To The East Is Quebec

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Quebec is a province that is located east of Ontario; it is Canada’s biggest province and has the second most people living there. There are about 7,568,640 people living there (as of 2005). The province is French speaking, that is there office language but a lot of people speak English there as well. The provinces […]


Canada Travel S Understated Treasure

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The second largest country in the world should by no means stand in the shadow of its more boisterous southern neighbor. Canada’s 10 million square kilometers of land, lakes and life brings its own signature flavor to the North American continent. Travel through Canada is a truly mind-opening experience for even the most seasoned vacationer. […]


Hec Montreal

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Montreal, Quebec is the second biggest city in Canada. It is a multi-cultured city and ranks second in the highest proportion of students per capita in the whole North America. Having four universities, Montreal is considered as the leader in university research and development in Canada. HEC Montreal is located within the vicinity of the […]


Hello From Montreal One Final Walk Through Downtown Admiring Its Architectural Beauties

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My exciting long weekend in Montreal unfortunately had to come to an end. After an exciting day of exploration yesterday that ended with an absolutely delicious dinner at Nuances, the fine dining restaurant at the Casino de Montreal, capped by an impressive pyro-musical performance at La Ronde, I rested up so I would be able […]


Exploring The Casino De Montreal A Gourmet Dinner And Some Fireworks

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After my lovely cheerful encounter in the Square St. Louis I briefly went back to the hotel and then took the subway to the exit at Jean Drapeau Park. There are two large islands in the St. Lawrence River: Ile Notre-Dame and Ile Sainte-Helene. The latter more than doubled in size in preparation for Expo […]


Hello From Montreal A Gourmet Dinner At Nuances Restaurant Followed By Amazing Fireworks

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My personalized tour of the Casino de Montreal was very interesting and taught me many different things that I had never known about casino operations. My learning experience was followed by an opportunity to sample the Casino’s hospitality first hand. Alexandre took me up to the top floor of the Casino and handed me over […]


Hello From Montreal Part 4 Dining And A Bit Of Jazz At Modavie

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June 29, 2006 Hello from Montreal: Dining and a Bit of Jazz at Modavie After my initial introduction to Montreal through my driving tour, my next step was to explore the city on foot. I set out on my first walk through Old Montreal (Vieux Montreal). Literally five minutes from my hotel is the Place […]


Hello From Montreal Part 7 A Delicious Outside Lunch At The Caf Du Chateau A Major Thunderstorm And A Tour Through Mus E De Ramezay

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June 30, 2006 Well, as much as the walking tour through Old Montreal nourished my senses and architectural sensibilities, my stomach was in dire need of nutrition and I was debating whether I should plunk myself down at one of the enticing terrace caf


Hello From Montreal A Late Mexican Lunch At Ma Ana And A Fascinating Peruvian Immigrant Story

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My lengthy explorations of the Olympic Stadium, the Botanical Gardens and the Insectarium, and my visit to the Jean Talon Market in Montreal’s Little Italy had definitely stimulated my appetite for a good meal. By this time it was mid-afternoon and I had taken the subway back to the Latin Quarter in the St-Denis area, […]


Hello From Montreal Part 13 360 Degree Views From The Tower At The Olympic Stadium Bugs And Nature At The Insectarium And The Botanical Garden And A Quick Visit To The Jean Talon Market In Littl

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July 2, 2006 Appropriately rested from my action packed day yesterday I had a leisurely breakfast and headed out on the subway at 9:30 am. I love the subway system in Montreal since it’s safe, efficient and all the major sights are accessible via underground transportation. And the interesting thing is the trains run on […]


Hello From Montreal Part 2 A Comfortable Ride In The Train And First Impressions

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June 29, 2006 It was an early day today, I got up at 4:30 am, and my husband dropped me off at 5:45 am at Toronto’s historic Union Station. Several buses of young students were already unloading their luggage and ready to enter the train station. At about 6 am the Via Rail counters were […]


Hello From Montreal Part 3 A Driving Tour As A Great Introduction To A Fascinating City

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June 29, 2006 Shortly after my arrival in Montreal, right around 1 pm, I met Carole, a licensed professional tour guide from Guidatour in the lobby of the Holiday Inn and she was going to be my local expert on a driving tour through the centre of Montreal. I had only been in Montreal once […]