Some time during my walk in the rain and after my drink at Starbucks, I had a tummy ache. I am not saying that the drink at Starbucks triggered this, but it's just embarrassing when it happens and just so uncomfortable. I hate it when it happens at home city, and especially so during travelling. How does one deal?
By now, I was searching for a restaurant to go to in Chinatown where I can have lunch, so I ended up going to a noodle place and using their restroom, too. I have to say that their restroom is really clean. So glad 'cuz I usually don't use public restrooms due to the eek factor.
I felt fine after and ordered some food, thinking that I will take the leftovers home. But then even before the food arrives on the table, I started to feel nauseous, like I was going to throw up...
Oh gosh, I don't want to get sick...what's going on.
I decided that I was not going to get sick until I was back in the hotel room. It just can't happen. Right then, I ask the restaurant to pack everything to go. And then instead of walking back to the hotel, I decided to take the metro home. (So much for no metro today.)
Here's a picture of some of the food...(before it got packed for takeout)
I was at Station Place-D'Armes and took the Cote-Vertu train to connect the Honore-Beaugrand at Lionel-Groulx station, and got off at my downtown stop. One thing I was so happy about was that I had experience taking the metro in the past couple of days that I knew exactly where I needed to connect.
After I came back to the hotel, I felt better, and made tea to calm myself. I am now resting and hoping this (whatever it is) will pass and that I will feel better tomorrow. Don't want to be sick on plane, you know...not cool.
I did get a very nice surprise on my hotel bed when I came back though.
The first thing I noticed was that the tip I left for the room service lady for today was still on the night stand. What happened? Did she forget to take it? And then I noticed a note was left near my pillow.
The note reads, "Merci de nous avoir visite et que Dieu vous benisse" which means "Thank you for visiting and God bless you."
I have been leaving the hotel room very early everyday except today, so never met her. But this morning, I met her while I was preparing to leave for my walk, and she was very motherly telling me to button up because it's cold outside, etc. And then we talked about how I was going to leave tomorrow, and she was like, "oh, already...I will miss you." I didn't realize that she was serious. Afterall, I didn't meet her until today. Wow, such a nice woman I thought. And to see that note when I was coming back really touched me.
Who gets wonderful notes on their pillow while travelling?
Wow! Another wonderful experience.
Merci beaucoup Canada! Je t'aime!