Enchanting Tour of the historic Old Montreal

A visitor information centre is usually the right place to start, when planning to explore a new city. And that was our first stop. We looked around for guide maps and detailed brochures for our visit and picked up a few. Though we had the information in our hand, we spoke to one of the experts there – who really helped us in understanding the rough layout … Continue reading Enchanting Tour of the historic Old Montreal

Montreal: The resplendent beauty of Notre-Dame Basilica

“Sorry, we are closed now for a wedding ceremony”, it was so disappointing to hear that after walking for three blocks to the Notre-Dame Basilica from the parking. “So, when will it be open to public?” I asked. “Between 6:30 to 8 p.m., it will be open for everyone.” That was relieving. Well, it wasn’t that bad as we got more time to explore Old … Continue reading Montreal: The resplendent beauty of Notre-Dame Basilica

Montreal: A Wonderful Summer day at the Mount Royal

An unfamiliar language, increases the time spent on doing routine things. Well, we were in the city of Montreal, where 70% of the people speak french and it is also the second largest french speaking city in the world after Paris. With everything in French and not in English (as we are used to), everything took longer – from getting directions to reading a menu. Lesson … Continue reading Montreal: A Wonderful Summer day at the Mount Royal