It was great to hit the cobblestone streets of Montreal’s Old Port neighborhood after a good night’s rest. Our second day in Montreal was filled with sightseeing, good food, a haircut, and a little adventure.
I never imagined I could experience a city with such a European feel in North America. The thing that has struck me most about Montreal in the two full days we've been here is the openness of the people. They seem much more likely to initiate casual conversation than people do in America. It's also been a welcomed surprise to see noticeably less people with their heads buried in their phones while they're in public.
Travel, in my opinion, provides the best education you can possibly receive. When you experience different cultures face-to-face you quickly realize how similar we all are underneath the daily stresses and propaganda we all struggle with.
While walking near the river we found a zipline platform and decided, on a whim, to take the plunge. We climbed almost eight stories worth of stairs and were connected to a steel cable four football fields' long. Dangling hundreds of feet above the water we flew at around eighteen miles and hour, taking in the sights of the city from a very different perspective.
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