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Old 03-28-2006, 09:13 PM   #1
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Okay, I arrived in Montreal today. I'm going to be here for a week. I checked and there are no seal clubbings to attend while I'm here. Anyone have suggestions for other things to see and do?
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Re: What to do in Montreal?
Old 03-28-2006, 09:18 PM   #2
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See if you can get some of that famous "free health care".

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In a past life, maybe 20 years ago, I went to a Russian restaurant there called "Troika", across the street from a Sheraton hotel I think. (My lack of memory for details will soon become understandable.)

They spoke only Russian and French.

My two conventioneer-friends and I threw ourselves on the waiter's mercy.

They brought three extremely cold shot glasses full of what we assumed was vodka -- it turned out to be pepper vodka, which seemed to be essence of habanero peppers in an ice cold vodka base.

Watching the others in the restaurant, we downed them in a quick gulp.

Our brains tried to deal with the ice-cold liquid with a fiery hot flavor -- hotter than straight tobasco, I'm sure -- and could only handle the dissonance by ordering refills.

I think we had some wonderful food, but several rounds of those shots seemed to have weakened my memories of the actual meal.

I just googled them, and they seem to be still there:
http://english.montrealplus.ca/porta...ofileID=476642
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Climb up on the fence surrounding the largest political office and alternate ululation while screaming "Death to america!".

Wait...never mind...sorry...that appears to be my standard advice to you while travelling.

You could root out some of the canadian supremacists whose best come-backs are "no...YOU are!" and make fun of them while eating some indigenous canadian food. Which I think might be beaver or woodchuck or something. You already ruled out the sveal and slamb.
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In a past life, maybe 20 years ago, I went to a Russian restaurant there called "Troika", across the street from a Sheraton hotel I think. (My lack of memory for details will soon become understandable.)

The bars are mostly on Crescent street. I think the Troika is there. Last time I was in the Troika must have been some 40 plus years ago. I had completely forgotten it. Yes it is still there but many restaurants and clubs we once frequented in the sixties are now only distant memories.

If you like heights then visit ‘altitude 737’. You are several hundred feet above the city. I think the place is still open. If not, go to the Chateau Champlain Hotel. They have a nice restaurant at the top of the hotel with an impressive view.

You must go eat at Chinatown. I do every Friday noon. Have done for years. There is a place on La Gauchetiere street which is strictly buffet. It is huge. It can easily accommodate at least two hundred. Buffet is $7.95. So says the sign outside.

Then you must visit old Montréal and Notre Dame Cathedral.

Take the metro to Ile ste. Hélène. You will see the Buckminster Fuller pavilion which was the American pavilion in that wonderful summer of expo ‘67. It caught fire some 30 years ago. But the structure is still there.

Drop in to the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts on Sherbooke Street; there is always interesting stuff to see. Right now a Russian exhibition I think.

Go to 'the lookout' in Westmount. Again a wonderful view of the city. Plus the millionaires' homes are all there.

Try the world famous smoked meat sandwich at 'Bens' on Mansfield Street and go by some bagels on St. Viateur Street.

Go for a long walk. Anywhere. This place is completely safe. No need to carry a firearm or a can of mace. A refreshing change of scene where ones security is not a concern. Visit North America's most charming and civilized city. Most here speak English so don’t allow language be a factor.

Go visit the Gay village on St. Catherine street east. Yes we do have a Gay village!

PS I live 8 minutes from city centre by Train. Have been here most of the last 44 years. So if you run into a sixty-two year old guy who drops by american internet chat sites and is labeled a troll, then it is probably me.
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Okay, I arrived in Montreal today. I'm going to be here for a week. I checked and there are no seal clubbings to attend while I'm here. Anyone have suggestions for other things to see and do?
If you post here with questions I would be happy to help.

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See if you can get some of that famous "free health care".

We have some excellent private health care facilities. They are not free nor cheap. But Yankee dollars are always accepted with even a 10% premium given.
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our transit sysrem

take a look a the maps

http://www.stcum.qc.ca/English/a-somm.htm


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Notre Dame, Old Montreal, Nun's island, Jewsih delis are amongst the best you will find anywhere.

CFB, people can think you a fool, then you open your Mouth and remove all doubt.

Ottawa is about an hour away, well worth a visit.

The Eastern Townships are within an easy few hours drive, worth a visit.

I usually stay at Le Vogue, a very nice boutique Hotel across from Ogilvies.

Try your French, it is appreciated.

4 hours east is Quebec City, the most beautiful city in North America.
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Chez Paree on Stanley St.

Live ballet and a FREE buffet everytime I have been there.
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CFB, on the subject of Health Care, and I hope you never are in need of it, but The Shriners have chosen Montreal as the centre for their new Children's Hospital.

The Laurentians are a couple of hours North of the City, you can still get some skiing in, or just relax in The Village.
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Get wasted and pick up some transvestite hookers?

Or CFB's idea... whatever..........
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So CD, where did you pick up your Transvestite Hookers, I am sure CFB would be interested?
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Wait, your wife never mentioned anything to you...?
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My ass will be coming up as part of the discussion any time now.

Canada's ass is already evident.
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CFB, since when did you start pretending to be Canadian, a Kieffer Sutherland or Keannu Reeves complex, or maybe K.D Lange??
Eh?
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CFB, since when did you start pretending to be Canadian, a Kieffer Sutherland or Keannu Reeves complex, or maybe K.D Lange??
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lesbian craving... :P
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Shouldn't there be a "Deputy" in there somewhere?
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