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  • 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.

  • Merci.

  • 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.

  • Okay

  • There we go. Are you ladies ready?

  • Yeah, three two

  • Yes

  • 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,