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Playground of the rich and beautiful

by Markus Lundgren - 3 years, 7 months ago

Monaco - the tiny principality in France on the border to Italy is one of the countries to where the world's rich move when they want to avoide paying income tax. From the ships in the harbour, cars, etc, it is obvious that only rich people are encouraged to move there. The 8000 Monegaques that were born in the country are cared for from cradle to grave. One of the main sources of income for the state is the casino that was opened some 150 years ago. In the church the famous former first lady of Monaco and movie star is buried. Prince Albert lives in the palace situated on a plateu within the old town. Since accomodation was exhorbitantly priced I spent the night in a night-open cafe.


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