In fact, Monaco shares many similarities with the country that surrounds it. It's the best of France with an Italian twist. We could never afford to live this five-start lifestyle full-time, but we appreciated that the Monagesque didn't seem at all bothered by our taking it for a test drive.
Despite being an animated series (perhaps encouraged by that fact), Archer and his team at the International Secret Intelligence Service often travel to various high-flying locations around the world to practice spycraft.
It all began during my teenage years. I was gawky, shy (something I shared with the teenaged Grace Kelly, I would later learn) and, being something of a loner, I spent my weekends watching old black and white movies screened on Saturday afternoon TV.
Alexander McNabb outdid himself in his second novel, Beirut, An Explosive Thriller, another adventure-filled story loaded with intrigue, espionage, love, murder, international hoods and plenty of violence.
In the small and even medium sized cities it is much easier to simply park the car and walk to all of the sights, and when it comes to wading into the insanity of major metropolitan traffic, we have learned to stay on the outskirts of town and use public transit to explore the big cities.
Ladies' man, martini connoisseur and British Secret Service agent extraordinaire, Bond is not only the most famous spy on Her Majesty's payroll, he's also one of the world's most celebrated jetsetters.