Monaco: Monte Carlo Casino & Formula 1

I could live in Monaco. Taxes do not exist, the views over the Mediterranean are amazing, and it is more common to see a Ferrari parked on the street than a piece of trash along the sidewalk. That is what I call a city.

It has a few other things going for it as well. If it wasn't for the Vatican, Monaco would be the smallest country in the entire world, but I guess being second isn't that bad.

To save you the trouble of having to Google where it is, Monaco is part of the French Riviera along with Nice, Cannes, and numerous world famous perfumeries. For years, this has been a popular vacation spot for Europeans and others around the world. After a quick trip there, it is easy to see why.

The Monte Carlo Casino and Formula 1 race "Monaco Grand Prix" are the most most world known, but this town has much more to offer in terms of historical perspectives and unique opportunities.

For the city to grow, land had to be reclaimed from the ocean so new buildings could be erected. A prince still rules over the principality. Strangely shaped statues line a portion of beach front property. All of these little quirks make Monaco remarkable place that sets itself apart from other places around the world.

Next time you are in Italy, France, Spain, or Switzerland, make the short trip over to see this remarkable region of the world.

Bryan Clifton

Oklahoma City, OK