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Quick walk over to Cafe Imagination for breakfast. Quite delicious. Then back to McGill to get setup for the day.
Got pointed towards Old Port as a place to go on this fine day for walking around. Passed through China town and then reached Old Port.
This section of the city is stone buildings, cobblestone streets and pedestrian friendly. Postcard Montreal.
Yet, to use the term from the Gros Morne geologists, it feels geologically dead. In Gros ...
... to rain, then snow. There was far more ice on the river at Poughkeepsie than there was three weeks ago when we walked across the bridges in the sunshine.
The snow stopped after a while and the sun came out. The railway line heads north, up through New York state to Quebec. There is a lot of wild, seemingly uninhabited, mountainous country. I had to make an effort to stay awake after our early start, but the scenery ...
... went online to find the nearest Walmart for me plus where we were going to stay for
the next few days. Low and be hold it was just around the corner in Rue Viau the hotel is on the corner of Rue Viau and Sherbrooke. I didn't know I was that good at finding a hotel so close good old Google.
Found some free walking tours online so went back down to Reception and printed the four tours but first I had to ask Micheal how to print because ...
... even when we once found ourselves accidently in a dangerous favela, people helped us get back to the right place. Our Airbnb hosts were really neat and actually cooked for us traditional Brazilian meals and told us about all of the good places to visit.
Walking through Montevideo, which is where we spent most of our time in Uruguay, is like taking a trip back into the 80s. The old rusty cars and ancient architecture really ...
Woke up unusually early with plans to cancel/transfer my existing train tickets to Toronto only to quickly discover the tickets were non transferable/exchangeable. To make matters worse, it was miserable outside. It was a constant light rain - just enough to dampen ones spirits. After a quick glance at the weather forecast I was immediately regretting my decision to skip Metric to stay at this festival. Rain was predicted for the rest of the week. Things were ...