A Honeymoon Travel Series, Part 2
I loved old Montreal. As you may know, I spent my honeymoon there, and there are some interesting things to know about Montreal. It was quiant and chic at the same time, and even though a lot was closed because of Covid, there was still some adventures to be had. I want to share you some of those adventures and others that you can experience when things open more eve more. They have to, right?
My Adventures In Montreal
I’m not an adventurous person. I don’t like rollercoasters, or ziplining and I certainly never have done anything like bungee jumping. Sky diving is out of the question. I have never even travelled on my own really, so my adventures are likely bland. But, they certainly were fun!
I danced with a stranger in a square. Yep, this for me was HUGE. Because I don’t dance, I can’t dance and I hate being in the limelight. I’m shy by nature, and I don’t like that kind of attention, but my husband dared me to dance with a street dancer, who was just grooving it up in the middle of the square, and I took the dare. More to please my husband than anything else, and it was fun! He caught some video footage of me, and actually, I kinda started something because a few more people joined in as well. It was a really cool moment for me, and I’m actually proud of myself for doing something out of my comfort zone.
The second adventure involved a thirty five kilometre bike ride. Now, I’m not exactly a fit person. Exercise and me have a hate-hate relationship. But my hubby really wanted to ride the trials in Montreal, so we rented some bikes (I got the e bike) and off we went. It was so nice riding along these picturesque trials with big old trees and the water nearby and then, suddenly we were lost. Yes, we got lost. We tried to get back on track, but the bike trail seemed to suddenly go no where and we followed a road which led us onto a highway. We had to get off that, and after asking for directions several times we finally found someone who led us back to be we needed to be. By this time. my husband was struggling on his bike (thank God I had the e bike) and when we were nearly back at the bike shop, he got a flat tire. We got back, but that’s an adventure we don’t care to repeat.
The last, and best adventure in my opinion was dinner. We stopped into a particular restaurant simply because they were adveristing the nightly special of lemon risotto, and while we sat in the back of the restaurant, we realized suddenly that we were sitting inside a room that was 300 years olds, and in which Charles Dickens himself had began making notes and what not to his novel, A Tale of Two Cities. I nearly died. Being both a lover of books, and a student of literature, this was like being gifted a precious gem. And I had just wandered into this place simply because I wanted risotto!
Adventures to Have in Montreal
The first thing I would have loved to adventured in is the biosphere of Montreal. It is the only environment museusm in North America, and it’s purpose is to shed light on issues affecting the enviroment and offer ways to protect is. A very important topic, and although not as aderaline spiking as sky diving, an adventure worth having as it’ll likely really educate anyone about these issues.
Biking along the canal. Hey, I know we said we got lost but this was the best bike ride I’ve ever been on! You’ll pass some interesting sites and it is very pretty. Montreal does have a great bike trail and lanes system, so it’s safe and fun. Just be careful to take a map.
Have an adventure in beer tasting–Montreal is home to a lot of small breweries that specalize in craft beer. We visited two while we were in Montreal, and a lovingly crafted beer is definitely an adventure for the tastebuds! Trust me, it’s hard to have just one because each is unique in its flavour.
Another thing we have loved to do is ride the ferris wheel. It’s sixty miles high and the cabins are heated and air conditioned depending on the season. Sadly, this was closed due to Covid, but this ferris wheel offers the best view of the city.
And, my most favourite of adventures–hit the local shops. You will find gems in art, stunning artistan made pieces and best of all, it’s all nothing you’ll find at your local super mall. It’s all so much better! From souviener shops to art galleries, you’ll find the shops refreshing and pick up some quality items as well.
What kind of adventures do you like to have on vacation? Let me know in the comments below.
I love, love that you ate at the place where Dickens himself sat to compose his writing and think about his struggles! It is amazing where chance will take us.
It is so refreshing to step outside our comfort zones. I hope the memory of dancing in the square will be one you think of for a long time to come when you need some inner courage! 🙂
Yes, the dancing certainly will serve as a reminder Jaya! I hadn’t thought of that actually. And knowing I sat in the same room as Dickens was mindblowing.
Oh, how exciting to go to that restaurant! and how cool that you danced with a street dancer. I am not one for a lot of adventure either, but I would have loved those two. thx for sharing your montreal experiences!
Thanks for for the comment! It was the best vacation I’ve ever been on.