Particularly when the passport is involved.
Chris and Mike said they were going to Montreal for the Fourth of July weekend. Montreal? I've never been there before! It's only 5 hours from Ithaca! They speak French up there! And they have poutine.
Montreal is a very livable city. Not sure I'd want to live there, but still a very comfortable, pleasant city to visit, even in the heat and humidity of July. Coming from a lady who doesn't like cities, that is a RINGING endorsement!
Here's a quick photojournal:
Day One: we walked around Old Montreal, Chinatown, went for a dinner in a fancy French restaurant, and caught some excellent music at the International Jazz Festival.
|graffiti, a sleeping bum, and a delicate fresco|
|mangoes in Chinatown|
|artist's alley in an old courtyard|
|very, very beautiful and ornate architecture|
|archaeology museum built right over the ruins of the oldest parts of the city|
|not gonna lie... ithaca's fireworks were better.|
|walking home through gay village... such a cool neighborhood|
|excellent produce at the jean talon market|
|eating lunch when suddenly street theater was right in front of us!|
|we followed the acrobats over to to the back side of a Metro station...|
|...and then to a park...|
|...and then to one of the best shows I've ever seen.|
|view from mt. royal|