Saturday, February 25, 2012

Canada: Montreal, Quebec

Hi guys! I'm back from Canada :) It was such a long drive home.. We left around 5PM and didn't get back until 3AM! I had fun eating, shopping, and just exploring the place :) I took over 500 pictures during this trip, so be prepared to be spammed!
But before that, I did some pre-trip shopping for nail polish heh.
Sinful Colors: Glass Pink 376 | You Just Wait 858 | Cinderella 1106 | Why Not 951 | Bali Mist 387 | Spoiled: Pumping Gas S066 | Paying With Platinum S064 | Revlon: Radiant 441

Day 1: February 18
We stayed at the Sheraton, right at the heart of downtown! The room was nice and clean, not much of a view though, as you can see.
We explored a bit and went to find food and ended up in an underground mall while I was looking for an ATM to get some cash. It's called Centre Eaton Montreal :o 
There was a large food court inside and we ordered from this Indian place. The food was very bland though, so I didn't like it :\ And the spinach was overwhelming lol.
I found a store called Inglot with lots of make up and nail polish!! The nail polish was sorta expensive, so I didn't get any ($12-16 each) but later I found out that there's only a few Inglot stores in each country! All the colors reminded me of Essie.

When we were done, we headed to Chinatown. We got a parking ticket because we thought we didn't have to pay for the meter since it was the weekend and didn't see anyone with the slip on their dashboard :( Turns out that you don't have to put it up on the dashboard and you just pay for whatever and the meter person probably just enters your spot number to check your time.
AHH cuteness!
Bought some stationary! I admit I have absolutely no use for a fan..which doesn't even work btw because of the lace, but it was too cute to pass up on! I'll try to put it in my room somewhere to look pretty lol.
Ended the night with madeleines, which weren't good imo. They were more like cookies and weren't soft/fluffy on the inside. Got these from a bakery called Piccadilly.

Day 2: February 19
Woke up around noon and checked out. Then we went to a ramen shop that we passed by in Chinatown the day before called Sumo Ramen. It was pretty good and we also ordered their fruit juices, which was soooo delicious!
Then we checked in at our other place :) Which is like an apartment sorta thing :D It was pretty spacious.
Did my nails while waiting for masseuse, who was late... it was my first time getting a professional massage and it was meh. Just felt like someone was touching me lol.
The Montreal en Lumiere was going on during that week, so we decided to take a look! There was a ferris wheel that we rode on. It lights up at night in lots of different patterns, it's so pretty!
It was too cold we headed back! Night view from the room :)
Then we went to La Salle à Manger for my "French cuisine" 
Foie Gras; people on Yelp said this dish was good, but the texture was kinda gross..not my thing!
I ordered a pork chop and the bf got a rabbit leg. Mine was okay, the mashed potatoes was good. It was my first time eating rabbit :o It tasted like chicken lol. But too pricey! I wouldn't come back to this place :\ It wasn't worth the price and the service wasn't that good because the server took FOREVERRR for everything.
We got hungry at like 2AM so we went out to get some poutine :) It's a dish taht originated from Quebec. We went to La Banquise because it's supposedly the best poutine place and it's open 24 hours, score! We got the original one just to have a sense of what it's like..there was lots of other kinds with different toppings! It's pretty much fries with gravy and chunks of cheese (like string cheese sorta taste) It's not bad :)
Tried to take a picture of the place but didn't realize flash was on...that guy at the window and his friends were just STARING AT ME! It was sooo embarrassing and I couldn't wait for us to drive away :( They stared for minutes! AH!

Wow, sorry for the long post! But here there goes our stay in Montreal! :)


  1. I'm craving ramen now!! It looks so good in your pictures! I always wanted to try Foie Gras. Can't wait to see the rest of your trip.

  2. woowies looks like u had fun xD
    i like the apartment hotel thing pretty nice xD
    sour about that parking ticket.

  3. Wow, everything looks so yummy! And everything is cute too!

  4. Isn't Inglot expensive! I got a chance to see a display and San Diego but was like nah uh, I mean $10 for .34 nail polish when most are .5 fl oz. Anyways that plush store is somewhere I would totally make a stop at and come away with a few things.

    Fun pictures of your trip, I bet it was really fun seeing so many different things and eating all that food.

    1. Yeah they were so expensive! I think more like $12 or so for their regular polishes. They had these flakies for like $16-18 x__x Plus Canadian tax is so much, so it was way too expensive for me :( But I guess it would be nice to have them just to have haha. I have way too many plushes already they're always falling off my bed xD

      Yepp there was a lot in Canada. People could probably tell we were tourists because I was turning my head at everything and just staring haha