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Travel Blogs from Montreal
Wednesday - So after being given disgusting pretzels on the plane, I arrived in Montreal with quite literally a bad taste in my mouth and when realising I had to go through the border security, I honestly felt like not bothering and flying back to America. I got my passport and documents ready to present to the miserable looking woman who stood before me, when she ever so slightly cracked a smile, said "bonjour" and made a gesture for me to step up to the desk. After ...
... of Gothic Revival architecture built between 1824 and 1829. The magnificent interior in wood and the bold modern design of the Notre-Dame-du-Sacre-Coeur Chapel captivates hundred of thousands of visitors each year. Paintings, sculptures and stained-glass windows illustrate biblical passages as well as 350 years of parish history. It is a pity my photos of inside didn't turn out as the interior is really spectacular.
Outside in front of the Basilica is ...
... Royal, a mountain (see: large man made hill) in part of the city about 45 minutes walk away. Lost in my own little world I overshot the road I needed to take and ended up about 1km further away than I needed to be. No big deal. No rush, and it's nice to see the city. At the bottom of the hill I chilled out on some grass and finished the Micheal Critchon novel I started a while back. Another solid effort. The main gravelly road up to ...
... Not many people around, which is a surprise.
Have a quick look at the ice sculptures which look great lit up, the ice slide, and the Arctic spa where there
are hot-tubs and saunas in the open. There’s music playing in front of the Ice
Palace where there’s an outdoor dance party, but not many braving the
cold. Have a look inside the Dome, where
there’s a bar and more dancing, but nothing to excite us, so head back to the
... a hat you will have a wet head all day which is not good for you .
When all the days activities are done.... Hot chocolate, hot soup for lunch and a nice glass of red wine in the evening is a great way to end the day...
Hope you enjoy the blog
Local Montreal Expert who is also a Montreal Professional Tourist Guide