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…

MTL Streets (Part 1: Wellington)

For those of you who live in Montreal you know that every neighbourhood has its fun busy street full of great cafés, unique stores, or delicious dining areas. St Henri has its Rue Notre Dame Ouest; Downtown has its Rue Ste. Catherine; Mile End has its Avenue du Parc; Old Montreal has its Rue St….

The Taitu Hotel

It’s Black History Month and if there’s someone who deserves the spotlight, it’s definitely Etegue Taitu. Now, unless you’re Ethiopian or your are a historian, you may have never heard of her. But we are here to enlighten you. Taitu was an Ethiopian empress who founded the capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. She was…

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:…

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….

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…