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Montreal, Canada

First stop on my dream trip around the world

After waiting for a while at Toronto Person International airport my flight has arrived and I have safely landed in Montreal after the rather short but calm flight of about 1 hour and 10 minutes spanning approximately 540km. After picking up my luggage I will take a taxi to the Delta Montreal Hotel which offers amenities such as free Wi-Fi and a pool. Once I arrive at my hotel I will have lunch and then go and tour the shopping districts of downtown Montreal. Flight cost, $226

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After arriving at my hotel and unpacking, for my first of two days I will spend in Montreal I have chosen to spend the day in the shopping districts of the city, namely I will be going to the Ville Marie borough of Montreal which has a lot of historical culture to it. While there I am going to go to the "F1 Boutique Canada" which offers a wide variety of racing merchandise not only limited to Formula One racing but also MotoGP motorcycle racing. After I my Ferrari team sponsor shirt I will then check out some of the other shops and café's in the area. After eating and some window shopping it's time to go and visit the Biodome which was used during the 1976 Olympics under the name "Velodrome". When I am touring the Biodome I will go check out the replicas of the four ecosystems they have on display which are located in the Americas and learn about the different plants and animals which inhabit them, I am very excited to check out the planetarium they have there. After a fun day of viewing the sights of Montreal I will go back to my hotel and get a good nights rest for my next day in Montreal.

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After waking up and enjoying my continental breakfast at the Delta Montreal Hotel i will then proceed to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve to tour the circuit grounds and the track its self. Unfortunately there is currently no races going on so a track tour is the closest I will be able to get to the 300km/h plus action. After taking a track tour at a fraction of that speed I will then go and tour the Parc Ferme and the pit stop area where the cars are taken for tire changes and other modifications during and between practice/qualification sessions. After leaving the racing circuit I am then going to take a taxi to the Bio Sphere which was used for Expo 67 and has a view of the circuit. Once at the Bio Sphere I am looking at all the pictures and information they have on display there and enjoying all the beautiful sights and sounds of Montreal. After leaving the Bio Sphere I am now going to head back to my hotel and pack my bags so ill be ready the next day to head to Whistler British Colombia.

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Posted by Adam46 05:29 Archived in Canada

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