montreal is all about...
montreal is all about restaurant,beautifull girls,save street,living is easy,cool place to live. i thing depending where you coming from montreal will give to you what your looking for it is a multhie enthic multhie language citie you need a open mind that it. a snow storm when the streets are closed and evredy body talk to each other
Hello everyone! We'll finally...
Hello everyone! We'll finally have our Montreal VT-Meeting on Sunday, November 25th at 5:00 PM. The place is called the 'SOFA'.
If you are interested, let me know as soon as possible, so I could make a reservation...
For more info, do not hesitate to contact me.
See you soon then!!!
451, rue Rachel est
Since it has undergone a lot of change, Canadian money has become a lot nicer as the years go by. From the plain one color bills, American people used to make fun of by calling "monopoly money" to more detailled and colorful bills comparable to the old fabulous French Francs: works of art on their own, if you ask me. Funny how 20 years ago United Staters laughed openly at our money, when now they are the ones caught with to much counterfeiting, for their money is all the same color, size and shape, they have to start changing their own... better be careful what one despises of his neighbors, for one might end up exactly like him. Canadian money is now equipped with over 20 security devices per bills, making it one of the hardest money to counterfeit in the world. Here are displayed $5, $10 and $20 bills frontward and backward, as the $1 and $2 paper bills do not exist anymore and have been replaced by the "loony" and "biloony" coins, as we lovingly call them (for those interested who have kept $1 and $2 paper bills: they are already worth a little more that they used to, depending on their condition). Obviously the term "loony" comes from the fact that the emblema on the back of the coin is a Loon: wild canadian bird which cries out a really fabulous call when the sun goes down; the "biloony" term is just for fun, as the flip side of the coin doesn't reprensent two Loonies, but a North West Teritories' polar bear! Canadian money comes in paper bills of $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $1000, $10000 and probably even larger denominations that I've never seen, but keep in mind that as soon as you hand a paper bill higher than $20 to pay for something, cashiers are not obligated to accept it if they suspect they are not originals; better change your home currency into $20's or less. Coins come in $0.01, $0.05, $0.10, $0.25, $1.00 and $2.00. This is not a sweet memory but just an anecdote... When the "biloony" came out, The Royal Canadian Mint had decided to make it "two-tone" to avoid any confusion with the "loony" and because it was the first "two-tone" coin canadian people had ever seen (the center piece is gold and the outer rim, shaped like a doughnut, is silver) some people succeeded into separating the two pieces, probably to make the Mint look bad; it made the papers' headline, the Mint solved the problem shortly after and noone ever heard of such strange occurence since.
The Olympic Stadium
A lot of Montrealers hate the Olympic Stadium. It's history is full of failures, bad luck and misfortunes. The stadium was unachieved when the 1974 Summer Olympics began. The cost of the Stadium raised due to problems with the workers and bad administration. And there's more...just ask any Montrealer. They know.
On the up side, it's tower is the world's tallest inclined structure (45 degrees).
One of the most intimidating...
One of the most intimidating things about Montreal for most outsiders is the feeling that you'll need to know FRENCH. Well, guess what, you barely need to know any more French than you would in say, New York or San Francisco. Anywhere within the main part of the city, all services are provided in French and English. Of course, if you know any French at all, try to use it, it'll give the locals a feeling that you are trying to fit in.