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... tourists here. Wandered about and
bought Jacko a hat to warm his head (that’s hat number 3 for this trip so far)
as the temperature is a little brisk. Sun is shining though so we are not
Stumbled onto yet another movie
set. A French movie about Louis Cyr, a Canadian strongman of the 1800s. Next we
made our way to Le Banquise for ...
... Heaps of atmosphere and the kids were starting to show signs of tiredness......fighting with their respective siblings.
We pay the bill and head back out into the village once again. The kids get ice cream again (it is hot afterall) and Cathy, Mario and I find a cafe with good coffee and get it to go. We amble around the village some more before sitting in the hotel lobby and sorting out the plan for tomorrows trip back to Ottawa and the rest of the ...
... So far I like the feel of Montreal. Everyone speaks French so it is like being in another country, rather than still in Canada. I am trying to recall my French from my trip to Europe in the 90's. It is a bit rusty but I can get by and at least be polite :)
I think we are still easing into holiday mode, it always takes a while to get into a routine of getting ready and where you pack your stuff so it is easily findable etc.
Instead we have retired to our warm hotel room with some local Canadian beer to sample, and stare longingly at the packets of Tim Tams we bought as gifts for our international friends.
Please send us Tim Tams for Christmas!!!
Tomorrow we hope to check out the Arab World Festival.
Love Dee & Michael xoxo
PS we're getting by with English, but wishing we knew some French! ...
I learned a LOT about Canadian politics from my hosts, and Mathieu's friend Vince (who works as the assistant to the Liberal Chief Whip) was kind enough to give me a personal guided tour of the Ottawa Parliament the next day. This was fantastic, because I completed my American mission, to see practically ever legislature in practically every country; it was also fantastic for another reason. For those who haven't been to Ottawa, the Parliament is perhaps the ...