Travel Blogs from Montreal
... old city, we stumbled across Chinatown, where we ate in a dumplings restaurant which was fantastic. Pan fried, they were crispy on the outside, and bursting with meat and vegetables in the middle, and was accompanied by several different sauces and powders. Definitely my kind of lunch. We then went to visit the underground city, where the locals retreat to in the winter when it is too cold to be in the open air. This sounds awesome, but in reality, it was really just a cross ...
... made some different suggestions of seeing the old city gave us a map for doing our own walking tour plus gave us directions to Guidatour for the afternoon tour or the West section. Went down stairs and phoned Guidatours and put our names down for the 1.30pm tour.
Nearing 12 noon so we walked to old Montreal found where Guidatour operates from which is the front of the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal. There was two musicians playing classical music in ...
... that Montreal is actually an island within this river and was originally called Ville-Marie.
The tour guide took us through some of the neighborhoods of Montreal which was something we definitely wouldn't have done on our own. It was interesting learning about the history of these neighborhoods. We went to the base of Mont Royal, visited the Jewish Quarter and tried one of the best bagels in all of Canada.
The following day we spent hours wandering ...
... the winter rate of 20% off because we booked a
non-refundable room – still comes to $C756 for two nights – somewhat more than
our usual accommodation. Adam couldn’t get the same package as they needed an
extra bed in the room, so he ends up paying more for a more basic room on the
second floor with none of the perks.
We head up to our lounge for our snacks and canapés, and
wonderful views, over the city one way, and ...
... then we wear Sorel's with rubber for the foot part so that are feet stay dry.
If your feet are dry and warm.. you can spend the whole day doing whatever you like without feeling cold. However to enjoy winter you feet must be dry.
Don't have boots wearing hiking boots with good socks
I know you are not a Montrealer when you wear cute little leather gloves. The comment is always, well they were warm in the store when I bought ...