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... with the people there. I wondered if this was a sign of the awkwardness to come. We moved quickly through customs and easily found the taxi stand. I asked for a taxi to take us to the Westin in French and the guy working at the stand said, in English, "oh, you learned some French words!" in a upbeat tone, as if I were a little kid who just learned how to add two plus two. The taxi driver spoke English, so we were able to ask him about how cold ...
... by several old universities - McGill, Laval and University of Quebec at Montreal among others. We saw some wonderful neighborhoods filled with trendy shops, cafés, and colorful houses. The buildings in these areas commonly have iron stairways on the outside. This looks lovely but it may be miserable in the winter risking a slip and that may cause bodily harm. All the neighborhoods have lots of large old churches and big trees that are changing colors right ...
... so we had a quick skip to the front entrance.
We took the standard #selfie in front of the Basilique, which is tall and symmetrical and stunning, and then tiptoed inside. Fodor's description of the Basilique nailed it spot on, "everything about this place ... seems designed to make you gasp ... The whole place is so overwhelming it's easy to miss such lesser features." Of note, were the thousands of gold-plated stars that adorned ...
Woo hoo got out of housework today! I gave James a call and went to go and caught up with him for a quiet beer. We found a little bar and played a game of pool, them another, then another and soon enough that one beer turned into drunk day. After about 4 beers at this one bar we moved to a new pub that James knew for $2.5 beers. After another 4 beers and a plate of chips, we headed to his place for more beers. We headed to ...
... and unreliable, I got a SIM card and activated a data package to use my phone's GPS. This helped us a lot and even allowed us to use the public transit system to get around in each of the cities. Due to budget constraints we often walked anywhere that was less than 4km’s away and avoided taxis as much as possible.
Overall, I was surprised by how modernized the places that we visited were and how easy it was ...