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dinner and shopping

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Montreal comes alive at night...

Oh, and it's almost halloween...(cue scary laugh)

Anyway, like I said, I see a lot more people at night while walking around then in the day time...

Last night, I went to a much buzzed about vegetarian restaurant in Plateau du Mont Royal district. The place has been opened since 2003, but people still go there. The restaurant's name is Chuchai. I went to try it out and enjoyed the veg food. Because the bus going there was not operating, I ended up taking a cab to/from restaurant which costs about the same as the meal, so yeah, I am not sure I would do it again although it was definitely a very shopping friendly neighborhood. All the chain stores are there mixing it up with more local boutiques. The hat I brought from home was not operating in Montreal weather, so I spent the $100 I won on new wool hats, mittens, and taxi cab rides. And get this, my wool hat's got super duper cute little ear flaps to protect my ears from cold. See, it makes a difference when it's locally designed and made. Oh-- and it's got two cute cat-like ears on top of the head too. So I can be a true kitten... The mitten is multi-colored and really cute too!

If you recognize this description, don't follow me around. I appreciate it.

The language problem can be complicated...

One of my cab driver is french and so when I gave him the address, no problem, But if I tried to talk to him about something like the road condition (it's very heavy traffic), then he goes silent. After ignoring me (people find this almost impossible...hm, I wonder if it's cuz I am cute! Lol), he broke down in tears and told me in broken english that he doesn't speak english. Mon Dieu! (smacks cute kitten mitten hat). Anyway, I stop talking to him so as not to complicate the english/french relationship. See Smokey, I am very diplomatic! :P And I am totally kidding about the part about him breaking down in tears...he was actually sobbing. Just kidding...

After I got back to the hotel, I took a nice relaxing shower, and did laundry. That's right, there's laundry room on the premise. Yay, lucky me. I love clean laundry...so I went upstairs and lo and behold, guess what I discovered...

Not only was there a laundry room, there's a terrace overlooking downtown montreal. Absolutely gorgeous! And freezing cold too, so I after I put the laundry in the machine, I went downstairs to grab my coat and went back upstairs to enjoy the view. Reminded me a bit about my view from Brooklyn overlooking the Manhattan skylight.

Went to bed after my laundry was done. Tired, but had a great day exploring the city.

Posted by 4kitten 20:12 Archived in Canada Tagged montreal

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