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Ottawa, Capital of Canada

HI,
the last weekend was really great! i meet with Jan Schorr in Ottawa.
I traveld with Klaus and Thomas . We started in Princeton by late afternoon on Friday and after 470 miles with an average speed of 63 miles per hour arrived in Ottawa around 12.35 am. jan had allready checked in and was waiting fo us. On the next mornuing wen went up to parliament Hill for the Changing of the Guards ceremony. It was great to see this colorfull event. After that, it was allread 10.30 am we walked to the Rideau canal to make a Boat trip on the Ottawa River. The trip took 1.5 hours but it was great to see the riverside and Ottawa from a completly different perspective. When we arrived at the landing side we decided it was aboyt time to grab something to eat! we went back to the By ward Marked near our Hotel, it is an area arround a few blocks of the city where you can find nearly any kind of food and a lot of shops and pubs. After lunch at the famous hard Rock Cafe whe walked arround the City , walked through Sparks Street Mall and the Currency Museum of Ottawa just to be on time for ur Parliament tour at 4.30 pm. The tour was awesome. We were able to see the House of Commons and the Senate and our guide told us a lot about the Governmnt System of Canada. After we finished our nice tour we had dinner at an italian marked and went to drink something at an irsih pub. At 9.30 pm we were bakc at Parliament Hill to see a colorfull and really good light and movie event about Canada. The NCC (national Capital Comiison) oraganizs thsi event, that projects pictures and movies onto the walls of the center Block of the Parliament Complex. Our last stop before falling aleep was again an irsih pub, but after one drink we were so tired that we were bakc at our Hotel arround 12 am. The next morning started with a walk towards Victoria island parke , but it was so hot and Humid that we decided to shorten our stay at Ottawa and would drive back at 2pm. We did not drive back the shortest way possible, because we wanted to see the Cornell University at Ithaca, NY. The University lies in the middle of nowhere, 30 minutes away from the next interstate. The University istels has a realy nice Campus, but i wouldnt want to study there, because ist so far away froom any major city. After visiting there we drow the rest of our way and i was home aroun 1030 pm.

Here are some pictures of the trip:

Toronto

Hi,

Here I my little report about my trip to Toronto!
We started last Friday at 2100 and drove directly to Niagara Falls. We wanted to skip a motel or Hotel stay so we could see the sunrise at the Falls. We arrived at the falls around 4 am in the morning! Needless to say we were speeding the whole way. When we arrived there, it was a cloudy sky so we couldn’t see any sun at all. After that we decided it would be good to start the day with a nice breakfast and take the boat tour afterwards at 945 AM. During our short trip to bakery, our left front tire decided to explode and we had a problem at hand. We changed to the spare wheel and decided to drive back into US territory to change the car at the Buffalo Airport. The whole trip back and forth took us 1 and a half hour so we were still early for the boat trip. We had some breakfast and after that we enjoyed our boat trip near the falls. After the very humid boat trip, we drove to Toronto and arrived at our youth hostel around 2 pm. We meet with a friend of Michael and she showed us around. We went up the CN Tower and had a great dinner at an Italian restaurant. After having some food we decided to get a drink.

The next day started at 8 with the ringing of a few alarm clocks. We got up and had a coffee at the youth hostel before we walked to the historic distillery district. There was a nice dog show going on. Needles to say, these dog owners are crazy. We found a nice French bakery and had a “good” breakfast. We decided to go to the islands in front of Toronto within the Lake Ontario. It was a wonderful view onto the city and we had a great day. After a nice morning and some lunch at 3pm we went back to the youth hostel, got our car and drove back to Princeton.

Here are some pictures from Toronto.

Trip to Montreal

HI everybody,

here is my little rport of the events that took place some time after i arrived in the united states. to be exact , these events took place on the weekend beginning with may 13th. The chain of events that cuased the return to Princeton, NJ, was started by leaving Princeton at 3 pm on Friday the 13th. We drove to Montreal, a ride that needs at least 7 hours. We arrived at our hotel, checked in , found something to eat in the neighborhood and went to bed! thats it for the first day! The second day started at 7 am in the morning. after that we had a small breakfast in the hotel. really tiny breakfast! After leaving our 2 star hotel, we (hans, klaus, martin, thomas, Jan H.and myself) walk through old montreal, downtwon montreal and visited the chruch “Notre Dame” really nice ! On our way through Downtown we picked up Jan S., a friend from germany. After having some lunch we went to the olympic stadium and the biodome of montreal! a few pictures of that are given below. In the evening we went to i nice italian restaurant and to some bars in the city. After a short night we started our last day in Montreal at 745 am in the morning and after the same breakfast we went to the world fair area of 1964 or so. We visited the biosphere and the Formula 1 racing track. After that we went back to the city to go through the underground city and we walked through quartier latin. At 330 pm we left for princeton.

Here are some pictures from Montreal.

On the way to Montreal

Hi folks,

right now i am sitting in My office, but at 3 pm we will go to Montreal for the weekend! i hope the weather will be better than the forcast and i am relly looking forward to a great weekend! The car ride will take at least 7 hours, so i hope we will be there before midnight!

The report and pictures will be available within the next week or so!