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    Moving to Montreal

    Hey all, CF has yet to let me down on my travel questions, and this one is a doozy. This week I accepted a position in Montreal, QC and I'll be moving at the end of December/beginning of January. Anyone have recommendations on moving to Canada, specifically Quebec, and/or places to live or places to avoid (I'll be working downtown Montreal)?

    General tips on things to do in the area would be appreciated too.

    P.S. I'm aware they speak French.



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    Re: Moving to Montreal

    I would avoid the parts in Canada.



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    Re: Moving to Montreal

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    P.S. I'm aware they speak French.
    But do you?


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    Re: Moving to Montreal

    Buy a blanket.


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    Re: Moving to Montreal

    Avoid the ones who speak french.


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    Re: Moving to Montreal

    Was the salary THAT big?
    If, so good for you. It would take a big pay raise for me to leave Iowa, especially this time of year.



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    Re: Moving to Montreal

    It's a weird city and they eat hot dogs for breakfast. Try to catch an Expos game. Tickets are easy to come by.

    Also, they speak French.



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    Re: Moving to Montreal

    I went to a conference in Montreal in the fall of 2010, and I actually really liked the place. It's really got a pretty nice downtown, and we found a pretty cool bar to eat at (Dundee's? I think that's what it was called).

    Wish you the best, and I hope your job turns out well!



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    Re: Moving to Montreal

    Quote Originally Posted by ribsnwhiskey View Post
    It's a weird city and they eat hot dogs for breakfast. Try to catch an Expos game. Tickets are easy to come by.

    Also, they speak French.
    Expos are not a real thing anymore.



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    But do you?
    Enough to be dangerous.

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    Was the salary THAT big?
    If, so good for you. It would take a big pay raise for me to leave Iowa, especially this time of year.
    Well take notice that I did negotiate a start date after football season.

    Quote Originally Posted by no2cyclones View Post
    I went to a conference in Montreal in the fall of 2010, and I actually really liked the place. It's really got a pretty nice downtown, and we found a pretty cool bar to eat at (Dundee's? I think that's what it was called).

    Wish you the best, and I hope your job turns out well!
    Thank you!



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    Expos are not a real thing anymore.
    What?!?!?



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    Re: Moving to Montreal

    Canadians are afraid of the dark, so get used to sleeping with lights on.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GMackey32 View Post
    Canadians are afraid of the dark, so get used to sleeping with lights on.
    I'm married to an American, so I don't anticipate this problem. Thanks for the heads up, and thanks for the vote of confidence.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    I'm married to an American, so I don't anticipate this problem. Thanks for the heads up, and thanks for the vote of confidence.
    A little "How I Met Your Mother" reference, just bustin' your balls.

    In all seriousness, they speak both French and English but French isn't too hard to pick up. Congrats on the new job!


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    Can't believe this hasn't been posted yet.

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