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Published: August 13th 2011
Weh hey! I'm typing this on a greyhound bus that has wifi and even managed to find the service station we have stopped at! Ok so we left Montreal this morning at 10.45 and the driver announced the lights werent working so we were going to stop and wait for a replacement but at some airport, so an 8 hour bus journey is now taking about 10 hours ah well. It was very scary crossing the border into the usa as we were all herded into a room, a police car blocked the bus off so it couldnt move and we were all shouted at very loudly by a customs officer who immediately made you feel guilty! One by one you were questioned and then told you could go, except for 2 girls who got taken away and we all sat on the bus waiting for them, they eventually came out and we were allowed to proceed - welcome to the us of a!!!
So Montreal - well it was big, noisy and full of beggars (Canada seems to have a lot of them) they also have this really bizzare system for crossing roads, they have traffic lights for the cars but pedestrians just have to make a run for it and hope for the best!
Our first night it poured down and we walked for miles to find a bank which was a bit of a nightmare but then we found an Irish pub and a few pints of cider and a meal later thinks were definitely looking up! Then onto see the Foo Fighters in the Bell Centre - a great venue it holds 1000s but once you are in feels quite intimate, the band were great and did a 2 1/2hour set which was pretty impressive. They had a long walkway going right out through the crowd and Dave Grohl kept running up and down it and generally being cool! Next day we had a wander about the area we were staying in and managed to find a McDonalds with free wifi and then after attempting to make an online payment ended up having our bank account frozen! - bit of a panic on there i can tell you, however it is now all sorted - phew!!!!
Oh yes the most strange thing occured as our hotel was opposite the bell centre we had to walk past it to get anywhere and the 2nd night we were wandering along when we saw britney spears hidding between tour buses having a fag with one of her massive bouncers - she looked a right clip and just as i said isnt that britney she spotted us and shot off into the building - stupid girl as if we would have been hounding her!!!! now if it had been Dave Grohl well........
Anyway that was our Montreal adventure and now its onto Boston for 3 nights, our first is on the tall ship The Liberty and then 2 in a youth hostel - oh joy and its back to chuffin bunks!
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