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Montreal, QC, Canada

Postby paco74 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:46 pm

I'll be there for two weeks with work. Never been. I will have a full weekend just for looking around.

I could use some suggestions. I have trouble walking a lot (MD) but suggest away...specially food places and nature!
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Re: Montreal, QC, Canada

Postby Zarniwoop » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:47 pm

paco74 wrote:
I could use some suggestions.



don't go
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Re: Montreal, QC, Canada

Postby paco74 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:47 pm

Zarniwoop wrote:
paco74 wrote:
I could use some suggestions.



don't go

LOL....no choice, eh!
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Re: Montreal, QC, Canada

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:49 pm

Never been to Montreal, but if I suddenly found myself there, I suppose I'd go find out what a real Montreal steak was all about.
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Re: Montreal, QC, Canada

Postby Buc2 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:58 pm

paco74 wrote:I'll be there for two weeks with work. Never been. I will have a full weekend just for looking around.

I could use some suggestions. I have trouble walking a lot (MD) but suggest away...specially food places and nature!

PM rbf. Perhaps he's been there. Or Lachy maybe.
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Re: Montreal, QC, Canada

Postby Kress » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:17 pm

15 years ago or so I could have filled you in, but that's probably changed a lot by now. I'll have to skip restaurant recommendations because who knows at this point. Some general rules that should still work though:

1. Poutine. Lots of poutine.
2. For just general wandering around, Old Montreal (Vieux-Montreal). I know that you said you don't walk much, but the area isn't all that big and if you get plopped in the center of it you are pretty much guaranteed to find good stuff within a solid 9 iron of wherever you're standing. Shops, cafes, that kind of thing.
3. The botanical gardens there are very nice........ in the summer. I'm not sure when you're going. It would be a lot of walking, too, unless they have scooter rentals like a lot of places do.
4. Notre Dame Basilica is very impressive. Great architecture, and a great location in Old Montreal so that may be a good jumping-off point for the above. See the church, hit a café for lunch, etc.
5. Did I mention poutine? You should get some. Poutine. Eat it.

That's all I got.
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Re: Montreal, QC, Canada

Postby PetePierson » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:23 pm

Strip Clubs make the whores in Tampa look like Choir Girls.
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Re: Montreal, QC, Canada

Postby PrimeMinister » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:24 pm

PetePierson wrote:Strip Clubs make the whores in Tampa look like Choir Girls.


Sounds lovely.
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Re: Montreal, QC, Canada

Postby PetePierson » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:34 pm

PrimeMinister wrote:
PetePierson wrote:Strip Clubs make the whores in Tampa look like Choir Girls.


Sounds lovely.


It's like the Notebook, but different.
Hey, I'm a romantic.
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Re: Montreal, QC, Canada

Postby Crocaneers » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:39 pm

Check to see if the Expos are in town.





What??
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Re: Montreal, QC, Canada

Postby Super K » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:56 pm

PetePierson wrote:Strip Clubs make the whores in Tampa look like Choir Girls.


Exact addresses please...

For scientific research purposes, obviously....
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Re: Montreal, QC, Canada

Postby Teitan » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:01 pm

Buc2 wrote:
paco74 wrote:I'll be there for two weeks with work. Never been. I will have a full weekend just for looking around.

I could use some suggestions. I have trouble walking a lot (MD) but suggest away...specially food places and nature!

PM rbf. Perhaps he's been there. Or Lachy maybe.



You don’t want food recommendations from RBF.
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Re: Montreal, QC, Canada

Postby NYBF » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:35 pm

PetePierson wrote:Strip Clubs make the whores in Tampa look like Choir Girls.


Ever bang a choir girl?
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Re: Montreal, QC, Canada

Postby PrimeMinister » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:39 pm

NYBF wrote:
PetePierson wrote:Strip Clubs make the whores in Tampa look like Choir Girls.


Ever bang a choir girl?


Whores go to choir girls to learn new tricks.
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Re: Montreal, QC, Canada

Postby Sammich » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:32 pm

PetePierson wrote:
PrimeMinister wrote:
Sounds lovely.


It's like the Notebook, but different.
Hey, I'm a romantic.


I had a good laugh at this.
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Re: Montreal, QC, Canada

Postby real bucs fan » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:42 pm

PetePierson wrote:Strip Clubs make the whores in Tampa look like Choir Girls.

lol I was going to say.

I was born in Montreal and still have family there, but moved as a kid as my family were anglos and thought Quebec was separating. It's a great party town, and lots or great restaurants as well. Maybe it's the french, but it has a bit of a European feel. Even though they currently suck, might wanna check out a Habs game. The people there are really something else, they have the general attitude of a New Yorker but with a snobby french vibe to it.

If you're going with the family, I'd recommend checking out Old Quebec City- now that is incredibly european. Wonderful architecture, sights, history and night life, it's one of my favourite places in North America.
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Re: Montreal, QC, Canada

Postby Kress » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:28 am

Super K wrote:
PetePierson wrote:Strip Clubs make the whores in Tampa look like Choir Girls.


Exact addresses please...

For scientific research purposes, obviously....



St. Catherine Street. The address number doesn't matter, if the street is St. Catherine Street you're in the right place.

Allegedly.


Actually, this has always amused me, and I wonder if they're still around. There was this place that opened up called Club Sexe. Pretty straightforward. So what did the guy next door do? He opened a place called Club Super Sexxxe. Now tell me, you're standing there looking at the two, which one are you going to go to? Brilliant marketing......
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Re: Montreal, QC, Canada

Postby Buc2 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:32 am

Teitan wrote:
Buc2 wrote:PM rbf. Perhaps he's been there. Or Lachy maybe.



You don’t want food recommendations from RBF.

Oh yeah. I forgot. :lol:
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Re: Montreal, QC, Canada

Postby paco74 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:11 am

Kress wrote:15 years ago or so I could have filled you in, but that's probably changed a lot by now. I'll have to skip restaurant recommendations because who knows at this point. Some general rules that should still work though:

1. Poutine. Lots of poutine.
2. For just general wandering around, Old Montreal (Vieux-Montreal). I know that you said you don't walk much, but the area isn't all that big and if you get plopped in the center of it you are pretty much guaranteed to find good stuff within a solid 9 iron of wherever you're standing. Shops, cafes, that kind of thing.
3. The botanical gardens there are very nice........ in the summer. I'm not sure when you're going. It would be a lot of walking, too, unless they have scooter rentals like a lot of places do.
4. Notre Dame Basilica is very impressive. Great architecture, and a great location in Old Montreal so that may be a good jumping-off point for the above. See the church, hit a café for lunch, etc.
5. Did I mention poutine? You should get some. Poutine. Eat it.

That's all I got.

Well noted!
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Re: Montreal, QC, Canada

Postby paco74 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:11 am

PetePierson wrote:Strip Clubs make the whores in Tampa look like Choir Girls.

Hehe...hmm
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Re: Montreal, QC, Canada

Postby paco74 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:14 am

real bucs fan wrote:
PetePierson wrote:Strip Clubs make the whores in Tampa look like Choir Girls.

lol I was going to say.

I was born in Montreal and still have family there, but moved as a kid as my family were anglos and thought Quebec was separating. It's a great party town, and lots or great restaurants as well. Maybe it's the french, but it has a bit of a European feel. Even though they currently suck, might wanna check out a Habs game. The people there are really something else, they have the general attitude of a New Yorker but with a snobby french vibe to it.

If you're going with the family, I'd recommend checking out Old Quebec City- now that is incredibly european. Wonderful architecture, sights, history and night life, it's one of my favourite places in North America.

Going Sept. 23 - Oct. 6
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Re: Montreal, QC, Canada

Postby paco74 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:21 am

Super K wrote:
PetePierson wrote:Strip Clubs make the whores in Tampa look like Choir Girls.


Exact addresses please...

For scientific research purposes, obviously....

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"For academic reasons, of course"
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Re: Montreal, QC, Canada

Postby real bucs fan » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:20 pm

paco74 wrote:
real bucs fan wrote:lol I was going to say.

I was born in Montreal and still have family there, but moved as a kid as my family were anglos and thought Quebec was separating. It's a great party town, and lots or great restaurants as well. Maybe it's the french, but it has a bit of a European feel. Even though they currently suck, might wanna check out a Habs game. The people there are really something else, they have the general attitude of a New Yorker but with a snobby french vibe to it.

If you're going with the family, I'd recommend checking out Old Quebec City- now that is incredibly european. Wonderful architecture, sights, history and night life, it's one of my favourite places in North America.

Going Sept. 23 - Oct. 6

Depends how pricey the tickets are, but maybe you can catch a break since the city is down on the team right now. But there are folks who believe the live sports experience in North America is a Habs game in Montreal, and I can't say I disagree.
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Re: Montreal, QC, Canada

Postby Teitan » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:09 am

So, how was Canada?



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Re: Montreal, QC, Canada

Postby paco74 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:50 am

Canada was good. A lot of work but I did manage to get out a few times. Per suggestions, had to try the poutines. I had a traditional one and a breakfast one with hollandaise sauce. I hit downtown a couple times for dinner and found some live Canadian pop music at bar off of Saint Denis. Love the old churches and architect. Drove the 2.5 hours to Quebec City with a coworker and checked out Old Quebec. The Queen Mary 2 cruise ship was parked right up front. Very touristy but fun nonetheless. The ride was well worth it just for the changing of the leaves. Traffic was horrible in Montreal and people really think they are in Europe the way the drive. Oh and damn if everything isn't freaking expensive. Even with the advantageous exchange rate, everything is overpriced. Gas prices....**** me sideways on a roller coaster! Paid $92 to fill up the charger I was driving...that is just under $77 US. Loved the colder weather. Hopefully. Paris in March.
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