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... the venue first. Despite the walk to the hostel, this was my first time out in Montreal, mostly, I could see run down shops and dodgy meat vendors, then at the end of the street I stopped to try and read a sign in the bright sun and a lady ran over my foot with her pram and proceeded to shout at me in French. Good start.
I walked down St Laurent street which was nothing too special, eventually found the number I wanted to find it wasn't the venue ...
Bevor ich nach Suedamerika aufgebrochen bin, habe ich die Gelegenheit noch genutzt, Montreal zu besichtigen.
Am 21. August habe ich die Stadt unsicher gemacht, einige Metro-Stationswaerter genervt und die tollen Bauten bewundert.
PS: Natuerlich habe die die Stationswaerter nur genervt weil meine Metro-Karte teilweise nicht funktioniert hat. BIBO laesst gruessen!
... around the streets for a bit, we started to get into some of the more, how do i say...seedy area of town. Lots of strip joints with animated neon signs that needed no English translation if you know what I mean. We settled into a deli for some smoked meat sandwiches and poutine, which was pretty awesome.
Tomorrow we are going to see some of the old town before ripping off to Quebec City.
... themselves, as that was a part of their job.) United Airlines (of old) offered real cooked food, served with real silverware on real ceramic plates; I don't remember when plastic and microwaved inedibles first appeared, but that was a truly unfortunate transition away from decent food and manners. Also, United Airlines (of old) offered water and drinks in beautiful little rounded glass cups. I ...
... instead of gravy.
I did feel that I saw just about everything I wanted to see in Montreal. But I did lots of walking and I'm not sure that's the style most travelers would choose. It is very easy to get around, people are helpful and understand English, and it's a safe city. I may come back eventually but I would like to visit some other Canadian cities like Toronto or Quebec first. But I thought my stay in Montreal pretty good.