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tummy aches, metro, and a really nice note

rain

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)
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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."

So sweet!

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!

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Posted by 4kitten 19:25 Archived in Canada Tagged montreal

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