Tuesday, June 2, 2009
I arrived in Montreal on May 15th. There's a touch of the USA and a touch of Europe. It might be my happy medium.
America to Montreal transition:
Parking. If you have a car, learn the days of the week, in french, and pay attention to parking signs!!! All parking tickets in Montreal are $42. :( Now they are bilingual and you can pay them online.
Public Transportation. The metro(subway) stops at 1am. Some buses run all night I think. (google maps, public transportation is my best friend)
Bicycling. It's fun and pretty easy. Pay attention to the cars parked as well as the cars driving. In theory, you're supposed to obey all traffic laws. Bike Paths
Public Restrooms. Occasionally in downtown, or in the Metro there will be some, however, in the plateau, only restaurants will let you use the bathroom.
The Jean-Talon Market, known for being less expensive. There are 2 other markets down near the old port and water are more expensive. Buying in bulk is sometimes cheaper, rather than 1 pepper, you can buy 4 for cheaper (i don't get it).
Metro is a name of a Grocery Store. They have nutella.
Depanneaurs sell alcohol and drunk food, also the essentials like milk. They are on every corner and are very convienent.
They also have good bread, like the french.