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Montreal, Canada - For the Love of Wanderlust
Zach and I crossed into Canada and for the first time I heard French at the border. Zach and I had read a few articles, and armed only with that information, we had heard that the French language wasn’t used like English was, that French was dying out and that the government’s ‘language police’ was really the only thing keeping it alive in businesses because they were legally obligated in businesses. However, we found that that was not the case. The vast majority of personal conversations were done in French, and we met a few people who didn’t speak English at all. Zach and I had originally planned to travel to France this summer, but we got the next-best thing in Montreal and Quebec City. Driving into the city at night We arrived in Montreal around 9 at night while the city was all lit up, and Zach was pleasantly surprised at the size of Montreal. We found a parking spot near Resonance, a locally owned Jazz club, where we were to meet our Couchsurfing host. We didn’t realize it was Jazz club until we arrived. It was the CD release of the owner’s band, and it was a really …