montrèal, quebec, canada

Arriving in Montreal as I did, late at night and with only the coins in my pocket, I don't think I have ever been so relieved to find compassion amongst strangers.  The local public transport system was brilliant but not so clear cut on arrival and my accommodation was not walkable from the bus depot, instead the kindest of taxi drivers drove me all the way in exchange for a handful of change.  Bless him! Perhaps because of this inauspicious start I did not enjoy Montreal to its fullest but on reflection I shouldn't be so harsh, this fair city held some wonders that on reflection I appreciate much more than I did at the time, the very least of which were fascinating subterranean shopping malls and possibly the most fun supermarket I had been to in Canada.