McGill New Residence Hall
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... When we first arrived the street performer had handed over his violin to a young girl whose family was passing by and insisted she join in the performance. It was lovely to see, this timid girl of just 13 performing for the world passing by and taking lessons from the seasoned artist. She was so embarrassed but gave her song everything she had and blushed at the round of applause as she finished and gave the instrument back to her impromptu teacher.
The following morning ...
... onto a crowded train.
When we got off the train there was a very stiff breeze blowing down the avenue from Mont-Royal right onto our backs, which had been warmed by the closely packed homeward commute.
Bought a very nice French rosé from the local marché, and we are hunkering down for the night. Will finish yesterday's chocolate and strawberries later.
... You can go up in a funicular style gondola but we decided against it as the reviews (and views) are not great.
We had a walk around and saw the Olympic Swimming Complex, which is under repair before wandering around the outside of the Olympic Stadium and taking some photos. The Olympic Park probably looked very space age and futuristic at the time it was built in the mid 1970's but now, especially in part due to the concrete construction, it ...
... tipping with them, then bring plenty of 1$ and 5$ USD, as well as lots of 20 and 50 peso bills.And finally, the most essential thing I learned is that not every trip is going to be a grand adventure. But if the timing, location and (especially) the company is right, then it most certainly is an adventure worth having.
Thanks for following along (even months later)! Hope to be back with another grand voyage sometime... soon.
... in a simple notebook. Generally, I pre-determine my daily budget for things like food, lodging and local transport, and I may have separate budgets for larger-ticket items like tours. It's not an exact science, and sometimes I'll deliberately blow my budget for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, since, after all, I've travelled all this way, and who knows when I'll ever be back there? But my system lets me keep an eye on my spending ...