We made our way to Monaco via a TGV high speed train from Gare de Lyon in Paris. High speed trains are wonderful, but for one minor detail. Don’t try to look at the scenery up close…it’s all a blur as it flashes past. Just look out into the distance and you’re fine! Another word to the wise, don’t jump out of your seat when another train flashes past you in the other direction. You hear almost a sonic boom as the two trains fly past each other. (This reminds me of a storybook math question from the 8th grade: You’re on a train traveling to Marseilles at 230 miles per hour. You cross paths with another train going the opposite direction, also at 230 miles per hour. How many feet high do you jump?)
We’re told this fete could take hours so we move along. One of the things I want to try is the local treat “socca”…it’s crepe like but made out of chick pea dough and it’s about 2 1/2 feet in diameter. We find a shop and I get to watch it made….it’s good, but give me a nutella crepe any day!