Monday, September 5, 2011
In between making the most out of New York and enjoying a few new experiences (more on that in later posts), we escaped for a few days to Montreal.
I fell in love with the place. It's the perfect mix of small town atmosphere - easily negotiable on foot or bike, with small cobbled streets and tiny cafes - but with big city amenities such as wonderful restaurants and world class museums. It also manages to strike an intriguing balance between European and American sensibilities - one that actually works.
In fact, I loved that people there switched mid-sentence from French to English and back again, without an ounce of self-consciousness. Very much like me when I talk to my sister (who speaks both languages too) and so I finally felt like I wasn't such an oddity after all!
As a quick jaunt from New York (less than 2 hours by plane), I can't recommend it highly enough.