Part IV Along European Lines
Chapter 21 Riding the Rivieras
From the café on the hillside terrace beside the sign you got a splendid view of Monte Carlo – all ivory-colored buildings with red-brown roofs by the blue Mediterranean merging into a blue haze. I rode through the elegant palm-adorned city, taking shots of a terrace of eleven tennis courts that overlooked the sea, and of a Rolls Royce that was parked in front of a theatre.
That was my Monte Carlo. It was nothing more than a longing glimpse. In yet another city that unabashedly displayed its wealth, I felt the poverty of my finances and my knowledge. I vowed that if I ever became rich, I would come back and explore Monte Carlo in style. I would not gamble again on spontaneous shoestring experience, not here.
Melawend and I reach beautiful Monaco – home of the late Princess Grace, the former American actress, Grace Kelly.
CANADA ~~ ENGLAND ~~ WALES ~~ SCOTLAND ~~ NORWAY ~~ SWEDEN ~~ DENMARK ~~ THE NETHERLANDS ~~ BELGIUM ~~ LUXEMBOURG ~~ GERMANY ~~ LIECHTENSTEIN ~~ AUSTRIA ~~ SWITZERLAND ~~ FRANCE ~~ SPAIN ~~ MONACO ~~ ITALY ~~ THE VATICAN ~~ GREECE ~~ EGYPT ~~ SUDAN ~~ KENYA ~~ INDIA ~~ NEPAL ~~ SINGAPORE ~~ MALAYSIA ~~ JAPAN ~~ HAWAII ~~ USA ~~ RETURN