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Published: September 30th 2017
Geo: 51.0451, -114.063
So of course the nicest day of the trip ... has to be the day we leave. So what can you do? Enjoy every last minute, that's what! With an evening flight, there was plenty of time to head down to Old Montreal and the port for a stroll, catch some rays, and have some fine French cuisine at L'Arrivage, located atop the Museum of Archeology.
Highly recommended by Anne, the owner of the B&B, it didn't disappoint - not only was the rooftop patio the perfect spot for a hot sunny day like today, especially with a beautiful view of the port, but the food ... as fine as anything you can get in France and at a very reasonable price. $20 for a three-course meal with coffee or tea? You can't beat that!
Montreal has been tres cool, definitely worthy of a return trip, especially if it would involve actually seeing a complete F1 race. It's actually been quite fun to play tourist in my own country - it's something I've never actually done before, at least not to the extent of the walking-around-wearing-a-backpack-with-a-guidebook-in-hand-and-a-camera-in-the-other type of tourist I was in Montreal. It wasn't really the intent, but
more of an accident.
It's a shame, in a way - Canada has so much to offer, but the call of distant lands is inevitably louder. Funny how so many of us see so much of the rest of the world before we really even see our own little piece of it all. But of course, my justification is always that while I'm still able to, I'll backpack to faraway lands by bus and train, saving Canada for when I'm old and grey, and can see it via RV!
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