Exploring Montreal


Exploring Montreal

29 April 2019. Montreal, Quebec. Fourth trip of the year. First time in Canada.

I remember, it was October 2015 when I joined Austrian Airlines on their first flight to Miami. This week I had again the absolute honor to join one more inaugural flight connecting Vienna to Montreal. Almost all of my flights are with Austrian Airlines. But those inaugural flights are magical and I couldn’t be happier to be part of them.


Exploring Montreal

Inaugural flight from Vienna to Montreal

Definitely a life experience that I won’t forget anytime soon. Cabin crew was absolutely stunning, food was beyond expectations. You can see the Gate Event and flight on a business class in the highlights section of my Instagram channel.


It wasn’t love at first sight between Montreal and I. But 2 days after my arrival, I started liking the city. Exactly like I did with San Francisco. I think I need time to adjust myself to the new environment, time to process what is happening to me. And when I feel more relaxed, I begin to enjoy the trip.

If you are like me, take your time and just visit Montreal for a couple of days. In other words, stay for as long as your budget and free time allow you to stay…

Exploring Montreal


Top Montreal travel tips

In this blog post, I am glad to share with you a few Montreal travel tips, a selection of favourite cafes and restaurants, along with a few photos that I’ve taken during my stay.

Montreal travel tips

Where to stay

Hotel Monville: new, modern design
Hotel Ambrose: small, vintage, quirky

montreal architecture

Exploring Montreal : Top Areas to explore

Le plateau – Mont royal / Little Italy / Mile end / Old port Montreal

Exploring Montreal : Best Cafes

Tommy Montreal / Crew collective & Cafe / Venice Cafe / Cafe Parvis

Cafe Un Pò Di Più / Pastel Rita / Cafe Leaves

Exploring Montreal : Top Restaurants

Olive et Gourmando / Restaurant Melisse / Lov de la Montagne / Lov McGILL / Brasserie 701 / Vallier Bistro Montréalais / Restaurant Henri Brasserie Française / Foxy restaurant / L’Avenue restaurant / L’usine de spaghetti / Perles and Paddock / Maison Boulud

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My personal favourite: Mandy’s Salad shop / For bagels: Saint Viateur bagel / Fairmount bagel

For poutine: Ma Poule Mouillee / Portuguese chicken poutine / For drinks : Terrasse William Gray at the Hôtel William Gray

Highlights of the entire travel experience (in other words, what I will never forget from this trip)

– First and foremost, the business class in the flight
– The girl I met by accident at Tommy Cafe
Hotel Ambrose

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Austrian Airlines has a nonstop flight everyday to Montreal. If you’d also like to visit Montreal here is a Voucher Code for you:


*Applies only to flights booked on austrian.com
Redeemable from May, 7th 2019 to including May 12th 2019

-10% on all Austrian Airlines operated flights from Austria to Montreal (all classes, Economy, Premium Economy and Business)
Departure of the booked flight has to be after May, 7th 2019 and return before May, 7th 2020
Limited to a 100 bookings, so first come first served


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Exploring Montreal

Exploring Montreal

A huge Thank You to Austrian Airlines for inviting me to join this amazing trip.

I had a lovely time and I hope to have more #myAustrianMoment above the clouds to share on TVG!

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