Category Archives: Montreal

Montreal Travel Guide

14th November 2019

Do you want to visit a city that blends the very best of North American modernity with the unique and quaint history of Europe? If so, Montreal could be your next great holiday destination. If you’re planning on joining the 19 million people that flew into Montreal-Trudeau airport last year, then read on for the complete tourist’s guide to Montreal.

Why Montreal?

Canada’s second-largest city is located just an hour from the American border, but once there, you’ll feel as though you’re thousands of miles away from the United States. There are parts of Montreal where you will hear the locals conversing solely in French as they enjoy patisseries in local cafes.

14 Countries in 4 minutes: My epic 2015

2nd January 2016

mostly amelie youtube

In 2015, I meditated in silence for 10 days with Buddhist monks high on a mountain in Thailand, became a yoga instructor deep in the jungle of India, watched the sun rise over holy temples in Burma, cycled from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok and from Istanbul to Milan, slept under the stars about a hundred times, visited fourteen different countries and met so many amazing people in the process. 2015 was also a year of great loss and I am ready to start anew.

Wherever you are, may this next year be full of adventures, health, surprises and happiness!

One Year Later

1st January 2015

On top of the Rock, Rockefeller Center, New York City

One year ago today, on January 1st 2014 at 8am, we locked the door of our flat in Montreal for the last time, leaving behind an empty shell of what was our life of the previous seven years, and dropped the key through the mail slot. As it resonated loudly in the dark empty box, I felt an excitingly familiar feeling in my stomach: we were homeless, the unknown awaited us. It was amazing to ring in the New Year in such a drastic, life changing, exciting way, and the feeling hasn’t left me since.

Kawah Ijen volcano complex in Java, Indonesia

Park Jean Drapeau Beach in Montreal

3rd July 2011

Richard and I were celebrating our 6th anniversary together this weekend (HAPPY BIRTHDAY COUPLE! I LOVE US!) and so yesterday we rode our bike to the Jean-Drapeau beach here in Montreal to chill out on what has been so far the hottest day of the summer (I overheard someone saying that it was 33 degrees!).  We then headed to Brit & Chips on McGill for some fantastically greasy fried halloumi cheese and chips washed down with some beer.  Perfect day!

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Kazu

19th April 2011

Time flying off-schooling relaxing with Richard and expecting nice weather to kick in (seriously, it was -2° when I woke up this morning, wtf, spring?) is what my life has been made of for a week. 

We finally managed to get a seat at Kazu, this fairly new izakaya that is just a block from where we live, on Ste-Catherine in Montreal. It did not disapoint!