Montreal Journals

Finally, I Can Use My French!

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A June 2012 trip to Montreal by CarolinaPanthers1983

Le Meridien Versailles Photo, Montreal, Quebec More Photos
Quote: My VERY first trip to Montreal, Canada.

Eggspectation

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Restaurant | "Le Petit Déjeuner"

Eggspectation Photo, Montreal, Quebec
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After my family and I woke up from sleeping in our hotel, we decided that before we went to the subway to tour Montréal, we decided to experience our first breakfast in Montréal. Now, we weren't sure were to eat, so we would spend the next 30 minutes while walking the city deciding were to eat. After looking at different restaurants through our cellphones (If you read my story about driving from Connecticut to Montréal, DON'T USE YOUR CELLPHONE IF IT IS FROM OUTSIDE OF CANADA!), we found this restaurant. The restaurant was a great choice because it was next door to one of the subway entrances.We came into the restaurant, and we were greeted by the hostess. She would direct us to our se...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 20, 2012

Eggspectation
1313 De Maisonneuve West
Montreal, Quebec H3G 2R9
(514) 842-3447

Le Métro De Montréal

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Train  Photo, Montreal, Quebec
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The traffic, the pedestrians, the weird speed limits that are in kilometers per hour rather than miles per hour, and the numerous amount of bikers on the roads make any American driver frustrated while in Montréal. Save your gas and sanity; take the métro.My wife and I were very happy to know that Montréal had an métro station. We were happy because it would allow someone else to drive us to places that we wanted to go. It meant that we did not have to deal with the frustrating traffic. Also, it meant that when we went to any attraction; we would save money that we would have paid for parking. After receiving directions to the nearest métro station entrance from our hotel r...Read More

Tokyo Sushi

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Restaurant | "Photastic!"

Tokyo Sushi Photo, Montreal, Quebec
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After my family settled in our hotel, we decided to tour downtown Montréal. One thing I noticed about this town is the huge number of Asians in this city. The large population of Asian has a HUGE influence of the city. This is very apparent in the number of restaurants in the city. The city has so many different types of Asian restaurants that I felt that they were all next door to one another. I noticed one thing about the Asian restaurant in this city compared to Asian restaurants in the United States of America. In the US, you would find many buffets and stakehouse. In the US, more is better. In Montréal, less is better. I felt like I could easily find restaurants that serves The Asian in...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 17, 2012

Tokyo Sushi
1805 Ste-Catherine West
Montreal, Quebec H3H1M2
(514) 670-0068

Le Meridien Versailles

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Hotel | "Incroyable Hôtel!"

Le Meridien Versailles Photo, Montreal, Quebec
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After driving a long way from Connecticut to Montréal and adjusting to the driving in Montréal, my family and I were very glad to step out of our car. I think that we were getting cabin fever after hours upon hours of driving. Before we arrived, we did not know exactly know where the hotel was. We could not use our global positioning system (GPS) because we lost our data plan from Verizon once we entered Canada (I wish that I purchased a global data plan from Verizon). We did not have a map to help find our way. We decided to stop to ask for direction at a bank. I walked in to ask for direction to a bank teller. I decided to speak French to her, but when she spoke French to me, I was a bit lost...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 16, 2012

Le Meridien Versailles
1808 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3H 1E5
(514) 933-8111

Driving to Montréal

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Customs- US-Canada Border Photo, Montreal, Quebec
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I dreamed of visiting Montréal ever since I started learning French when I was in high school. When I was deployed to Afghanistan last year, I promised myself that I would visit Canada before I turned 30 (I am 29 when I wrote this). With everything in place, I finally would gain that opportunity to make the trip.My family and I were visiting family in the New England area. Her father is in Connecticut, so we visited him before we went to Montréal. My wife and I decided to travel by car from Norwich, CT. I did MOST of the driving from eastern Connecticut to Montréal. The trip would take around eight hours. We would go through Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. Fortunately, my...Read More