Having been able to exchange one of my three days European rotations against a quick hopper to Montréal made me not only take a wonderful winter promenade up to the city´s best lookout around, but also to experience downtown in a festival of colors and lights during the annual Montréal en Lumière festivity. Continue reading
Stopping in Quebec´s “UNESCO City of Design” and looking for something different from bagels or scrambled eggs for breakfast? Easy. Montréal offers a wide range of gastronomical styles. While a lot of restaurants continue to preserve and/or to develop the traditional French Canadian cuisine, there are many, many other ethical styles available, which the varied demographics of immigrants living in the city mirror well.
Montréal hosts the second largest Canadian community of Italians after Toronto. Followed by large numbers of Irish, English and Scottish. It is also home to many Arabs and people of Middle Eastern origin and bursts a rich community of Asian nationalities, with the Chinese providing the largest one. Continue reading