wear white pants or shorts when in France.
- Do take plenty
of toilet paper. Get the point.
- The interior
of the Casino in Monte Carlo is like many churches on low lighting and can’t see the grandeur of the place. It’s
better in the movies.
- You have to
pay to get in and play at Monte Carlo. 10E entrance another 40E and we were through. It took all of 20 minutes. $70
- Monte Carlo
with its teeming tourist had the feel of Niagara Falls with all of the members of the United Nations visiting.
- Cannes is more fashionable
then Paris. All women no matter what age dress up more so then in Paris. In the evening most woman wear high heels. Yes there
are the minority of those who dress American style with genes and a sloppy top.
- Nowadays you
either pay cash or a credit card. I remember travelling in Europe in the 60’s with American Express certificates that
you had to show your passport to have them cashed.
- Businesses generally take
off two hours mid day and stay open until 7 p.m.
- Television in the hotels has 8 English channels from CNN, BBC, MNBC FRENCH CHANNEL IN
ENGLISH, BLOOMBERG and others. I switch to French news sometimes to compare their coverage to English channels. They are less
squeamish about showing dead bodies then the English channels.
- The French Ego is built
into every building they put up. This is especially true at the end of the 19th century and the begining of the 20th century when
they still had an Empire. The Eiffel Tower and Grand Palais are left overs from the world fairs Paris hosted in 1889 and 1900.