For a while now Alex and I have talked about maybe spending a weekend at the cabin with his parents. But for some unknown reasons we never managed to find the time to do so. So for v-day (and on the coldest weekend this winter) we decided it would be the perfect time to put … Continue reading Photo Journal #4: “Wood” you be my Valentine?
- Fête des neiges de Montréal/Montreal winter festival - Having grown up in places with relatively warmer climate, I never got to experienced any of these winter traditions such as making maple taffy/tire sur la neige. During this time of year I'm use to people trying to fry eggs on the pavement instead! But seriously … Continue reading Photo Journal #3: Winter Fiesta
- En route to Québec city - Here's a funny fact about me. I suck at road trips! I basically just fall asleep and this is probably the only time I was awake the whole trip. Sorry Alex!! - Les trois garçons - I took this photo of the "North pole parkour group" climbing up … Continue reading Photo Journal #2: Québec getaway
- Parc Baldwin - A few days of snow later and boom! A winter wonderland. - Parc la Fontaine - Oh you know, just casually standing on a frozen pond. I did feel a little bit silly walking on it with people whooshing past us on their skates. But it was preeetty nice nonetheless. - Parc … Continue reading Photo Journal #1: A walk to the park
We were in the kitchen eating breakfast and Alex asks me if we can go downtown later to do some shopping. Despite it being an odd request from him, I agree and nothing more was said. >> Fast track to later >>> We got off the bus and were walking for only a little while … Continue reading Abroad in Montréal, QC: A day well spent and the history of MTL
We paid a toll and crossed the border to... OTTAWA! Despite sitting at the boarder of Québec and Ontario, the city itself is probably more commonly known compared to any other city in its neighbouring province (including Montréal). I have an itching suspicion it's because it's the capital city of Canada. But y'knoooooow, "whatever". According … Continue reading Abroad in Montréal, QC: Crossing the border!
Although French (Canadian French) serves as the main language in Québec, English is still widely understood and there is at least a decent percentage of anglophones who reside here in Montréal. Being in the environment and being surrounded by French speakers definitely assists in the learning speed. However, in saying that, French is definitely not an … Continue reading Abroad in Montréal, QC: Learning the language