Auberge de Paris
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... t be sleeping. Truthfully, I was a bit afraid to, I had a waking nightmare that I'd miss my flight if I did. I set my iPad alarm just in case. At around 3:30 am, I headed down to baggage drop again. The 6:25am flight to Montreal now read cancelled....I won't repeat what my response was to that news, let's just say I asked forgiveness for it later. There was nothing to do but stand in line, again, first this time at least, and wait until someone showed up to process ...
... to adapt for us to life in South America. Although we spoke hardly any Portuguese, simply using a Google translate app on my phone we were able to effectively communicate with the locals and learn more about the culture. Given that Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina are each culturally unique in their own way here is a summary of my reflections on each of the countries:
Brazil Almost 80% of the trip was spent in Brazil, which allowed us to ...
... in the bus station, but I realised the trouble after I reached Boston.
Somehow, it is always exciting to cross an international border on land. I was waken up by the bus anouncement, but still I was excited. Because I am neiter American nor Canadian, it took a longer time than the other passengers to pass the security check and somehow I had to pay US$6. I had paid $14 for ESTA and another $6 at the border. Incidentally, the security check was much severer than that ...
... back at the hostel we all decided to use the opportunity to do some laundry. There was quite a bit of waiting around to do in between the loads. We bumped into Casey and it was suggested to have a 'quick beer' in the hostel bar whilst we were waiting. The beer was really cheap compared to Canada in general and was quite tasty, so needless to say that this one pint quickly degenerated into many more (I can't give a figure as I lost count!). The drunken antics were ...
... rainstorm, the ground proved to be a lot wet, and we were lucky some nearby concession stand were willing to part with empty boxes, or we might've been having a blanket-in-the-mud-puddle kind of picnic!
We chose our spot in front of Grandstand number 33, in a large grassy area, with excellent views of the Pirelli corner, a giant videoscreen and a while lot of tracker ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAuberge de Paris Montreal
Not as expensive as the HI hostel in town - this one's right near St-Denis and has lots of character. They put doors on the shower stalls this time 'round, which is a total plus.
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