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North America » Canada » Quebec » Montréal » Old Montréal August 27th 2014

The St. Lawrence river, with the third largest drainage area in North America covering 1,610,000m2from its farthest draining site in the Great Lakes, runs from the outflow of Lake Ontario through two provinces - Ontario and Québec - out into the Gulf of St. Lawrence at its enormous estuary. From Lake Ontario to its mouth, it also happens to flow through several of Canada's major cities - including Toronto, Montréal, Québec and, by way of a major tributary, the nation's capital Ottawa - which makes it a convenient base for the itinerary of a first trip to Canada. Without having planned it deliberately, this 2 1/2 week trip almost entirely took place along the St. Lawrence River and its sources, providing a thematic continuity to it all. Flying out from Paris, my trip began with five ... read more
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North America » Canada » Quebec » Montréal August 25th 2014

In May 2013, we decided we didn’t want to live a sedentary, routine-based life and decided to buy an RV and leave on an eight-month road trip. We planned and prepared for four months, and September 1st, we were on the road with our two year old beagle, Abbey. During those four months, we bought our RV, a 1974 Winnebago Indian – that we absolutely fell in love with; we found a tenant for the time we’d be gone; we sold our car; Mat quit his job; and I got permission to work twenty hours a week instead of forty. I am fortunate to be working as a software quality assurance specialist and be able to work remote. So there we were, a couple in our late twenties, with a Winnebago older than us, traveling Canada ... read more
Mat, Pat and Abbey

North America » Canada » Quebec » Montréal August 21st 2014

Ottawa est la capitale fédérale du Canada. Située en Ontario, 890 000 habitants, au bord de la riviere Outaouais, résidence officielle de premier ministre du Canada, Stephen Harper, ainsi que toutes les grandes institutions fédérales du Canada. Mon intention ce matin en me levant, était de demander audience a Stephen Harper, et lui faire savoir que mon ami Pier Lalonde, était tres mécontent de sa prestation de premier ministre. Je n' ai eu que des fins de non recevoir. Je suis un peu décu. J' ai déjà proposé a Pier de faire l' échange avec F. Holland. Ca été un gros NON. En me rendant a la résidence du premier ministre j' arrive juste a l' heure pour la releve de la garde voir plus car il y pas mal d' officiels, d' officiers installés sur ... read more
Ottawa la riviere des Outaouais
Montebello salle a manger
le parlement canadien

North America » Canada » Quebec » Montréal August 15th 2014

Hello à tous, J'ai enfin posté toutes les photos et vidéos de notre road trip, je vous laisse aller voir si ce n'est pas déjà fais? Dans chaque post du road-trip, j'ai rajouté des images ! Sinon le retour à Montréal a été rapidement studieux pour ma part. J'ai cherché rapidement à obtenir Internet pour d'abord faciliter mes recherches d'emploi. Ici Internet est très cher : environ 50-60 dollars par mois! Du coup les voisins de palier font des "collocs" d'Internet ! L'un prend un abonnement Internet, et fournit à son voisin le code wifi. L'autre paye la moitié du prix. C'est ce que je fais avec mon voisin sachant que j'ai pris un abonnement chez "Videotron", un des 2 grands fournisseurs Internet du Canada. J'en ai trouvé un à 64 dollars par mois, sachant que ... read more
Le "downtown" de Montréal
L'entrée du quartier chinois de Montréal
Le film de Dubai en préparation ! ;)

North America » Canada » Quebec » Montréal August 12th 2014

Retour à Montréal, on se permet une nuit à l'hotel, après avoir enchainé les airbnb. Le mercredi 13 août il a plu toute la journée, donc direction le musée d'archéologie de Montréal (Pointe à Caillère). C'est un super musée, en le construisant ils ont découvert des anciennes ruines de la ville. Les veinard, ça aurait été un aquarium ça aurait moins d'intérêt c'est sur... Le soir Manu prend l'avion...ça y'est je suis toute seule pour de vrai, mon année au Canada commence! Je ressens un mélange d'appréhension et d'excitation. Je traine ma grosse valise pour descendre les 3 étages de l'hotel (pas d'ascenseur bouh hou hou), puis bus pour aller à l'auberge de jeunesse que j'ai réservé pour une semaine. Que vois-je quand j'arrive : des escaliers (bouh hou hou bis). C'est reparti je me fais ... read more

North America » Canada » Quebec » Montréal August 10th 2014

Contrary to the title this was actually a "Jogging in Montreal" but I will be biking it, hopefully next year. I have been visiting Montreal for about 20 years, but it has always been during Spring, winter or fall and always in the built up area around NDG. This summer we had the chance to visit with our daughter who has recently moved to Lachine. I have always heard that Montreal had excellent multi-purpose paths but this was my first experience. Unfortunately, I did not have a bike with me, so being an avid jogger as well, that is what I did. My experience was along the waterfront of Dorval and Lachine in the SW part of Montreal. This blog section contains about 50 write-ups on different biking routes in Eastern North America. I have to ... read more
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North America » Canada » Quebec » Montréal » Pointe Claire July 31st 2014

Testing! Not sure if I have set this up properly or not! We are packing up getting ready for vacation 2014 with friends Debbie and Derek .... read more

North America » Canada » Quebec » Montréal July 19th 2014

Now that there's decent internet speed at home I can upload some additional photos from our trip... read more
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls

North America » Canada » Quebec » Montréal July 12th 2014

Our large suitcases had been spirited away in the middle of the night by those magical HAL luggage fairies. Our bags had been marked as BLUE-1 and we were due to disembark at 8:30 AM. We made our way to the Rotterdam Dining Room for one last meal aboard the Maasdam. We were seated by the window and could overlook the dockside activities. Already people were departing, many to catch flights home. We looked up to see a couple being seated with us, and it was déjà vu all over again. As we had joined our Trivia Teammates for breakfast quite by accident just one week earlier, with them departing and we happily continuing back to Montreal, this Saturday morning it would be our turn to depart; while, Edie and Fred had the leisure of taking ... read more

North America » Canada » Quebec » Montréal July 7th 2014

The month has gone so fast. We got a bit of a scare when Arthur formed pretty much right in front of Caribee. Friends in Florida kept us up to date with the situation. In general Caribee is doing well through the Florida summer heat and humidity. We have had someone go inside and check things out, and all is good so far so that's great to hear. It seems our extra efforts are paying off. We are very lucky to have friends to look over Caribee for us while we are away. Thank you! Here in Montreal we have had some progress on Mako. We think we have stopped all the leaks now and we are very happy about that. We got rid of our old microwave that was scaring us a little... microwaves scare ... read more
first over the finish line!
weekend away with friends
bbq supper in Soulanges

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