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Short visit in Montreal, Quebec

 
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MadSuh's pictureby MadSuh review
added on 26th of September, 2006
Montreal was very interesting. After doing a 5 hour trip to Montreal from Toronto, we immediately got into the meeting room to meet up with other business partners. We had a long and intense discussion and went for a quick lunch.

The smoked meat is apparently the big thing here, but I rather had a rib eye, as that's the only thing I can't really get over here in Europe.

I was determined to check out the night life a little on my own on this beautiful hot summer night. My partner was asleep already because of the jet lag. I was tired as well, but everybody had told me to go out in Montreal, and so I did.

My outing came to a stop after I had walked about 45 minutes to the old part of Montreal. Just when I tried to enter the club I noticed that I had left my wallet at the hotel:(This sucked... so I changed plans and just walked back to the hotel and accessed the Internet.

The next day was relaxed. We went downtown and looked around a bit more. We were invited to a BBQ at 6:30 and then for dinner again at 8:30. Crazy!

The BBQ was excellent, some very very good steaks, great potatoes, grilled peppers and fantastic mussels to start off. I could have eaten a lot more but I had to leave some room for the steak I was going to eat 1 1/2 hrs later:)

The steak at the restaurant turned out excellent as well. Some great appetizers, and dessert, as well as 'fantastic' wine was also part of it. The place is called Cavalli and you should really try it some time when you get to Montreal.

Sunday was another perfect and also relaxing day. We took a cab up on the Mont Real, located in the center of Montreal and after which the city should be named:) It's a green haven where you simply forget the big city life.

The next day, we had another meeting and were then off to the Niagara Falls the next day.

BTW something I learnt on this trip is that you should always have a router with you, if you plan on sharing an internet connection. We both logged into the same connection, and we both had to pay for the connection, which kinda sucked. They check your MAC address, so all new laptops have to pay, even though you are in the same room.
 

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Quick trip to Canada - overview

1. Jul 12, 2006 Great days spent in Toronto (Toronto)  (* 7)
2. Jul 13, 2006 Short visit in Montreal (Montreal)  (* 20)
3. Jul 18, 2006 Watching the Niagara Falls from Canada (Niagara Falls)  (* 20)

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Montreal Travel guide

Montreal, QC, CanadaNo wonder the once small community soon developed into a major port and financial centre and people rushed to settle here its population reaching 3.3 million people. This is how it became a mix of French, British and Americans as each had their role in the formation of the city. The French were the ones that founded the place, the British conquered it and the Americans were the ones that occupied it. Even so the official language spoken is French and the city is the only French-speaking metropolis in North America. Of course English and other languages are also spoken as a sign of tolerance in the city where the blending occurs in... Read more »

 
 
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Recent reviews for Montreal

Visiting Montreal - Dec 15, 2008, by MadSuh
Although I had little time in Montreal, I thought that this was an absolute gem. The old town is fantastic and I really enjoyed the climb up to the mountain where you have a wonderful view over the entire city. A real nice mix between old... Read more »

A couple of days in Montreal - Jul 19, 2008, by mohds2
Lots of people visit Montreal to shop in the wide variety of the international boutiques. Canada's currency as compared to the American dollar makes it very attractive for the Americans to come here. The best place to shop in Montreal... Read more »

 
 

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