I woke up un-rested, but still wanted to check out Montreal. I walked around Old Port where it was now like a little amusement park with a ferris wheel, zip-line, and a lot of fun stuff for kids. There were little booths selling odd knick knacks.
Next, I walked through Old Montreal which was like an European city. Cobbled streets for just pedestrians with lots of cafes and restaurants. Unlike in Vancouver, I barely saw any bums in the downtown area.
It was slightly overcast, but still was super humid unlike on the west coast.
Then, from from 2:30pm-4:30pm I was was stressed out with the hostel and Airbnb situation. First, I was waiting for some time at the hostel as I was told that I was going to get my proper room. I also wanted to talk to a person, but they only had a staff come in for an hour or so a day. I don’t know when they were there, but I never saw another staff again at that hostel. I finally got the ok from the Airbnb and took all myself for a move.
I was so relieved of the Airbnb place. It was on the ground floor of a condo building. It had AC – yes! A small kitchen and my own full bathroom. Ah, so many things that we take for granted!
I didn’t have time to settle as I rushed off to meet my friend’s friend. The friend in Toronto that I had stayed with had told his friends that I was travelling, and a couple of people offered to show me around town. I was meeting one of his friend today.
So, at 6pm , we met, walked around, malls, festivals and had dinner at Robin Square where I tried a duck dish! We walked some more before ending up a nice pastry cafe for sweets. By the time I got home, it was around 11pm. What an eventful day!