Saturday 14 April 2012

Blogging from A to Z: M

Our first view getting out of the train station in Monte Carlo, Monaco. ~ Photo by Bonnie Falk

Wine of the day: Malbec (Argentinian, red, rich, full bodied, aromatic - one of my favourites!)
Cheese of the day: Manchego (Spanish, sheep, firm, aged)

Fruit of the day: Mango (My mom makes amazing mango bread.)

Movie of the day: "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (Best. Movie. Ever.)
Album of the day: "Middle Cyclone" by Neko Case
("This tornado loves you, this tornado loves you, this tornado loves you..."

Book of the day: "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" by Robert A. Heinlein (This type of sci-fi is my favourite kind of read. I learned that my political leanings are libertarian from this book.)

Country of the day: Monaco (Another micro country! This is the second smallest country in the world {about 2km2 } and the most densely populated. It has the highest GDP per capita, the lowest poverty rate, 0% unemployment and no personal income tax. It is best know for it's Grand Casino {made extra famous by the first James Bond novel} and the Grand Prix in Monte Carlo.)
The Grand Casino as seen reflected in it's fountain ~ Photo by Bonnie Falk

My crappy Picasa 'collage' of Monte Carlo as seen from the fort while they were setting up for the Grand Prix  ~ Photo by Bonnie Falk (click on it to view a larger image)


  1. I enjoyed my visit to Monte Carlo many, many years ago.

  2. I was there when they were setting up for the Grand Prix in 2008! So cool. Nice pictures!

    1. They were setting up for the Grand Prix when we were there, too! That was 2010. You can see some of the grand stand in my faux panorama. :P