Monthly Archives: July 2017

Hey, Look! I Posted A Thing!

I am, unsurprisingly, still getting used to the new blog format (though I do love it dearly!). Anyway, since I am in Montréal, I figured I might as well review a book set in Montréal. However, since everything is still … Continue reading

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Outdoor Food, Ice Cream, and Covered Markets

I’ve been spending a lot of time down in Old Montréal–in fact almost all of my free time, I’ve been down there exploring. Much of it is, of course, a tourist trap (because tourists pull in money), but there are … Continue reading

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Of Taxi Drivers and Interpreters

This morning I woke up bright and early, packed my things, and waited for the magical moment when a taxi would pull up and take me away. As per usual with me moving from one place to another, it was … Continue reading

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The Christmas Shop, or An Homage on my Nutcracker Obsession

A long time ago, when I was a tiny little girl, I began dancing. I vaguely remember not having a leotard at my first class and wearing a sort of tie-dye shirt and shorts that I think otherwise doubled as … Continue reading

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Of Coffee Shops and Carriages

The first order of business anytime, anywhere, is always coffee. This seems to be a trend with me no matter where I go. This is, of course, because coffee is life, and the root of all things like walking and talking and … Continue reading

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The Doors in the Ivy Covered Walls

“The eyes are not the windows of the soul, they are the doors.” ~The Time of the Angels I have often thought that old towns are a bit like onions, and the older they are, the more onion-y they get. If you … Continue reading

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Giants, Giants, Everywhere

Early this morning I awoke to the sound of drums. * insert your own Doctor Who joke here * I assumed it was a concert at a nearby park, and lazily laid in bed and half listened to it. I … Continue reading

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Irish Hurlers in Montréal

We decided to eat dinner in the little restaurant attached to the hotel this evening. It was quiet when we went in, with only one other couple in the restaurant at the time. We settled in, translated the menu, and … Continue reading

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Can’t Get There From Here: A City Celebrates

For the record, I was not the person who planned this trip, which is why I did not know that this is Montréal’s 375th anniversary (and Canada’s 150th anniversary). Hence the extensive traffic involved in getting somewhere near where I am … Continue reading

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Hello, Montréal!

Today I got up at o’dark thirty to get on a plane and fly to Montréal, QC. And fly I did. Armed, of course, with lots of caffeine. Although I usually end up watching something on my flights, I did … Continue reading

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