Trip to Canada

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Trip to Canada

Post by Angel Tavington » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:41 am

I just wanted to let you know that I'm leaving on a trip for 3 weeks.
Tomorrow I'm flying to Montreal, I've never been to Canada before so I'm excited to go. :woot

Don't miss me too much while I'm away ( ;-) ), I might be able to sneak online every now and then but no promises.

I have greatly enjoyed my time here, and hope to return to all of you soon.




Love and hugs,





~always, me~

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Post by Gillian » Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:05 am

You'll love Montreal. It's very cosmopolitan, and packed full of the most wonderful restaurants, bistros, and nightclubs. I just hope that you have someone there who can translate french, or that you speak french yourself, because although they do speak english, Quebec law dictates that all signs, literature, advertising, etc. be printed in french only, which can make it quite tricky for non-francophones, ESPECIALLY when driving. Your best to leave that to someone else, or just take public transport. That is, unless you like living on the edge. (They're also the most absolutely insane drivers I've ever seen.)

Have fun and take lots of pics. We expect a full report when you get back.

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Post by Sea Lion Woman » Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:54 am

OMG! Angel have so much fun!
I'm gonna miss you!!!
So So SOOOO much! :'( :'(
But have a lot of fun in Montreal!
We will be all waiting for you here!
*kisses and hugs*
p.s: Take with yourself "The Patriot" just so you don't miss your man! *winks*

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Post by Soule » Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:06 am

I am sooo jealous. Have a lovely time.

I went to Canada last December, spent a couple of days in Montreal. Absolutely loved Montreal (which suprised me as I wasn't expecting to) It has a European feel but at the same time a very strong unique identity.

Please bring back loads of photos

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Post by wolfsaver » Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:22 pm

Angel, you will be much missed. We know you keep the colonel in your heart wherever you go. Have fun!

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Post by Angel Tavington » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:36 pm

Thank you all for your lovely comments, I'm sure I'll have a great time!

Gillian, I don't know French at all, but thankfully I have a brother who lives in Quebec and can help me out with translation, so I guess it won't be a problem.


I will return in about a month, :hug




~me

PS: yes, I keep the colonel in my heart wherever I go :oops:

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Post by grannybear » Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:15 pm

Canada is just the nicest, friendliest place. Ive been all over the west coast and east coast but not the middle of the country. Canadians have always made me feel at home.
I've even been to Churchill to see the Polar Bears A trip I'll never forget. I've also done heli-hiking in the Canadian Rockies. As beautiful as the Alps.
Have a good time. I know you' love it.

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Post by Angel Tavington » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:24 am

Hello from Montreal,


I arrived yesterday, what a lovely place- I love this mix of European and North American city life. The weather is cloudy and wet, I'm looking foward to sunny days, my brother said it has been cloudy for the last 2 weeks.

And I'll be going downtown tonight, I'm pretty excited!

Anyways, Im using my brother's laptop, dont have much time to be online, just wanted to say hello.
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(damn, I'm not used to laptops, LOL. I'm too slow to type)



With love,


me

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Post by Soule » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:29 am

Glad to hear you are there. Fingers cossed the weather brghtens up for you.

Have a lovely time and don't forget take loads of pics to share with us :)

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Post by Sea Lion Woman » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:26 am

Hi Angel!
Good thing you're having a good time in Canada!
Like Soule said...bring us a lot of pics!

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Post by Helen8 » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:59 am

Angel, glad to hear that you're enjoying your visit in Montreal. Have a blast and post here when you can. We'd love to read about your trip.

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Post by marilaine » Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:33 pm

Have a great time, Angel. Be safe, and return soon. (And, don't hog Tavington all to yourself. :lol: ) ~M'L :hug: :kiss:

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Post by Serpensortia » Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:43 pm

wow, I wish you a great journey. canada - wow. I've never been there.

please, make lots of pictures :D

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Post by Angel Tavington » Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:16 am

I went to Ottawa yesterday, it was a great daytrip, I loved the town!!


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The Parliament:

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Rideau Hall- the historic home of Canada's Governor General


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Just wanted to share a few pics, wow,there are so many places to visit in Canada :shock:

Have to log out now, ;-)


me

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Post by Helen8 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:47 am

Great pictures, Angel! Thanks for sharing. What are the two buildings in picture 2? The curved building and the multi-domed one? Just beautiful. Also, what is the building after the QEII pic? Looks like French-influenced.

Hey, Gillian and Hilary: How come Beefeaters are guarding the governor-general's home? I thought they only guarded British structures. [apologizes for showing lack of historical knowledge]

Helen

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