Arriving in Montreal
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April 22nd, 2008 – by: momiji
I stayed at friend's mother's friend's house (that sounds complicated. haha) who is Japanese. We had Japanese style breakfast!
My friend Yuri is leaving for Canmore by bus after I leave so she stayed with me until I leave.
We are best friends for ages. She's going to live in Canada for at least a year so this is our last time to talk in person. We had about an hour to talk. We didn't talk much, more like relaxing. I guess we were all tired.
My flight was 10:55am so we hugged and said goodbye. We almost cried!! Only a year and we can talk on msn or something so we'll be fine ;)
The plane took off at 11:35am. It was 3 hours and 44 minutes flight. Not bad at all. I was just so tired so I slept pretty much the whole time.
When I left Calgary, it was -5 degrees, but when I arrived in Montreal, it was 18 degrees!!!! What's this difference? From winter to summer? And it's the same country. CRAZY!
Ok, so I arrived in Montreal. This is my first east coast in Canada. My friend told me this is a wonderful place so I was looking forward to seeing this city.
While I was waiting for my backpack at baggage claim, I looked around because my TB friends- Sondos, Samia and Nico were supposed to pick me up at the airport. I couldn't find them so I kept waiting at baggage claim. A few minutes later, someone tapped my shoulder.
Then I met up with Sondos and Samia! They are sweet!!! Thanks for picking me up at the airport, guys ;)
We drove down to the city and started walking. To tell you the truth girls, I don't remember where we went lol!! I know that's horrible but I was just following you guys and taking pictures randomly.. But I remember we went to Old Montreal, Chinatown, Mont Royal and W hotel! hahahaha!!!!
We went to Mont Royal at night.
The view from there was amazing! It was just so beautiful!!! We saw some hungry racoons. One of them were so bad! I think she was the boss, EVIL racoon!!! Sondon was feeding them (chips) and this evil racoon ate them all!! It was funny!
After that, we went to Morrocan restaurant. I've never been to that kind of restaurant so it was interesting. They did Shisha (hooka) which I've never seen.. oh maybe I've seen it on TV, not sure.. It was pretty cool. Though I didn't try. I didn't want to try lol!!
For some reason, I wanted to do something with my cell phone, maybe I wanted to take a pic of Shisha or something.. OK, I CAN'T FIND MY CELL PHONE!!! I remember I took a pic at skating rink and went to bathroom after that.
I said good bye to Sondos and Samia that night and me and Nico decided to walk around more. I knew there was gay village so we went to that street. OHhhhh!!!! WOW! It's my first time seeing tons of gay people! hahaha!!! It was so funny, they are so GAY! haha :D I think Nico wasn't comfortable walking that street. Sorry, Nico ;P I wanted to take some pics of that street but I didn't. I was a bit scared of taking photos there :P Maybe I'll do that next time I go there!!! But I remember everything in my head :)
We walked the other side of the street too. I don't remember how many hours we walked.. maybe a couple of hours or more??
We left for home cuz it was pretty late... What a great day I had!!
My first TB meeting was awesome!! And I already fell in love with this city!!! I love it here!!
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