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Paris in February Part 2

February 13, 2013 admin 3

Except for the view of Notre Dame Cathedral (above), this post is a mix of all the random/beautiful/fun things that I found while wandering around Paris. Why only a side of Notre Dame, you ask? Well, the cathedral’s bells were taken down for restoration and were on disp …

Paris in February. Part 1

February 11, 2013 admin 6

While I wouldn’t recommend traveling in Europe in February, I couldn’t resist going to Paris to visit a friend this past weekend. We got fairly lucky with the weather the first few days (I mean really lucky – it rained while we were inside and once we needed …

One of my favourite places

January 9, 2013 admin 0

This place (the Canadian Museum of Civilization) deserves its own post. Right across the River from Parliament Hill is one of the coolest museums that I’ve ever been to. Not only does it have amazing architecture, but it also has a winding passageway that takes you thro …

Oooooh Canada!

January 7, 2013 admin 2

I went back to Canada for two and a half weeks and I feel like the moment I got there, the weather gods decided to treat me to an entire winter all in one go. We had snow (more than 50 cm), freezing cold temperatures (one day it went down to -25 C ) and …

Yummy Vienne

September 22, 2012 admin 1

What would this blog be without food? In fact, what would a trip to France be without food? So here is a post dedicated to the deliciousness that we experienced while on our day trip to Vienne. Since you can’t get a bite to eat here between 3 and 7pm, we thought ahead a …

More Roman Ruins: Day trip to Vienne

September 22, 2012 admin 1

After visiting the Bastille last Saturday, we headed off to the ancient city of Vienne the following day. As it turns out, the Rhône-Alpes region was inhabited first by the Gauls and then by the Romans (like in Asterix and Obelix). The city of Vienne is located about 30 km s …

A few hours in Lyon

September 12, 2012 admin 2

Last weekend I took the train to Lyon for a quick day trip. It turned out to be a much quicker trip than I thought since the train gods conspired against me and I missed the train I wanted going there and coming back. Not a problem though, since the city is only an hour &hell …

Montreal by Night

August 22, 2012 admin 0

I was never a huge fan of photography until earlier this summer. After looking at a personal photo blog of a friend, I thought that it was a beautiful way to remember life. It’s like a visual diary, except that everything in the photos looked so….good. I remember …

Out and about

August 19, 2012 admin 1

After my super fancy breakfast this morning (at the Ritz!), I took a walk and swung by my friend’s craft fair – All the Rage NDG. It’s so fun to see all the funky and creative things on display. From teeny tiny hats to handmade soaps, it seems that no part o …

Fancy Food in Montreal

August 19, 2012 admin 1

With less than two weeks left in Montreal, I’m making sure to cross off some big names off my restaurant to-do list. My first stop was the restaurant formerly known as Wellhouse. It’s been transformed (although I can’t remember if the decor has changed) into …