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  • The best time to sample Chinese cuisine in Montreal’s Chinatown is when there is a lobster or crab fest going in
  • The part that I like the least about Montreal is the Olympics stadium area
  • I would especially recommend artsy and history-loving peoples to pay Montreal a visit and see for themselves the grandeur of French civilization on Canadian soil
  • It’s such an enlightening experience, almost like going back in time

    • by RichieMogwai

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      Montreal is one of my favorite cities in Canada. When I used to live in Toronto, I used to fly to Montreal on weekends. It’s just as cold in winter as Toronto, or perhaps even colder.

      But the difference is, Montreal has an underground city which you will discover once you take the subway system. Montreal’s underground city is also a bomb shelter, which has been built to withstand the event of a nuclear attack.

      But so much for paranoia, when I travel to Montreal I want to often relive the old glory of what is dubbed as the new France. My


      personal favorite is the Notre-Dame area where the famous basilica is. But more importantly, it’s the brick-laid streets that really bring out the city’s old flavor.

      There’s also nothing like hearing the hooves of horses as they take tourists on a stroll of the old streets in carriages. Montreal also has many old hotels, which are cheap to rent, so while you’re here you don’t have to spend too much.

      You shouldn’t miss having a dessert in one of the patisseries along St. Claire, the chocolate and strawberry cakes are to die for. Even the presentation is so artsy it adds to your ...


      • gustatory palate.

        Obviously due to the very strong French influence, food is never second best in Montreal, where not only French cuisine is splendid but even Chinese food, too. The best time to sample Chinese cuisine in Montreal’s Chinatown is when there is a lobster or crab fest going in. I have to warn you, it’s to die for!

        But perhaps more importantly, Montreal’s night life, especially in the old city, is frenetic and never sleeps. You can fun and drinks up to the wee hours of the morning without a care in the world.

        The part that I like the least about

        Montreal is the Olympics stadium area. I don’t want to be reminded of modernity in this city, I’m looking not only for a sense of history, but the trappings of art that come with it, such as old edifices, monuments and sculptures.

        I would especially recommend artsy and history-loving peoples to pay Montreal a visit and see for themselves the grandeur of French civilization on Canadian soil. It’s such an enlightening experience, almost like going back in time. There is no Eiffel Tower here, but it sure feels like France!




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