My Real Montreal Experience
Having had my last vacay in March this year, I recently felt I needed to break away from my usual busy life.
Thankfully my friend, Chen tagged me along to go with her to Montreal for a short trip over the long weekend.
I thought it was my much-needed respite from the hustle and bustle of daily toil. But I was not expecting that Montreal could really be that charming on my 4th time visiting the city. This trip actually gave me a sneak peek of my upcoming travel to France in November. At least, I already got a feel of what it is like to be there.
Here are the snapshots of my recent escapade.
|Went to walk around the Dorchester Square. Had some quiet time just sitting there watching the beautiful people of Montreal! It was entertaining and relaxing! :D|
|Montreal Museum of Fine Arts|
|They have such lovely alleys everywhere.|
|Strolled further downtown and I had to stop by for this pose. Ha.|
|Get a breath-taking view of the city at night from the Lookout at Mount Royal|
Food Tripping (Pastries, Poutine & Smoked Meat should never be off your list!)
|Be sure to stop by and try their delish desserts!!!|
|Try their Fondant Cake - Choco Lava cake with dark chocolate filling inside and vanilla ice cream on the side.|
|Try their chocolate and almond croissants. Actually, try EVERYTHING! Ha!|
|Their Breakfast meals are superb!!! This was at Ben and Florentine|
|So Quiche (Kiss) me... Haha!|
|I loved the feel of this restaurant. It's a 5-minute walk from St. Joseph Oratory|
|Finally, this was what I went there for seriously - the Montreal's Smoked Meat - so tender, so good!|
|Mary Queen of the World is a Holy Door as well|
|The biggest church I have ever been to - St. Joseph's Oratory has 1,000 seating capacity|
|Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal|
|St. Patrick Cathedral - one of the beautiful churches I have ever seen|
I would like to thank these 3 angels who made my short break fun and wonderful! Thank you for your generosity!
With this trip, I realized that I enjoy my own company a lot. I do not mind strolling around unfamiliar places, feasting over a decent meal by myself or just getting lost somewhere. I would like to think I am a happy loner sometimes. And I need to travel alone to get in touch with my soul.