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Jazz in Montreal

Written on: Wednesday July 2nd, 2008

A journal entry from: World Tour 2008

  Here in Montreal I check out the jazz festival everyday. Apparently it is one of the biggest in the world, and most of it is free! Otherwise it's a really cool town, with a lot of people and always something going on. People are friendly and accomodating.

  I held a couchsurfing meeting (www.couchsurfing.com) in an irish pub which turned out really good (Well the message went out to the 4000 couchsurfing members in Montreal) . Around 30 people showed up who didn't knew eachother and most of them were new members I think and time flied, at 00h30 I had to leave to take the last bus home to my host. 

  Sights I have seen here is a basilica that looks very much like the church at top of the hill of Montmartre in Paris and also a Notre Dame that looks like the one in Paris, but very beautiful modern architecture inside.
  I wandered the underground world in Montreal. The metros are connected into a web of shopping malls where people hangout especially in wintertime when it's cold. And the old Montreal was very beautiful  since it felt like being in Paris. I went up an old clocktower along the river, 200 steps! Apparently maybe 50-100 years ago cities were competing to have the tallest clocktower. After that I took the metro to the olympic tour de montreal which is the worlds largest inclining tower ( Forget the tower of Pisa!). Really astonoshing to stand just beneath it!

It looks like i have a ride to Quebec (once again through www.couchsurfing.com) friday to go to their 400th anniversary.

 

From Benjamin on Jul 10th, 2008

Kul att hora att det gar bra dar borta over an och tack sa mycket for kortet!!