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…

Tomato Sauce Therapy

We’ve been quite busy lately. Both with work stuff and the preparation for our upcoming races (5km for Mariam and 21km for Henry). Like for most people, when we are too busy, we tend to get tired faster, irritated more easily, and just over-stressed in general. So, in situations like these, we’ve learned to make…

Confortable for Comfort Food

We love discovering new places. We’re especially tickled when we make discoveries just right under our noses 🙂 . This was the case for Confortable, a resto-bar literally a block away from our home. We found this place when we took one of our usual walks one winter evening. It was one of a spate…

A Family Trip to Istanbul

Have you ever wondered what a trip with a family of 15 people would be like? Well, wonder no more. A couple of years ago our family (aunts, cousins, uncles) set out to travel to Turkey, one of the oldest nations in the world. And let us tell you: It was chaos. Like, pure chaos….

Yuan: Vegetarian Virtue

It feels like there’s been an explosion of vegan and vegetarian food options in Montreal lately. Even just a few years ago, the best a vegetarian could hope for was the odd salad in a restaurant, and fries.  These days, every restaurant we visit seems to have an actual veggie section. And then there are…

Solo Travel to Rome

Yes, I know what you’re thinking: “Isn’t Rome one of the most romantic cities on the planet? Why in the world would anyone want to go there alone?” But here is the thing: We have yet to find a place in the world where everything you see – and we mean it, everything you see…

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…