Ryan Mansion Boutique Hotel
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Further exploration of St John's revealed a quirky, vibrant city, acknowledging and celebrating its history, but at the same time presenting a modern face!
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Other than Cape Spear, Signal Hill & the Geo Centre - I'm sorry to say we were not impressed with the town of St. John's! It started when we drove in the campsite & signs everywhere read "Don't leave anything out at your campsite", nice welcome to the big city of NFLD population 200,000! What a contrast from the west coast of NFLD where lobster pots & wood lots line ...
... identified the Portobello Restaurant as a good candidate, so we walked in without reservations and were able to get a table for the 10 of us next to a window looking out over the harbor. We ordered cod that was breaded and pan fried served over rice and scrunchions (small cubed pieces of cooked pork fat) with fresh grilled vegetables. The small pieces of pork fat made the meal, as they added texture and flavor to the fish and the rice. Yum, ...
... in the station, but still lovely. Soon after we were off on the train to Montreal. We were whisked to our lovely old hotel in the old part of town by a limo with suited driver. We wandered to the Basilica of Notre Dame nearby & wandered around for a while, before a nice Polish dinner. The next day we had a city tour, too organised and the bus was huge and too many people for our liking. We did however get a good feel for the city. Seeing ...
... we headed back to St John’s for lunch then onto Signal Hill on top of which is Cabot Tower. The tower was formerly occupied by the Marconi Company and was the site at which the first trans-Atlantic signal was received, from Cornwall in England.
Signal Hill was fortified during WWII and on the opposite side of the entrance to St John’s Harbour another fortification was built, called Fort Amhurst.
St John’s is a ...