Enjoy as I speed talk through this video about my fabulous trip to Montreal. LOL, I really should have stretched out the pictures more.
The important thing is did I learn anything about myself during this trip. Yes, I did. I learned that it is okay not to plan everything. I usually plan and have itineraries, which makes a lot of sense since I'm a Virgo Rising. However, this vacay was probably the first time that I really didn't think anything through. My cousin was just so sure that I knew where we were going, and I was like, nope. It was great because we'd had some suggestions from someone, and then we got more suggestions while we were there, and we just went with the flow. It also meant that she took more charge of things, which I appreciated.
I must say, I really enjoyed how chill people are in Montreal. Also friendly and willing to just stop and chat on the street to offer help or tips. My cousin and I had a very good talk with Theresa at Indianica, a Native American shop, about our families' respective tribes. I even bought a beautiful little doll there, and named her Theresa because she was so sweet.
I also loved how free everyone looked; like they really enjoyed life and were comfortable with themselves. There were actually quite a few gay couples in the area that we stayed, and I really had to think hard about whether I'd seen a gay couple walking hand in hand before. I love that they were free and felt free enough to be as open as any other couple. One young woman we met that was from Delaware, but had been living in Montreal for 5 years as an English-teaching nanny, said that it was one of the safest cities because it was illegal to carry guns. I'm all for that! Plus, it's apparently the most affordable city in all of Canada to live, according to her. She said she lived in an amazing two bedroom apartment for the equivalent of $750 US. Umm, I might need to move there. She also didn't speak French and was able to get by just fine. So I'm definitely down to go back again really soon to become more acquainted with this lovely city. It's actually just a 5 hour or less drive from my city, so quick enough for a weekend trip.
And the men? Scrumptious! Also, loved being outnumbered by men in a few places. Like when does that happen? There's actually eligible guys out here; who knew?! I also loved that pretty much every place we went was bumping '90s/'00s hip hop, so basically a lot of Ja Rule hits. Lol.
Before I ramble on more, enjoy the video! Also I did my best to edit out as much of my cousin as possible because she does not want to appear FYI.