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Here it is, the first installment of the Great Canadian Adventure.

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So, we start in Montreal which is, as I'm sure you're aware, in the French part of Canada. Fortunately most people spoke English, and the ones that didn't were pretty easy to understand since it was mostly simple things like how much something cost. (I'm thinking mostly of the little shop near our hotel where we went both nights for snacks.)

But anyway, when we first got there it was pretty much straight to bed because OMGTIRED! Then the next day was spent walking around the city itself.

Things I learnt that day:

It rains a lot in Montreal.
Nothing opens before 11am.
A croissant with peanut butter is actually quite nice.
Montreal was founded by France, Scotland, England and Ireland. This is shown on the flag.
Nobody wants to go on a boat tour in the late September rain.
The clock tower with great views closes early September.
Chuchai does a really nice vegetarian 'duck'.
Pass the Pigs in French is Jeu de Cochons.
Walking 23 miles makes your feet hurt.

Yes, you read that right. We walked twenty miles in that one day.

And now....pictures!

The hotel where we stayed, Anne Ma Soeur Anne:
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The view from our room:
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Pretty things in Montreal:

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Next up...Halifax!

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( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 20th, 2006 05:02 pm (UTC)
canada was quite lovely when i was there. it looks like it was also quite lovely for you.
Oct. 21st, 2006 03:34 pm (UTC)
Yes, it was. Whereabouts did you go when you were there?
Oct. 21st, 2006 06:36 pm (UTC)
i was in quebec. speaking very bad french. but it was uh... a worth while trip. got a lil somethin' out of it.
Oct. 20th, 2006 07:56 pm (UTC)
oooh pretty pictures
Oct. 21st, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC)
Yep, more to come soon. Lots more places to go!
Oct. 20th, 2006 11:37 pm (UTC)
come on, twenty miles wasn't so bad, was it?
Oct. 21st, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC)
It would have been worse without my funky bear socks.
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