Carafiesta Parade Montréal in Photos

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Last weekend I attended yet another parade in Montréal. The Carafiesta parade is a relaxed, colourful, and often impromptu movement of people and costumes along Boulevard René Lévesque from Rue Guy in downtown Montréal. Relatively cheap flights can often be found from Montréal to the Caribbean islands, in fact other than when I was living in the Caribbean I’ve never been […]

La Fête nationale du Québec

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This weekend just been we attended a parade along Sherbrooke street in celebration of Quebec’s national day (June 24th). To me it sounds strange for a province to have a ‘national day’, it could just be an English translation misunderstanding, but I don’t think so. If any Canadian province were to have a ‘national day’, […]

Enjoying Various Beers Downtown Montreal at Mondial de la bière 2012

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This Thursday Renee and I enjoyed an afternoon at the Montreal Beer Festival (Mondial de la bière 2012). Running till Sunday June 10th, if you’re in Montreal and enjoy beer this is certainly worth a look. Entry is free, beer tastings cost between $2-$5 (in $1 coupons), you can bring your own beer glass or […]

Planning to Make the Most of a Summer in Montreal

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Mid May of 2012 is approaching and spring is certainly here in Montreal – it’s no longer freeeezing cold and certain days have even been fully summer like. I’ve already sat and drank beer in a park and witnessed spontaneous dancing in the afternoon sun, I can only wonder what further excitement summer will bring. […]

Discarded TV’s Displayed in HDR

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Yes, this post is primarily centred around word play on HD and HDR. Yes, I have considered that I may be the only person in existence that considers this kind of thing amusing. And yes, despite all this I have decided to continue… It’s funny yeah? HD referring to High Definition in televisions – something the poor […]

Quebec City Winter Carnival

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Carnaval de Québec We attended the Quebec City Winter Carnival during the last weekend of January this year. Next year the carnival will run from the 1st to 17th of February – it pays to book your accommodation early during this busy time in Quebec City. The carnival normally lasts at least three weekends with […]

Day Trips From Montreal

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Montreal is a pretty cool city, I even came up with five things I love about Montreal here. However there are also some pretty cool places around Montreal worth visiting – you can even see them in a day trip. View Montreal Day Trips in a larger map Burlington, Vermont 155km – about two hours […]

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Montreal

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Last weekend was Saint Patrick’s Day, we celebrated on the 17th with a box of Guinness and then on the Sunday we went and photographed the Montreal Saint Patrick’s Day parade. Saint Patrick is the best known patron saint of Ireland and the celebrations on 17 March celebrate Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity […]

5 Aspects of Montreal I Love

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Eventually our Great North American Road Trip had to end; it had been one hell of a ride with so many highlights that picking ‘the’ best would be impossible. Renee had work to start in Montreal so for a little while we would call this city home. I’ve now been living in Montreal for a […]

Montreal Visit II – Couch Surfing & Other Cool Shit

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19 – 21 November 2010 I felt I’d cut my previous time in Montreal a little too short so I was happy to be back in town. This time I met couchsurfer Eric and his flatmates as well as couchsufer Sarah and her brother; Sarah & I also caught up with Jared and Erin one […]