Saturday, May 5, 2007

Monaco or bust!

Monaco, three days before Grand Prix day. I had to work lunch and the Lithuanian Dictator we called our boss would not hear of us going off the ship.

"But Gintaras, please I need to get off, I want to take some photos, the ship is quiet cause everyone is out doing the same thing."

"No!"

"Doos!"
"Vot"

"Nothing! It means thanks in Afrikaans"

"Ooh haha! I lern Afrikaan dee udder day from the girls, they teach me."

"Really, what did they teach you"

"Ek is moffie, It mean I liike yuuu." (Insert Borat Accent if you must)

"Hrrmmmmmph"

After taking numerous photos from the ship, I decided there was only one thing left to do. I slipped my trusty camera into my pocket and after making sure my station was spotless left the deserted dining room. My busboy stayed behind with strict instructions to say that I had gone to the pool deck to fetch mineral water.

The electricity in the place is unbelieveable. The track is all set up, the pits are there with all the drivers names on the doors and the grand stands are all set up, waiting for Grand prix day. I walked the entire track and snapped some great photos.

I had a quick sandwich and a coffee track side, the same seat that would cost thousands of Euros on race day and took it all in.
There is nothing like bunking to add to the thrill of the day.



Monte Carlo Casino

Car park outside the casino

The view from the Versace "Mega" Store

The track as it winds past the yacht harbour

The Ferrari showroom

So that was my day in Monaco, I have been back numerous times since but this was the first and best time.

I was not caught "Bunking" work either.

Have a great week

CB

7 comments:

Louisa said...

Wow! That's really beautiful...

bigric said...

nice pics able seaman D.

Champagne Heathen said...

At least I don't get to be TOO jealous about this one. I've been to Monte Carlos & Monacco a few times. And I loved that indulgent town. It really is just wealth "city'fied".

EXCEPT I just missed the Grand Prix, so once again JEALOUS JEALOUS JEALOUS!

DaveRich said...

Louisa: Ta luv

Bigric: Thanks bud, long time no see.

Champers: It really is an indulgent towm isn't it. Caviar growing on the trees.

I are wearing the jean pant said...

Fucking awesome man!

Expensive Mistakes and Cheap Thrills said...

Hehe...telling someone 'doos' means 'thank you' in afrikaans...i had some foreign friends here for a while, we taught the one guy to say 'i love donkey dick'...and told him it was a sure-fire pickup line for the girls...hehe...

DaveRich said...

Diesel jean short: Fanks tjerie!



EMCT: Ek is lief vir Donkie Piel! I love it. The fun we can have with the afrikaans language.