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Monte Carlo Casino

The weather was a lot better the next day; we tried our luck in Monaco.  We arrived in Monaco after a short ride on the train and headed straight to the tourist information office for maps.  We even got our passports stamped, totally awesome.  All the major spots are pretty walk able or accessible by their bus route.  We walked from the train station toward the Monte-Carlo Casino.  The casino doesn't open until 2pm, so we walked around and headed toward the royal palace.  On the way to the palace, we passed by the harbor and there a carnival.

Monte Carlo
  Then we hiked up this hill to reach the top where the royal palace is located, which also had a great view of the harbor.  Sadly, the palace was closed starting today. =( Decided to check out the Cathedral next, where the the tombs of the royal family are located.  Princess Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer's tombs were the only ones covered in flowers and trinkets.  Grabbed some lunch at a small cafe next to the palace and then headed to the Oceanography Museum.  There were a bunch of fish that I've never seen or heard of before, it was pretty interesting.  There was this one fish that looked like a pine cone and another with legs like a lobster, freaky.  After we finished wandering the museum, we headed back to Monte-Carlo.  We paid 25 euros to go inside and I honestly didn't think it was worth it.  Don't get me wrong, it was really pretty inside and I get to say that I gambled in the Monte-Carlo, but 25 euros is a bit expensive.  After we played a few games and watched other people gamble, we decided to check out the other casinos.  The other casinos didn't require an entrance fee and was a lot more crowded.  I played a few rounds of black jack and managed to win a good amount of money.  We eventually had to leave to catch our night train to Paris.        

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Monte Carlo Casino
Monte Carlo Casino
Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo
Mirror sculpture in front of the M…
Mirror sculpture in front of the …
Monaco coast
Monaco coast
Harbor
Harbor
Harbor
Harbor
Royal guard
Royal guard
Royal Palace (closed)
Royal Palace (closed)
Princess Grace Kelly
Princess Grace Kelly
Prince Rainer
Prince Rainer
Inside the Cathedral
Inside the Cathedral
Cathedral
Cathedral
Fish with legs
Fish with legs
Pine cone fish
Pine cone fish
Monte Carlo at night
Monte Carlo at night
Monaco
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