Day: November 11, 2020

138. Monaco: Fougasse

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Monaco, the second smallest (the smallest being Vatican City) yet wealthiest country (per capita) in the world. You can literally walk from one end of the country to the other end in about an hour, since it’s length is only 4km. It is however the most dense populated country in the world. In the spring of 1956 all eyes in the world were on Monaco where the wedding of the century was taking place. The actress Grace Kelly married Prince Reinier Grimaldi of Monaco. Her dress inspired designers for years to come.

Things you didn’t know about Monaco:

  • Monaco is not only one of the richest countries per capita in the world, but it also has one of the lowest unemployment rates and more billionaires per capita than any other country!
  • Monaco does not grow any commercial crops as there simply is not enough space to do so!
  • Monaco does not have its own major defense force. The country’s defense; however, is France’ responsibility.  Monaco was never a part of France despite its long history and geographical intimacy with France.
  • Do not be surprised to learn that the native of Monaco are not allowed to gamble here and visit the casino. The rule is imposed by the country’s government, which does not want its citizens to gamble away their money. The casino is a source of income for the country and provides employment to its residents.

This bread is so nice! It’s so herby, great to eat with a bit of aioli, goats cheese, or simply dip it in olive oil!

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