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An Artsy Sunday in Montreal

We checked out of the bedbugs hotel (yay!) hopefully leaving the insects behind (RIP dead bug on white sheets… I still have your picture!). The plan was to explore McGill University and its famous...

Bad Luck Day in Montreal

For some reasons, we always have a hard time “mastering” Montreal. It should be easy: it’s a first-world city, a blend of North American and French influences, it’s close to Ottawa… and yet, we...

People of Montreal

The Old Montreal, Hochelaga and The Village were great spots for street photography. Here is a sample of the “People of Montreal”!

The “Vieux Montréal”

It was hot and sunny, and there were a lot of tourists and locals in the streets. People were generally in a good mood, thanks to the weather and to the perspective of a long weekend. Suddenly, I...

Montreal – A Road Trip

Diapers? Checked. Bottle? Checked. Formula? Checked. Twenty-thousands things we probably won’t need but might need? Checked. Baby screaming in car seat, waiting for parents? (Sound) checked. We...

Montreal’s Chinatown

Montreal's Chinatown (蒙特利尔唐人街) is quite small: it's mostly one pedestrian street with an arch and many little shops and restaurants along the narrow alley, parallel to the René Levesque boulevard. It...

In the Heart of Montreal

The "vieux Montréal", the old Montreal, definitely has a European feeling to it. Far from the tall buildings and the endless boulevards that stretches across the "other Montreal", the area nearby the...

St Catherine Street

Rue St-Catherine is the primary commercial artery of downtown Montreal. The endless street that stretches over the city crosses the central business district from West to East. It is home to many...

St-James United Church

On Saturday morning, I escape from work for an hour to go visit a church I had noticed the night before, as I was pacing St Catherine street up and down looking for food. St-James United Church is a...

Montréal’s Jean Talon Market

Little Italy was our last stop in Montréal. I wanted to go back to the famous marché Jean Talon, a farmer's market located in this area. The open air market is occupied by about 300 vendors, selling...

Modern Montréal

Like I was saying last time, Montréal is not just the cute European-style city a lot of people imagine. There is the old Montréal... and the modern downtown, which is just like any other American...

Old Montréal

Right after arriving in Canada for the first time in 2002, Feng and I took a road trip. We had landed in Toronto, went through Ottawa, and then Montréal, Québéc city and the surroundings. It was...

The Killers In Montréal

On Saturday, on an impulse, Feng and I decided to drive to Montréal to attend The Killers' concert. Initially sold out, the show had been moved to a bigger venue at the last minute: the Bell Center...

Always Take The Weather With You

Radiohead was playing in Montreal and we drove the 400 km there and back to attend the show. By the time we got through the security, we were soaked. The park where the concert was held was extremely...