Since it's not everyday that I'd get a chance to visit Canada, I decided to take their advice and go for it, immediately making arrangements for a solo overnight trip.
Exhaustion started to set in as I got on the plane that would take me from Toronto to Montreal. The past few days, beginning from the long haul flight, to the whirlwind of activities, were beginning to take their toll on me. When I got to the hotel, I was tempted to just stay in and doze off.
But the thought that I was going to be in Montreal for only 24 hours prompted me to get up and start exploring. And boy did I love it! The sights, the vibe, and how I would be addressed as "mademoiselle" hihihi.
The next day, I went on a half day tour, with a Chinese immigrant named Alex taking me to the popular spots in the place he's called home for the past three years. He was good company and it was nice listening to his stories - the ones about his personal journey more than the tourist spots, honestly. I regret not having taken a photo with him.
I did take lots of photos of the spots he took me to, which were all as lovely as my officemates promised they'd be.
It may have been a short trip but definitely a memorable one :)