Valencia Part 3: Old Town

On day three of our trip, we decided to go to the old city. After spending days in the park and then another day visiting universities, we thought it would be wise to finally hit the downtown area. We started our adventure at Estación del Norte. This is the main rail station of Valencia. It…

Valencia Part 2: The Turia Gardens

Our first day in Valencia was spent searching through the city’s halls of higher learning. What was Day 2? Well, given that we’re history buffs, we decided to roam along the Turia Gardens – roughly 9km of beautiful park, trails, and attractions that were created after the River Turia was diverted some 3km away in…

Valencia Part 1: Universities

Unless you haven’t noticed, we are both kind of nerds [Henry: “Kind of”? 😛 ] [Mariam: Well, Henry more than me :)] [Henry: I am nerd incarnate! ]. So the first places we went to when we arrived in Valencia was the massive Universitat Politécnica de Valènica (founded in 1968) and the (considerably less massive…

Imperial Dim Sum!

You know what the best brunch is? Chinese brunch. Specifically, dim sum. Oh yes. Recently, we took out Henry’s parents for dim sum, and we went to basically the fanciest dim sum place in Montreal: Restaurant Impérial. We’re not exaggerating about the fanciness – Impérial is in one of the newer buildings in Montreal’s Chinatown,…

TGIF: Let’ go to Café Aunja

Ahhh Friday. The joy of Friday. Don’t you like to celebrate this day with something simple and cozy sometimes? Nothing crazy, just to be in a relaxed atmosphere, ready to welcome the weekend. If you do and you live in Montreal (or you plan to visit), we have the perfect place for you: Café Aunja…

MTL Streets (Part 2: St Paul)

We are back on the island (of Montreal) and as promised, we’ll continue with our description of some of the best streets in the city. As you probably all agree, the summer calls for long and fun walks in the city. So we hope that these next few posts will encourage you to stroll around…