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More of Montréal!

Mount Royal Park

My last day in Montréal was a lot of walking around. I started at Rue St-Denis, walked along Avenue Du Mont-Royal up to the observation platform in park Mont-Royal. After enjoying the skyline, I coninued walking to Université de Montréal where Maria and I had a short lunch break.

From there, I took the metro back downtown where I tried to see a few more sight, the Notre Dame Basilica in particular. Unfortunately, it was already closed. Finally I ended up at Juliette Et Chocolate and enjoyed a great brownie with a hot chocolate, grandmother style.

Brownie and Hot Chocolate Grandmother Style at Juliette Et Chocolate
Brownie and Hot Chocolate Grandmother Style at Juliette Et Chocolate

Back to Montréal & Canadian Thanksgiving

We spent a kind of lazy day today! After the long ride back to Montréal, we were sleeping almost until noon. So, we went for brunch to L’Avenue, a very nice restaurant.

Right after brunch we took an afternoon nap 🙂 . And then coffee and cake at Premiere Moisson at Av du Mont-Royal corner Rue Saint-André, exactly the right place to linger around all afternoon long! We stayed there for almost three hours.

Toronto – The Tour

Today, on Sunday, we were explored Toronto. We were walking all the time – no public transportation. We startet at Queen St W after breakfast at Second Cup. At the Campbell House we turned into University Ave. We walked along University Ave till the Ontario Legislature. After Passing the park behing Ontario Legislature we took a break at Victoria University. Now, we strolled down Yonge St to the Toronto Eaton Centre – with a short break at Starbucks. We did some shopping at the Eaton Centre.

Happy girls after shopping 🙂

After having lunch there we headed directly to the CN Tower. The CN Tower took us about 2.5 hours. The elevators are fast but you have to queue a lot. Especially the elevator to the Sky Pod is a bottleneck. But it was worth it! We had an amazing view from the observation decks!

North View from CN Tower

Back on the ground floor we just went back to our hostel where we parked our car for the day. Then we returned home to Montréal. We left Toronto around 7.30pm and arrived in Montréal at about 3am.

Niagara Falls

Today we spent pretty much the entire day at Niagara Falls. We left Toronto around 8.30am and arrived after a short and easy drive at Niagara Falls at 10.00am. Early enough. We took a lot of awesome pictures! Of course we participated–as well as every other tourist–in the major attraction: the Maid of the Mist tour. Afterwards we enjoyed dinner at the Hard Rock Café. A first for me! You know me: I had to close this day with an Americano from Starbucks.

Niagara Falls

Arrived In Montréal

This afternoon I arrived in Montréal. Maria picked me up at the métro station Berri-Uqam, the final stop of the L’Aérobus. She spoiled me with home made Gulasch for lunch! We took the bus to the university where I got a short campus tour–including the Thursday evening beer 4@7.

HEC Montréal

In the evening we walked down Rue St-Denis to Rue Ste-Catherine E. We were just strolling around downtown and enjoyed the city. Here are the pics.