Choir Boy

Mariam: For my birthday, my awesome friends and colleagues took me to see the play “Choir Boy” at the Centaur Theatre in Montreal. I hadn’t heard of this play at all until they brought it up so I was intrigued and happy to have the chance to discover it. So off we went. On a…

Rainy Day = Museum Day

Rainy days call for indoor activities for many, at least they do for us. So on a typical fall day (and probably the whole months of October and November), we look forward to doing things that are fun and which keep us dry. And that brings us to one of our favourite museums in Montreal:…

Mile End – Miles of Food and Arts

Montreal’s Mile End is one of the smaller neighbourhoods in the city, but does it ever pack a lot of punch to it! Mile End is a total treasure trove of delightful food, fun shops, and breezy artistry. It’s a place where worlds converge or coexist. Different immigrant groups live and make a living here,…

Our Favourite Public Markets

“It’s not winter until it’s all white!” That’s our motto. We love summer (Mariam much more than Henry, but still, love is love 🙂 ). So much so that as long as it’s still sunny outside and the temperature is above 0 degrees Celsius, we act like it’s summer. We do the same activities: we…

Rock ‘n’ Roll Races – A First 5km and a Hard Half-Marathon

September 22-23, 2018. It’s the Rock’n’Roll Marathon event in Montreal. And we. Were. There. Of course, we were nowhere near as badass as that sentence made it sound. For the both of us, it was a weekend of firsts: It was Mariam’s first 5km race [Mariam: I can not BELIEVE I let Henry talk me…

Montreal Food Trucks: NOT Your Average Street Food!

Being a cosmopolitan city that’s fairly big, there are few things that Montreal does not have. Pointedly, one thing it’s missing is casual street food. Actually, from 1947 through 2013, there was NO street food of any kind in Montreal thanks to a street food ban enacted to reduce litter and to protect restaurants from…

The Soweto Spirit

Imagine being in a large dark room, on a comfortable warm chair, where the peaceful silence makes you feel like you are sitting on clouds. Your body is at ease and your mind is at peace. You are as comfortable as you can be, and with anticipation, you are waiting for magic to happen. Then…

Tiptoe Through the Million Tulips

History is funny sometimes. Many things that you take for granted in the present day almost certainly had a deeper, more significant historical origin. Take Ottawa’s giant annual Canadian Tulip Festival. Every spring, the city becomes home to a literal million tulips all around its more picturesque parks, streets, and waterfronts. Looking at the flowers from…