101 Letters to a Prime Minister: The Complete Letters to by Yann Martel

By Yann Martel

From the mailbox of the top Minister's place of work in your bookshelf, an inventory of greater than a hundred books that each Canadian should still learn. This mostly one-sided correspondence from the "loneliest booklet membership within the world" is a compendium for bibliophiles and those that persist with the Canadian political scene. clever, subversive, signed, sealed, and now to be had to you...even in case your handle isn't really eighty Wellington road.

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The Tudor mansion was built by a business partner of John D. Rockefeller, and the woodwork alone is enough to keep you entertained during your stay. Bring your bike. See p. 159. • Hôtel Le St-James (Montréal; & 866/841-3111 or 514/841-3111): Old Montréal’s surge of designer hotels spans the spectrum from superminimalist to gentlemen’s club. The opulent Le St-James sits squarely at the gentlemen’s club end of the range. A richly paneled entry leads to a grand hall with carved urns, bronze chandeliers, and balconies with gilded metal balustrades, and the 60 units are furnished with entrancing antiques and impeccable reproductions.

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K. Visa and MasterCard are the most common, though American Express is also normally accepted in hotels and restaurants catering to tourists. Discover and Diner’s Club cards are somewhat less frequently accepted. For tips and telephone numbers to call if your wallet is stolen or lost, go to “Lost & Found” in the “Fast Facts” section of this chapter. TRAVELER’S CHECKS You can buy traveler’s checks at most banks. They are offered in denominations of $20, $50, $100, $500, and sometimes $1,000. Generally, you’ll pay a service charge ranging from 1% to 4%.

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