Montreal recap!Posted: 07/09/2012
Wow, it’s almost been a month since I went to Montreal! How time flies. Here are a few eyegasms for y’all from my trip:
First evening in Montreal, obviously on a terasse. Yes, terasse, not patio. I never wore makeup after this.
Instead spending loads on a hotel, I tried out airBnB instead. Rented an apartment and had the luxury (yes, it’s a luxury) of having some homecooked meals on our trip. Okay, it was only breakfast but still.
Stopped by McGill. Pretty sure everybody has this same picture. Beautiful campus.
Visited some relatives. How cute are my niece and nephew? Oh, I guess my cousin’s are good-looking too. Runs in the family.
Did some major shopping. Seriously. Who the hell buys earmuffs and Hunter boots in June? A true Vancouverite does. (Those are NOT my Ugg boots. Y’all know how I feel about Uggs. Let’s not get started.).
Had a mandatory pit stop at the very top of Mont Royal. Aw.
Met up with more family. Over dinner. In Old Montreal. Nom.
Even though we came at a shitty time (I always do that — this time, we just missed F1 and came right before all the jazz festivals), we still managed to check out some street festivals.
Did some clubbing. Bottle service, VIP, the usual.
Also got to see my very first Cirque du Soleil! This was Amaluna, the newest one. Beautiful performance.
Of course, no trip to Montreal is complete without smoked meat, poutine, and Quebecois beer. Decided to hit three birds with one stone. Bad idea. Don’t go to Montreal Poutine (total tourist trap) in Old Montreal. Missed Schwartz and La Banquise this time around…next time!
Because I heart museums and such, we checked out the Montreal Science Centre. And to my horror, they had a Star Wars exhibit on (I hate the Star Wars series with a passion). And to my greatest horror, I came out of the exhibit actually interested in wanting to watch the whole series! Ha! Can you believe that? The inner nerd in me tends to pop out at random times.
…and the best for last, the food. Definitely gained about 2 lbs while I was in Montreal. Foie gras, crepes, beaver tails, maple everything… hells yes.
 Rabbit crepe  Seared foie gras atop ginger bread and red wine jus  Chilled foie gras with caramalized pears  Beef tartare  Bouef bourgignon  Pate chinois  Calamari, not onion rings  Grilled octopus  Greek rib steak  XLB-style dumplings  Beaver tails
All in all, great vacation. So nice to getaway even for just a little bit. It was also my very first trip with my boyfriend and I am so glad to say he’s an easy traveler! Phew. Dodged a bullet. So, since Montreal is over and done with, I guess the next big trip would be Asia in October for my birthday. Crossing my fingers!