Le Méridien Monte Carlo is the only beach resort in Monte Carlo with its own private beach directly connected to the hotel. It’s a huge, comfortable, beautiful hotel ‘minutes away from Monaco’s key attractions’ as the website says (hey, but then any hotel in Monaco would be close to key attractions, considering that the principality is just 2 sq km or so!). The Med cuisine at their signature restaurant is out of this world, thanks to Chef Emmanuel Lehrer, and I am not saying this just because the hotel hosted me. A bus stop is located right across the street. Best to get a day pass for just 3 Euros.
Crieff is the second largest town in Perthshire, Scotland. I am sure it is second to none in beauty, though. It has been a holiday resort since the 1600s and once you’re here, it is easy to see why.
To reach Crieff from Glasgow and Edinburgh, make for main Stirling motorway. At Stirling follow A9 direction to Perth and branch off at Braco (A823). Follow signposts to Crieff. From other parts of Scotland, simply follow the A 85 motorway.
What can I say that this picture does not?! But when it comes to Ireland, words are hard to resist. The scenery makes you want to paint, write poetry, or just sigh. This pic was clicked on my way to the Giant Causeway. Carncastle, or Cairncastle, means ‘castle on the mound’. It is a small village in the Antrim county of Northern Ireland. In 2001, the population of this village was: 66! Even if that number has doubled now, and I somehow doubt it, you can imagine the peace and beauty of this crowd-free spot.