the EZ life

Montreal October 20, 2008

Filed under: EZ Stories — theezlife @ 3:07 pm
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I love to travel… after studying abroad in Bilbao, Spain a few years ago with side trips to Rome and Athens, I can’t WAIT to be able to go back to Europe! For anyone who’s been, you know what I mean… for those of you who haven’t, you should definitely go. Seriously. Or at least hit up Africa, Asia, or South America. (I hear Costa Rica is pretty sweet.)  And for those of you who can’t afford the trans-atlantic flight (like me!), consider Montreal in Quebec, Canada. Z and I roadtripped our way up there on our honeymoon and although we only stayed for a few days, we really did feel like we had been transported to some historic, European city (hearing/seeing French everywhere helps). It was beautiful, the people were super friendly and helpful, and the FOOD… it was heavenly.

Walking through the modern part of the City... headed towards the historic district. (Z likes to take diagonal pictures!)

Walking through the modern part of the City... headed towards the historic district. (Z likes to take diagonal pictures!)

 We stayed at the Sofitel… and it was by far the nicest hotel I have ever stayed in… and unanimously voted the best breakfast both of us have ever had. (also most expensive!)

Thus begins my love of Eggs Benedict...

Thus begins my love of Eggs Benedict...

Studying architecture as an undergraduate has given me a new appreciation for churches. This was one of the most impressive (and colorful!) that I have ever seen in person. (Don’t count St. Peter’s Basilica aka the Vatican… that was mind-blowing!)

It's not really tilted that way... can you tell who took the picture?

It isn't really tilted like that... can you tell who took the picture?

 We stopped in the church on our way to “Old Montreal.” If you’re looking for the “old European City feel” complete with cobblestone streets and sidewalk cafes, look no further!

I wish I was there right now...

I wish I was there right now...

Listening to some street musicians in the Plaza... trying to decide which delicious cafe to hit up for lunch. (Sorry, haven't yet figured out how to rotate pictures after they're already uploaded! Maybe you can't...)

Listening to some street musicians in the Plaza... trying to decide which delicious cafe to hit up for lunch. (Sorry, haven't figured out how to rotate pictures after they are already uploaded... maybe you can't!)

 After a glorious few days in Montreal, we headed to Maine for some camping and a beautiful Bed and Breakfast… all that to come later. For now, make plans to travel to Montreal. (It’s WAAAAY better than Niagra Falls!)

Dreaming of Canada,

E

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