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Montreal — Brooklynian

Montreal

pohpoh
edited November -1 in The Lounge / Random Stuff
Hey, anybody from Montreal or used to live there at any point? We (couple with 1 year old) are considering a move there, and would love to hear the chat from somone with opinions on the city in general, good nabes and bad nabes, cost of living, so forth.

Please PM me with any helpful stuff - or point me in the direction of a great Montreal website where I can chat to locals?

Any guidance greatly appreciated :)

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  • As like all of Canada, you can buy a house with the original family for $10.00 Yankee. Well maybe not in Vancouver. Canukia's the third world of North America. Montreal is a very beautiful city. Great Poutain and fries. Wine country about 20 minutes outside of the city. Alafair.., Carnivore and myself were talking about Montreal this past weekend actually.
  • Idlewild wrote: As like all of Canada, you can buy a house with the original family for $10.00 Yakee. Well maybe not in Vancouver. It's the third world of North America. Abiet a very beautiful city. Great Poutain and fries. Wine country about 20 minutes outside of the city. Alafair.., Carnivore and myself were talking about Montreal this past weekend actually. Do they
    Funny this should come up. I'm going there next month, anything I should check out that isn't obvious? I haven't been in about 10 years, I'm sure plenty has changed.
  • I'm not really familair with the 'hoods of Montreal. The last time I went I explored everything by foot. Lonely Planet is a good guide for things like this. The book tell you when and where everything is happening. One of the vineyards I ran into is called Dietrech-Joos. If you want to use Mapquest they're located at: 407 Grande-Ligne, Iberville, St-Jean-sur-Richeliu, Quebec J2X-4j2 (450) 347-6857. There's a whole stretch of vineyards in that area and it should only be 20-45 minutes outside of Montreal. You should also try Quebec City if you have the time. That place is just plain fucking beautiful. I'd take a ferry though. When I drove all the bridges to the city were gridlocked and parking was hard to come by in the streets. Enjoy the poutain and the cherry flavored Kit Kats.
  • Idlewild wrote: cherry flavored Kit Kats.
    Whoa now you are talking my language!!!! What is this? Is this only available in Montreal?
  • My dear, you will have no idea what kind of candy bar utopia exists in Canukia unless you go there. When I was in the Maritimes last summer I felt like Homer Simpson having the Hersheyland tasting facility all to himself.
  • Idlewild wrote: My dear, you will have no idea of what kind of candy bar utopia exists in Canukia unless you go there. When I was in the Maritimes last summer I felt like Homer Simpson having the Hersheyland tasting facility all to himself.
    OMG since I have quit smoking I have become addicted to anythign chocolate.

    I think we need to have our first ever DH Road Trip!!!
  • stacey wrote: [quote=Idlewild]My dear, you will have no idea of what kind of candy bar utopia exists in Canukia unless you go there. When I was in the Maritimes last summer I felt like Homer Simpson having the Hersheyland tasting facility all to himself.
    OMG since I have quit smoking I have become addicted to anythign chocolate.

    I think we need to have our first ever DH Road Trip!!!

    as long as we can make a brief (4 hours?) detour to the casino in Montreal, I'm there.
  • stacey wrote: [quote=Idlewild]My dear, you will have no idea of what kind of candy bar utopia exists in Canukia unless you go there. When I was in the Maritimes last summer I felt like Homer Simpson having the Hersheyland tasting facility all to himself.
    OMG since I have quit smoking I have become addicted to anythign chocolate.

    I think we need to have our first ever DH Road Trip!!!

    Should I mention that I brought back a full suitcase of Canukian chocolate bars and candy? If I had known I would have saved ya some.

    I didn't know Montreal had casinos. Not that it matters. One million of their "loons" won't exchange for ten of our dollars.
  • http://w5.montreal.com/mtlweblog/ is a good local news blog with links to several other montreal-themed sites.
  • Idlewild wrote: [quote=stacey][quote=Idlewild]My dear, you will have no idea of what kind of candy bar utopia exists in Canukia unless you go there. When I was in the Maritimes last summer I felt like Homer Simpson having the Hersheyland tasting facility all to himself.
    OMG since I have quit smoking I have become addicted to anythign chocolate.

    I think we need to have our first ever DH Road Trip!!!

    Should I mention that I brought back a full suitcase full of Canukian chocolate bars and candy? If I had known I would have savd ya some.

    I didn't know Montreal had casinos. Not that it matters. One million of their "loons" won't exchange for ten of our dollars.

    I can see us at the all-you-can-eat breakfast bar waiting for Alafair to spend her play money . . .

    About that chocolate utopia:
    I am about to get a little present mailed by a Montrealese. I have never been there. Should I be requesting something in particular? I love a regional KitKat, but cherry is not right for me . . .