Which meal kit is better?

We’ve tried them all for you, so you don’t have to! Yep, the 5 main meal kits available in Montreal: Good Food, Miss Fresh, Chef’s Plate, Cook It, and Hello Fresh. We’re here to tell you what we think. First a little background for those who don’t know what meal kits are. Basically it’s a…

Valencia Part 5: Night Life

We knew Valencia was a beautiful city before coming here. The beach, the old town, the parks, the weather… All sounded great! What we did not know is that the night life is out of this world! The expression New York never sleeps has to be debunked, cause we have news for you: Valencia is…

Valencia Part 4: The Beach

[Mariam]: A vacation is not a vacation if the ocean is not involved. [Henry]: I like to think that good food is more important. [Mariam]: 🙄. Thankfully, it’s easy to combine these two in Valencia. Right by Playa Malvarrosa there are countless restaurants offering fresh and authentic paellas. So yay 😀! With this, we headed to…

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…

Happy Times at Highroller Lobster

Time for one final post from Portland (and then we get back to talking about awesome stuff in other places). This last one is about the Highroller Lobster Co., a neat foodcart-turned-diner with a decidedly different atmosphere. It was a great way for us to cap off our visit 🙂 . So, what made this…