Tips & Pics: San Remo

Tips & Pics: San Remo

I’m writing this as I sit in the quaint lobby of an 1800s hotel along the Italian Riviera, waiting for a taxi to take me to Nice, France, where I will begin my journey back to Australia. Dare I say, life’s good?

For the past 10 days I’ve been in San Remo (or Sanremo, as the locals spell it) reporting on the EPT for PokerNews. Luckily I had a few days to explore this gorgeous town so I’m about to share my findings here with you.

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Tips & Pics: Northern Cyprus

Tips & Pics: Northern Cyprus

Cyprus sits at the crossroads of three continents, attracting over two million vacationers per year. There is a tender division between the Greeks and Turkish, which is fascinating while driving across the border, noticing the distinct division from the north (Turkish) and south (Greek). The international airport is located in Larnaka, in the south, and the drive from there to the north, takes just over one hour through the mostly-baron inland, and once you reach the coast, the sights are simply incredible.

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Tips & Pics: Mercure Cyprus Casino Resort

Tips & Pics: Mercure Cyprus Casino Resort

I was in Northern Cyprus for an event being held at the Merit Crystal Cove, but was staying at the Mercure. If I wasn’t spending so much time at the Merit, then I probably would have loved Mercure, however it was hard to not compare the two. Mercure has all the same offerings, but is a budget version of the Merit – without showing the same level of difference in price.

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Video: The Riches of Monaco

Video: The Riches of Monaco

Monaco Basics:

  • Official language: French, but English is widely spoken
  • Current Weather: April has an average high of 17°C (62°F)
  • Currency: Euro. 1 EUR = 1.3 USD (please check XE.com for accurate exchange rates)
  • Banks: Most are open until 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday.
  • Visas: Europeans do not need a visa to visit Monaco. North Americans and Australians can stay for 90 days without a visa. Other citizens should consult a travel agent.
  • Time: Monaco is on Central European Time (CET).
  • Tourist information: Visit Monaco

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