😆
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