Travel Blogs from Montreal
... Foosball'. Both initially sounded a bit lame, but I chose the Quebec music bar and was accompanied by a Californian girl, and a French Canadian guy who we had met that evening.
It was a strange experience, if truth be told. The bar was up a steep and narrow staircase which opened up to an area with stools and tables crammed in, with a makeshift stage in one corner where the musicians were. The band featured a fiddle, an instrument that looked like a mandolin, a ...
OK, today was seriously cold.
We had a late start as Terry had some BAS's to do. At midday when we went out, it was -21, feels like -30. Fine, clear and sunny, but cold as. We scuttled to the bus, then took the train to Champ-de-Mars and walked for a few minutes to Château Ramezay built in 1705. Just a house really, but it was very interesting and informative ...
... d'Armes where we sat on a bench ate our lunch to their lovely music. With a little time to spare we walked up Rue Notre-Dame to the Three Court Houses. The first courthouse was built in 1856 a neo-classic style typical of the first half of the 19th century, the second 1925 version is a return to classic simplicity with an imposing colonnade and the modern one now handles all the cases. The first courthouse till 1970 handled civil issues. Time was marching ...
... square and yet they stood inconspicuously on the fringes of the square, probably often going unnoticed. I think that such integration of new and old is impressive. After soaking up Place D'Armes for a good 45 minutes we decided to move on and explore more of the old town with the help of our Lonely Planet suggested walking tour. Before we left the square we took a moment to admire the building to the right of the Basilica (if you are facing the entrance), the Vieux Seminaire de ...
... in the end and we landed in Rio de Janeiro safely.
In Trip Logistics
Due to the fact that I had been working the weeks leading up to our departure and did not have as much free time as before I left for India, almost all of the logistics in terms of accommodation and land transport was arranged while travelling. I used Airbnb for the first time and really enjoyed it as it is very popular in South America. We booked almost all of our ...
Other places to stay in Montreal
Cote-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grace, Montreal | 3 star motelfrom $102
Saint-Leonard, Montreal | Motelfrom $101
Riviere-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montreal | 2 star motelfrom $67
Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Montreal | Motelfrom $124
Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Montreal | Motelfrom $93