Happy New Year!

A belated happy new year to all you lovely people! We’ve been prepping for our wedding and visiting family much more than thinking about New Year’s Eve or taking in sights. Still though, we’ve managed to squeak in some exploring and eating. So, without further ado… We went to Japan… In Ethiopia! Okay, so that…

Merry Sunny Christmas!

A belated merry Christmas to our family, friends, and readers in the Americas and Europe (or should we say “Happy Boxing Day” 😜? Lack of internet access delayed this post, sorry)! We spent the day in the warm and gloriously sunny city of Bishoftu. This is a beautiful little town that’s built on a volcano(!)…

Ethiopia, Here We Come!

We’re Getting Married… In ADDIS ABABA! Well, after being a happy couple for a few years, we’re about to take the next big step in our lives: We’re getting MARRIED. And, just because that’s not a big enough deal, we’re getting married in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia! [Mariam: For me, this is…

Running 60km for Movember

This year, Henry participated in Movember! For those not in the know, Movember is both a foundation and a fund-raising event intended to increase awareness and treatment for health issues that primarily or exclusively impact men: testicular cancer, prostate cancer, suicide, and mental illness. And the way that the event usually raises money to fight…

Our 3 Heavenly Spots in Maui

There comes a time in life when you just have to say STOP. Right? A time when you feel like you have given everything you can at work or for your family/friends… A time for you to take a break… A real break. One where you get to forget the worries of the world and…

Cakes Collide!

Birthdays bring lots of joy. The gathering of friends, the fun parties, the wonderful gifts, the kind messages on your social media, and of course the cake… All joy! But have you ever wondered what would happen if you had more than one cake that day? How about SEVEN? Yep! That’s what we did 😀…

Winter Getaway: Lac Brome

Now that the first snow has fallen and that we are all sorrowful about it, it’s time to plan winter getaways. Let’s face it, the only way to survive 5 months of winter (yep: it is 5 months if you live in Montreal), is to spice things up with short trips here and there. If you…

How to Ensure Tender Juicy Turkey!

American Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, so we thought we’d share Henry’s turkey recipe with all our American readers (of course, this recipe is good for all other readers as well – in fact, Henry encourages you all to make turkey all the time [Mariam: Henry is crazy, as you can plainly see…

Satay Brothers – Singaporean Goodness

Nestled among all the oft-mentioned and visited Chinese, Japanese, and Korean restaurants in Montreal is a fine little gem called Satay Brothers. It’s a Singaporean restobar in St-Henri that’s just a short walk away from both the Atwater Market and Lionel-Groulx metro station. It’s a place we keep coming back to again and again on…

Kinton Ramen Rocks

Henry: Our love of Japanese culture and Japanese food has led us to yet another wonderful restaurant in downtown Montreal: Kinton Ramen! Mariam: Oh yes indeed, Kinton Ramen was a delight. One of my friends sang the restaurant’s praises to us, so we were only too happy to go check it out. And we’re very…