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I think it is noticeably more expensive than across the 'border' in Ontario, especially noticed for fuel (local petrol station ~1.25 in Ottawa, first petrol station we saw in Quebec was ~1.38 and the one I saw in Montreal was $1.48 per litre) and the other massive thing I discovered is that the only sign I saw that tells you that you can't turn right on a red light was in French....which I only just saw, but not in time to work out what the translation was - and I kinda presumed that if it was important, then it would be repeated again in English...but no, it isn't even repeated in French...

Crescent Street (where the hotel we stayed in was) is virtually impossible to find on the t**t-nav ("GPS" there) as whoever was responsible for coding the streets only gave the French names...eventually found it just by searching "Crescent" on hoping for the best, from our best guess of which of the ~25 results it came up with in Montreal... Anyway, Crescent St is supposed to be the 'soul' of Montreal....but maybe it is a bit of a zombie on a Wed or Thurs, as it seemed pretty dead...

We went to the local "Chinatown" and had some food there, and found out on the way back that it seems that getting some proper booze around there is only possible if you know where to look (there's a supermarket, that sells wine and (IIRC) beer, but no vodka, brandy, whiskey or rum ) and do so before about 20:00 otherwise that place is shut...

Oh, and there's a bit reigious place up on the hill there too...was shlepping around that (bored out of my skull) for a couple of hours.... :yawn:

The traffic seemed to make me feel at home though; as it was just like I remember it when I used to drive around central London..!

Overall, and maybe this could have been different if we'd been there for longer, maybe including a weekend, but I wasn't overly bothered either way...
Gas is crazy. Traffic is retarded and the "french first" law is not smart; it marks road signs in french only, to preserve the language. Actually it pisses people off more than anything.
Maybe if you'd been there during the weekend it would have been better.

We have this law about alcohol that only the SAQ (gov't agency) is allowed to sell it. Therefore you need to look at those stores to get something else than cheap wine and beer.

I think maybe the Mount-Royal area would have been a better fit for a tourist
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Yeah, that's what it was called...but, even though one of the assistants in the supermarket (also of three letters, IIRC) told me about the 'shopping centre' type thing having one, an me finding it on the map of the shops, I couldn't find it....... I gave up looking after about 10 minutes as it was then after the turn of the hour - and the assistant wasn't even sure whether it was still open when I asked... That was between Crescent St (or should that be Rue Crescent?) and the Chinatown area...in what appeared to be an office block from the outside...

I wonder what the worst that could have happened if I'd been stopped for turning right on the red lights would've been - as I sure as **** would not have paid any fine for it; as the sign wasn't available in English, and I only saw the one sign anyway.....so it couldn't have been important..
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Oh, and I think that that "Mount Royal" area is where I was dragged for a few hours.............while being bored out of my skull..






Maybe it wouldn't have been so boring if it had been about one person, or they'd worked out whoTF the second bloke was...
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You seem to have had a GREAT experience here haha.
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Next time travel down to BC, and my Pool Hall
    
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That's good work jcharles but I think we're looking for points put up everyday for 2 weeks straight unless you're a bigadv folder which you don't appear to be. But don't be discouraged you're our first new prospect in a few weeks so we will get you in don't worry you've just got to make sure to not miss a day for 2 weeks first. Let me know if you're like some help increasing your folding production, like we could set you up to run bigadv in a linux virtual machine, which would get you about 40-45K PPD out of the CPU alone. That's what I do.
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Bah Juano...

He's been folding for OCN for years, and he missed a day.

Let him in!
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Well not my choice to make but I swear I had to have been looking at a different EOC, there were like 3-4 days missed in the last two weeks of the one I was looking at. If it were my choice to make though I would have us follow the rules like for everybody else, I think what we've been doing in cases like this is add them but in a different color or something and then really add him in 10 days when he's done 2 weeks solid.
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Bah Juano...

He's been folding for OCN for years, and he missed a day.

Let him in!
Thanks for lookin out yo, lmao. Ive been experimenting with vmware and ubuntu for the last couple of days, thats the reason for the lapse. I'm workin on my first bigadv now(34%, 32:38 tpf).....
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