So, as I mentioned a few weeks ago, I recently went to Monte Carlo for 10 days.Â The main reason for the trip was to watch my brother play in the EPT Grand Final, but also just to get a little bit of a break and clear my head.Â Ever since quitting my job I have felt a little overwhelmed and hard to focus, but I think I am finally getting over that.Â On the plane I listened to a great audiobook called Getting Things Done, and I think that over the next few months I will try and implement a lot of the things it teaches to get myself more organized.
Back to the vacation…. We landed in Nice for a few days before heading to Monaco.Â The weather was pretty shitty, but hey, I was in Europe (I love it over there).Â We hit a few pubs there and pretty much just did the tourist thing (walked all around the city).Â Here are a couple pics from Nice:
After a few days there, we were on our way to Monte Carlo AKA Ballerville.Â This place was insane!Â Every other car was practically a Bentley or a Ferrari.Â I have never seen so many of them in one week in my life!Â Â Here are some pics of the constant car show:
But really, the cars above were nothing.Â The one that really caught my attention was this one, the Bugatti Veyron:
At over 1.12 Million Euros, in the words of Jeremy Enke, that is “Certified Baller“.
Monte Carlo is a beautiful city, but really expensive so if you go, bring lots of cash.Â With some restaurants charging as much as $8 for a can of coke, you can go broke pretty quick.Â Here are some pics of the ports:
The big boat dead center is insane!Â 17th largest yacht in the world.
As you can probably guess… I love yachts and nice cars.Â I did a ton of walking in Monte Carlo, and even took one day to go to Italy (small town called Ventimiglia) to eat some pasta and pizza.Â The pasta I had in Italy was awful, but the pizza was pretty decent.Â The best part was the Cappucino’s…soo good.
So as I mentioned before the reason I was there partially was to watch my brother play in the EPT.Â Unfortunately he went busto at the end of day 1.Â He got crippled with KK twice, once into AA and another time with 4 callers.Â He managed to make a huge laydown against the AA, but it left him pretty short.
It was cool to meet many of the players that I write about all the time face-to-face.Â I had many elevator rides with people like Daniel Negreanu, Freddy Deeb, and Barry Greenstein.Â I also got to play Gavin Griffin heads-up in the Pokerstars Lounge for charity, which was lots of fun.
While there, I also went to try and find one of the members of one of my forums, Glen Chorny.Â If you followed the event, you’d know that Glen went on to win the whole tournament, which was awsome because I had been cheering for him for several days.Â His parents took us all out after to the club at the hotel where we polished off a magnum of Cristal, magnum of Dom, along with 2 regular size bottles of Cristal.Â Here is the group of us after the tourney:
I ended up getting back to the room around 6am, and almost slept through my flight back.Â Fortunately I had set my alarm two days prior and I heard it in time to get up.Â All in all, it was a fun trip, now back to work so I can get my own Bugatti!