Day 6 – Montreal to Ottawa

Another awesome continental breakfast at Le Petit Montreal and then we checked out of the hotel, making use of the valet option given that it is so expensive in Australia and a real treat for us. Claire and I don’t really travel well together in cars, primarily because we are both backseat drivers to each… Continue reading Day 6 – Montreal to Ottawa

Day 5 – Montreal

Le Petit Hotel in Montreal does a fantastic continental breakfast under the watchful eye of some fantastic artwork. They are known for doing a good coffee in Montreal and were willing to try making a flat white for me. I was so pleased to get a coffee worthy of the name, but it was actually… Continue reading Day 5 – Montreal

Day 4 – Quebec City to Montreal

Although Quebec City was lovely and I could have spent another day there, we had to start heading south to Montreal. Because we had to check out early and head back to the airport to get a hire car from there, we decided to indulge in room service for breakfast and were not disappointed. It… Continue reading Day 4 – Quebec City to Montreal

Day 3 – Quebec City

Jet lag had made us get up early so we were out and about searching for breakfast. We wandered a couple of backstreets, coming across yet another church, before settling on Le Petit Château – a cafe beside Château Frontenac. The guy seated us outside, but given it was pretty cold in the shade we opted to… Continue reading Day 3 – Quebec City

Day 2 – Newark to Quebec City

Up early to catch the airport shuttle to the Newark airport to be processed again by customs. We had a nice chat on the shuttle with some Americans who all agreed Quebec was a beautiful place and that Australia was a long way away. We had left a lot of time to get through the… Continue reading Day 2 – Newark to Quebec City

Day 1 – Sydney to Newark

Originally the decision to fly to Canada hinged on the 2014 World Cup. If Claire and I (and Kelly) were successful in obtaining tickets to the Socceroos games at the World Cup then we would head to Brazil, otherwise we would fly to Canada to check in with Claire’s relatives in Toronto. Obviously we didn’t… Continue reading Day 1 – Sydney to Newark