• Posted:Friday, December 18, 2009
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Things to do in Montreal

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Things to do in Montreal
Montreal is not a place that I know particularly well, only having stayed in a Montreal hostel a couple of times in my jet setting career, but it's certainly somewhere that I would very much like to be reacquainted with as the days that I have spent there have been very enjoyable.

However, I know how difficult it can be when you're in a new place and there's so much to see and do that it takes you forever to make up your mind. You end up wasting hours that could be spent seeing the sights.

That's why I've been nice and kind and found an article written by a Montreal native, detailing some of the activities that can be done in the city. Posted on the Burlington Free Press website, Eva Stelzer's piece on Montreal life begins with the recommendation of a visit to Beauty's, where the breakfasts are especially noteworthy at the weekends.

Apparently, the eatery serves up bagels and smoked salmon and has been doing so since the 1950s, although it was suggested that getting there early is a good idea. Once you're fed and watered, a trip to the Mont Royal Park could be fun, particularly on Sundays, as near the winged-angel (a bronze statue) there are generally lots of musicians jamming on percussion instruments.

Bernard Street in Mile End could be a fun place to head to in the evenings, as well. Ms Stelzer noted that there are lots of little cafes, as well as a whisky bar to be found in an old warehouse that are worth a visit. And according to Canada.com, this area is also good for a spot of shopping. At least, Giancarlo La Giorgia of the Ottawa Citizen and his wife apparently "did some credit card damage" here.

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