Living Like the Rich and Famous in Monaco


Palais Royal, the palace of the prince of Monaco

I had the opportunity to visit the second smallest country in the world (the smallest being Vatican City): Monaco. Monaco is also one of the richest principalities in the world. Only the rich and famous live in Monaco with many popular American celebrities being granted citizenship to Monaco (yet many get denied as well including Arnold Swartzenager for example). Million dollar cars drive the narrow street, while multi-million dollar mansions tower from above. I, a visitor or tourist so to speak, walked the streets as an outside, an imposter. Which one of these things does not belong? I knew, and everyone around me knew that I did not belong. Amongst my group of travelers we happily snapped photos in awe of the money being flashed before our very wayfaring eyes. Continue reading