Monaco's Monte Carlo

He sat at the roulette wheel, adjusting the bowtie of his tuxedo, and with a hint of a smile, said, "My name is Bond, James Bond." The famous line from Dr. No, all happened inside, what is arguably the most well-known gambling den in the world, the Monte Carlo Casino.

I am actually penning this article at 30,000 feet, on a flight home from Monaco, the world’s second smallest country (next to the Vatican). Although I was only there for four days, I must admit it is a fairy tale-like experience, where wealth and opulence seem to be the norm.