Stop #8: Monaco

 

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Greetings from Monaco!

A view over the main port of Monaco

A view over the main port of Monaco

The Dins arrived in Monaco on June 24th, and were immediately welcomed by our very own member's (Jacques Berguig) family! We then settled into bed at the beautiful Fairmont Monte Carlo, strategically located on the waterfront as well as the main road that serves as one of the hardest turns during the Grand Prix.

Tired Dins arriving in Monaco from Luxembourg

Tired Dins arriving in Monaco from Luxembourg

During our first full day, the Dins had some relaxing time at the rooftop pool before heading to Jacques' apartment to rehearse. Our first gig was then at the Monte Carlo Bar, where we were served a delicious dinner in endless small courses in exchange for intermittently performing. That night, the Dins then headed to La Rascasse for drinks and a good time with a few of Jacques' high school and family friends.

A very nice Lamborghini parked outside our hotel

A very nice Lamborghini parked outside our hotel

The next morning and early afternoon was just as uneventful, with even more pool lounging! At night, the Dins sang at the famous Café de Paris, which is situated directly in front of the grand Monte Carlo Casino. On our way over, we spotted a black Lamborghini Aventador with a lime green trim—a beautiful car meant for beautiful people, hence why the Dins were not driving it! After the performance, a few Dins gathered aboard the 220' Oasis yacht to celebrate a successful Monaco leg of our trip. (We were invited on board by a few friends that we met at the Fairmont and our various performances.)

Posing at the Monaco Yacht Club

Posing at the Monaco Yacht Club

The following morning, a couple Dins went up to the royal palace to explore and potentially fall in love with Princess Charlotte. Then later in the evening, the Dins sang at the Yacht Club de Monaco, where we had the pleasure of performing for the former Reagan-era Canadian Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney, on top of other distinguished guests from the Consulate of Monaco in Boston. Our many thanks to Consul General Mrs. Rina Spence for helping us organize this performance.

A few Dins out exploring the what the small country has to offer

A few Dins out exploring the what the small country has to offer

The Dins now have a few days to explore the world in smaller groups before reconvening in Osaka, Japan. Our destinations range from Seoul, South Korea to Saint-Tropez, France, and we look forward to keeping you all updated on our travels through Asia in the coming month! Until then, take care.

Matt Barber #222

Harvard '16, Underwater Basket Weaving

Bikini Bottom, CA