Saturday, July 25, 2009

Montreal On A Budget: European Flair Without Needing Euros

Montreal Skyline

From Canadian Press:

MONTREAL — For a slice of Europe's old world charm, cafe culture and epicurean delights - minus the long flight and tres grande euro costs - head to Montreal.

The Canadian city, which is actually an island in the St. Lawrence River, has maintained the culture and language established here by the first French settlers in 1642, while adding some new world ingredients.

Stroll down the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal, grab a drink during "cinq a sept" (5-7 p.m., the city's version of happy hour) and tuck into a Canadian classic called poutine.

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