We literally have not been here more than five minutes,
and I’ve already seen a Bentley, two Ferraris,
a Lambo and a Porsche.
“Bonjour tous le monde. Ca va?”
What’s going on ladies and gentlemen?
Welcome back to the channel.
Right now we are in the French Riviera.
So you haven’t seen us for a while.
And that’s because we have been with our hands full.
We’re on set. We’re filming our new television show for YouTube TV and Tastemade,
Budget Versus Baller.
Today is our day off,
and we’re going to make the most of it.
As they say here in France, “profiter,”
and we’re going to “profiter” our way to Monaco. Yes
We’ve never been, at least I’ve never been.
I’ve been. It’s one of the smallest states in the European Union, and
all I know is that it’s a pretty baller place,
I’m super excited to check it out.
We don’t really have a plan.
We’re just going to see where the day takes us,
and we’re taking you with.
We’re also taking along our buddy, Nathan.
Let’s go show you to him.
Assistant camera for Budget Versus Baller.
Yeah head out to Monaco… very stoked. Have you ever been?
Never been. It’s my first time in France.
So we just bought train tickets;
it’s about a 40-minute train ride from here to Monaco.
But it’s lunch time.
So we’re going to grab a quick bite to eat at the La Terrasse,
a little restaurant set up right in front of the train station,
and then we’re going to make our way to Monaco.
So stick around. Let’s go.
“On arrive a` Monaco.”
Here’s a bit of history.
Monaco is a sovereign city-state, a monarchy.
And with over 19,000 inhabitants crammed into just two square kilometers,
it’s the second smallest nation in the world and the most densely populated.
Monaco’s tiny size makes it a micronation…
not to be confused with a microaggression , microdose, or a micropenis.
There are six micro nations in Europe.
All of them were established very long ago,
and extra-credit if you can name all six.
The monarchy of Monaco was founded in the year 1297
when an Italian noble named Francesco Grimaldi
disguised his soldiers as monks and captured the fortress here.
His nickname was Il Malizio, the malicious one.
Literally disguising your soldiers as monks is some straight up Game of Thrones s**t.
The Grimaldi family has ruled on and off ever since,
a rock of surprising stability in the middle of European power struggles, and
half a century before Megan Markel,
an American actress named Grace Kelly married into the family and became a real American princess.
There’re only five Americans who’ve ever married into royalty.
Can you name the rest?
Does Meryl Streep count? Yaaaaas Queen!
These days thanks to lax- tax laws, a.k.a. no income tax,
30% of the population here are millionaires.
It has the highest GDP per capita in the world,
and it’s a mecca for luxury yachts and fast cars….
especially during the Monaco Grand Prix.
The main site is the Monte Carlo Casino
where James Bond gambled against villains in Goldeneye and Never Say Never.
But we don’t really have a lot of money,
so we’re going to try to take what we have and make it larger by going inside.
Guys, it’s time to gamble.
If you want to actually get onto the casino floor and play the games that aren’t machines,
it’s the 17 euro flat entry fee.
I decided not to do that.
But Marko and Nathan went in, and oh that was quick.
It actually took us two minutes to lose everything… 10 euro each.
10 euros each. We decided not to go that far in because the house always wins with machines, right?
Because I think that the house always wins, period.
I think the lesson is: just don’t gamble.
Or don’t do it unless you’re super,super,super rich.
But Nathan did get a souvenir….
That’s what’s left of his 10 euros.
Just came around a corner and discovered the entire port of Monte Carlo. It’s beautiful.
This is really a port city at its heart,
and this is a base for the super yachts of the world.
It’s bringing back some memories because
back in the day before we started this channel,
I spent two summers working on ships,
or trying to work on ships.
The first summer no luck.
But the second summer I did get a job on a yacht.
Nothing that was quite like this.
I was a deckhand. We sailed from Palma to a Ibizza,
Barcelona, San Tropez, Nice, and then to Corsica and Sardinia and the Amalfi Coast.
But we never stopped here in Monaco.
But the funny thing is that I am actually seeing some of the boats that I applied to
because of the way that you get jobs on the yachts
is you walk up to them at the docks in the morning and just ask them if they need help.
It’s all word of mouth. It’s all total luck.
I was denied many times by all these boats.
That’s because of a complete lack of experience.
But it’s a crazy place.
It’s a good way to earn money if you want to earn some short-term cash for a job
that is lots of hours, but no expenses, and really well-paid.
One of the first things I’ve noticed here is that there is construction happening everywhere.
Every building is being renovated and
there are cranes; there’re jackhammers.
It’s kind of insane. I think because it’s so small and so wealthy,
just doing a little bit of remodeling is no big deal.
That’s probably because with only two square kilometers
and the world’s highest GDP, every single inch of property here is worth a lot of money.
So if you can improve it, it’s worth even more.
But usually cranes in the sky is a sign of a good GDP, a good economy,
and I think that a tax haven like this and days like these, it’s probably flourishing.
There we go. Are you ladies ready?
Yeah, three two
Yes. All right. Give me some more. Give me some more. There we go. That’s real. That’s real
What’s up there? What’s up there?Anything up there?
Yes, yes
Yes. Yes. No, no
Thank you so much. No worries.
These turns are insane.
This is why they have the Monaco Grand Prix here
because this whole town is just built on this hillside,
and there’s a ton of hairpin turns.
Obviously during the days there’re Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Maseratis, all the sports cars.
But during the Grand Prix there’re actual sports cars, you know, what’s it called, track cars?
You can only imagine the speeds they can get.
But most importantly those cars have really fast brakes, really good brakes,so they can slow
down in order to make this pin without crashing into the hotel.
I am not going to lie.
I have never been this happy to find a Starbucks before in my life.
And I’d have to say this is probably the Starbucks with the best view
in the world, maybe?
“Peut être “
Possibly, could be.
Yeah, he’s pretty blasé for first time in France, first time Monaco.
You like it? Yeah, I’ve seen better. It’s alright.
It’s no DFW Applebee’s
Yeah, there’s not many things that top Dallas Fort Worth International
Airport’s Applebee’s.
That was quite a patio. All right.
Well, we are recaffinated, rehydrated, and we’re on our way to the beach.
This is what we have been making our way towards all day….
quite literally sweating our “huevos” off
to get here, and here we are.
Marko, where are we dude?
“Près de la plage. Nous sommes arrive`s
a la plage de Monaco.”
I don’t know the name of it, but here it is.
Are all of the of the ” Oh’s and the Ah’s” are they “necessaire?”
I don’t know if it’s “necessaire,”
but I know what is “necessaire” is a cocktail.
So I hope we can get cocktail on the beach
Should we cocktail first and then swim, or swim then cocktail?
Swim and cocktail, and then swim again.
Sandwich. Swim, cocktail, swim, sandwich.
Swimming and sandwiches? I don’t know if that goes together very well,
like bread and water, it just kind of dissolves.
Soggy bread? Not a fan.
But I am a fan of a swim right now. So let’s go
We’ve been waiting for this moment all day.
It’s time to get into the Mediterranean.
It’s been a good day. It’s been a great day
Finishing the day sipping cognac and amaretto
from plastic cups on the only slice of free public beach in the whole place.
There’s only two kilometres of coastline
There’s only two square kilometers, period.
There’s not a lot of space to choose from.
We’re at the one place that’s not charging us up the “a”
for being there, simply being there.
This is a very interesting little country….very little, very little, tiny,
micro, in fact, indeed.
I think it’s fascinating to kind of watch how the average person engages with Monaco because
it really feels like…….that was a sports car…
there’s a lot of those here.
I think for the average traveler,
the average person who comes here,
it’s just a really fascinating insight into the lives of the super-rich,
and it’s kind of like watching
Million Dollar Listing or a Million Dollar Yacht or whatever in real time.
Having come here, experiencing it, it is a beautiful place, don’t get me wrong.
Scenery is incredible.
But, I’m not really in it for the Lambo.
I’m in it for the Ferrari.
It’s been interesting for me as a throwback to the days when I used to work on a yacht.
Having worked in that world, I got a view up close and personal
to a lot of the excesses of this sort of life style.
The amount of money being spent here is a lot,
and people come here to try to look at the rich and famous.
But having worked on a yacht, I can tell you that what the owners were doing most the time
was literally just looking at their iPads and scrolling Instagram.
So in terms of the difference between normal people and rich people,
I don’t think there’s a huge difference.
I think a lot of it is a bunch of hype,
but it is cool to see it.
This is kind of a theme park.
It’s kind of like….it’s so much like that.
It felt like a zoo, like a rich person’s zoo.
You’re on a safari. You’re like……..
Oh my god, here comes a Bentley. Look at that.
I think it would suck to actually be rich and live here
because although you do get tax breaks, when you walk anywhere
you’re probably…when you drive anywhere, you’re driving in a Bentley, a Maserati, whatever.
People are taking photos of you everywhere.
You’re getting people -watched, and it’s kind of the opposite of slumming.
It’s like literally the inverse of slumming.
Whoa, mind blown. Mind blown.
That being said, it’s a beautiful place.
I had a super fun time today putzing around.
The coast line is gorgeous.
The people were friendly, and
yeah, I think for a quick little day excursion, I think we crushed it.
So cheers, bro. Cheers.
Thank you guys for watching.
Thank you Nathan for being such a good travel buddy today.
And if you guys haven’t already,
make sure you subscribe, turn on notifications.
We are making content around our trip this summer.
And remember to stay tuned for the premiere of Budget Versus Baller
this September on Tastemade on YouTube TV.
If you haven’t already, make sure you’re following us on Instagram.
That’s where we’ll be posting daily stories from this journey.
And as always stay curious, keep exploring, and we’ll see you guys on the road.
Should we get another one of these?
No, way too expensive. Yeah, brother.

100 thoughts on “MONACO THE RICHEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD | Monte Carlo Travel Vlog”

  1. Hope you liked the vlog! Don't forget to drop a comment and give this video a thumbs up if you want more travel vlogs!

  2. Happy to find StarBucks!!!! I’m sure there are many nice traditional cafes in Monte C and along Le Cote Azure.

  3. A few days ago, I were also in Monaco😍 I loooved it, it was fascinating to see everywere those rich people and their luxury🙏🏼

  4. One thing that annoyed me about this video is the fact that Monaco is not a micronation. As a micronationalist myself, the distinction is very important. A "micronation" is a small unrecognized entity that declares its own sovereignty, ala Sealand, Molossia or Seborga. The nations of Monaco, Liechtenstein, Malta, Vatican City, San Marino, and Andorra are what are referred to as "microstates". Sovereign entities that have international recognition but are very small in population, land area, or both. This mistake is really common though so I just thought I would let you know.

    Other than that, really great video guys.

  5. i love to travel…and there r so many places to move in my bucket list…i wish to go there …i knw its not possible..that why i watch ur videos bcz i feel those place though ur videos..really m happy to see ur videos and u guys too.stay blessed and keep uploading ur videos…love u guys form india…..

  6. I spent a day in Monaco on my rail trip to Spain from Rome when I was in college. It would have been a nicer time but a middle-aged man kept following me. Everywhere I went I'd turn a corner and there he'd be. Unnerving, especially when he kept asking me to join him. When it was time for me to board my train that afternoon he was in the station's waiting room, reading a newspaper and staring my way. Maybe there was nothing to worry about, but the whole thing was so strange. He never smiled nor acted normal. Me, just a clueless kid.

  7. Monaco is NOT part of the European Union. It is a European nation but it is not part of the European Union. It is similar but not the same as Switzerland.

  8. This looks like a fabulous destination. Thanks for sharing. I was there years ago, but I think another visit is well overdue.


  10. . Ive never seen you before seeing this video. I love this place too . I am really into yachts and its spectacularly an incredibly grand place.
    Please forgive me, but the women in my office are putting me up to asking if you guys are brothers or boyfriends or I just told them that you folks are just business film making partners . For theres now a small bet in the office ( without watching the full video ) for I say you guys are brothers for you look like each other. Ones taller than the other and thats s far as we have watched already.

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  12. Looks like it’d be a cool place to have an Uncharted chapter take place. Like some special artifact is up for grabs in the Casino that Nate has to steal.

    EDIT: I realize now that’s pretty much the same thing as the chapter in Uncharted 4

  13. It is well known that only Americans fall for the arrogant, pretentious hype of Monaco and the Cote d' Azure (what outsiders call the Riviera). It's overpriced, crowded and packed. Monaco is about the sleaziest monarchy on the planet, next to the British monarchy. (Moreover, the British monarchy doesn't have to pay corporate or capital gains taxes and everyone else does by law.) If it were not for the millions of dollars in dowry demanded by Prince Ranier to marry Grace Kelly, Monaco would still be a sleepy, stinky fishing village. The Prince today has several kids out of wedlock. His father cheated on Grace Kelly, who died arguing with her daughter over how she had ruined her reputation being a slut. (Her slutty daughter finally settled down and moved away to a small french country life.) General Charles de Gaul of France basically threatened Ranier with cutting off all water and electricity to Monaco if he didn't stop French companies going there to avoid paying any taxes. Monaco has a very sordid sleazy history as the "prince" denied he fathered kids out of wedlock until he had to admit it. By the way, people with good taste in Europe will listen to opera, not ghetto music. In addition, Europeans know enough not to buy overpriced coffee when there are plenty of inexpensive places that serve coffee.

  14. It's fascinating how ignorant people are about basic health, like the Lancet (among the best medical journals in the world) revealing there is no safe lever for alcohol consumption, the fact that 8 cancers are linked to it and the fact that the Department of Health and Human Services lists alcohol as a carcinogen and the fact that women drinking even one drink a day run a significantly higher risk of pre- and post- menopausal breast cancer.

  15. "One of the smallest states in the European Union" A) Monaco is not a part of the European Union (because it's a tax haven, that's why it's so rich and 1/3 of the population are millionaires) B) Literally the 2nd smallest state in the world, only behind the Vatican. It's really incomparable in size to any country in the European Union, where the only other really small country is Luxembourg, at 2,586.4 square km vs Monaco's 2.2 square km.

    Just wanted to put it out there. I get that it's not an informative video and that it was an off the cuff remark. 🙂 Edit: Nevermind, you literally had a history lesson later on in the video. I take it the research for that bit was done after they shot the first clip haha

  16. Not very knowledgeable about the Monaco. And also more about them than the city. Two twits! Who cars about Starbucks either?

  17. Hey guys ! I actually live in Monaco, have been living here for nearly 18 years now, and a lot of what you saw is mainly because it's summertime, the winter is much more calm and much less "money everywhere" ! On a day to day basis, we all live a very normal life in the end even if it's hard for other people to believe it 😉
    The weekend of the grand Prix is totally crazy though !
    Loved your video anyway !

  18. Hey I have a question, when I go out of the country I have to usually go alone. And I’m pretty tuff but I get nervous about me doing it and I’m a young lady. Sooo may I have some suggestions of best places to travel (out of country ) by myself. Do you have a video on this

  19. And most of those condos and towers are empty 90 percent of the year. If you can get squatter's rights in one of them, it's worth your while. Watch over the priceless artwork and be responsible, and it's yours for a few months a year – once you're trusted. And NEVER EVER EVER even BREATHE who owns it, or you're OUT like Queen Elizabeth's nanny!

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