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Hello, Barbie! ~ Exploring the Underground City

Montréal’s underground city is a famed tourist attraction, winding underneath the equivalent of forty-one city blocks, extending over some twenty miles worth of tunnels, with shops, museums, interactive exhibits, and apparently even housing in it. It is touted as a … 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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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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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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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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