||[Feb. 14th, 2007|04:17 pm]
|||||Cold but happy||]|
We're nearing the end of our first full day in Montreal. It's been gently snowing all day, and it's about -15c outside. You certainly need to wrap up warm!
Our hotel is just off Rue St Catherine, which is the main shopping street. We're up at the Latin Quarter end, near one of the uni's, which we're told is the cool end with all the good clubs and bars. We'll have to see :)
We headed to downtown this morning, visited the very friendly tourist information centre, and did some shopping. Most of the shops are linked together underground (it's called the underground city), which is great in this weather, but can be disorientating. I also had fun with Lloyds and my debit cards, where they tripped the fraud alarm, suspended the cards, but then took two hours to ring me to sort it out :(
Tomorrow, we're thinking about a few museums, and Friday I'm hoping to sneak off on the ski bus, but Hilary's still not convinced about snow shoeing or similar, so isn't planning ou joining me.
Oh, and we've got a canadian payg sim card, so my phone will mostly be on that. It's 514-519-2579, in case you want to contact us, and my normal number's not working.