Road Trip to Ottawa, Ontario - Canada
We just reached the capital city of Canada. Firstly, I have no intention to set my foot here as it did not cross my mind to learn more about the capital city of Canada. I was more interested to know about the Quebec region since I came across pictures of beautiful tree houses and views in Quebec forest in winter. Apart from that, my initial plan was only to visit Montreal for a week to meet J. But then she suggested we stayed overnights at this place. That is when I revamped all my schedule.
It is nearly 3pm now. The journey from downtown Montreal was supposed to be only two hours. We left around eleven in the morning and this trip turns out to be a four hours journey. There was a massive traffic jam due to the expressway closure. By the way, the rental car from Enterprise-Rent-A-Car at Delta Hotel Marriott was awesomely luxury and huge. I booked the Hyundai Avante but they gave us a new Ford Fush 2019. This is the first time I used this company's service and thumbs up. I cannot wait to try driving my dream car, Jeep Wrangler in British Columbia.
(Side Note: I tried to test drive Jeep Wrangler in Singapore but it was the smaller version. I assume they do not carry the larger models.)
The check-in at the Fairmont Le Chateau Laurier hotel was smooth. The front desk staff was super generous. He gave us an upgrade to a deluxe room, the room which initially I wanted to book but J prefers back to basic. The upgrade was so cool which is just nice since we have additional guest with us at the last minute, J's friend from France. I gave a last minute decision he can join us for the night. Apart from he seems to be a nice person, it is mainly because we reached too late while his bus to Montreal will leave at 5pm.
Anywayyyy.... this room is so beautiful and luxurious. The cot we requested for Q was also good and looks comfortable for him. There are 2 toilets, one with the bath and another is a common luxury toilet. Now, I do not regret agreeing to J's suggestion to stay in this hotel.
A side note --- I thought this will be awkward. I have never shared hotel rooms with friends except with Min Min during our Secondary School Thailand's trip 20 years ago. Oh wait, now I remember. I did stay with another secondary sch classmate, Reena, when we visited Johor Bahru.
And my favorite was with my favorite person, A, in Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Anyway, I chose who I want to be with so back-off. These were great!
We are leaving now to find something to eat for lunch, walk around and check out the parliament building. J knows this place very well and will be leading us.
We are heading to dinner in awhile, probably around 8pm. J said she will bring us to the Village (LGBT/Gay Village) to buy something and we will have dinner at a tacos restaurant.
Wow..total steps today.. 21,000++. Woweets. Can you believe it?
Before the night ends, we had our dinner at a place which serves Spanish food, El Camino. I love the ambience of the restaurant + bar. Cosy and with bar like seats and privacy. The taco was nice, fits my craving for this folded slices since few months ago. After dinner, we walked and continued walking to places where I will never go if I am alone. Too quiet and dark.
This part of the sentence I have no idea where to place it in my write-up but I need to remember this. A woman carried me for the first time. It was a dare thing which I cannot believe she could carry me, twice. You guys know how heavy I am. But J did it!
We are already in our hotel room now. Meanwhile, I could feel that the jetlag imbalance chemical in my body is starting to react. I should log off now before I blabbered something else on my blog.
Chemical reaction at the moment: Jetlag + No sleep for 2 days
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HOTEL IN OTTAWA
Fairmont Le Chateau Laurier
PLACES TO EAT IN OTTAWA
The Grand Pizzeria & Bar
Wilf and Ada's
Moo Shu Ice Cream
Supply and Demand
Blog posts on ONTARIO
Maple Ridge/Silver Valley