For 91 Days,
we lived in the French-Canadian metropolis of Montreal, exploring its famous culture, indulging in its fine cuisine (and finer poutine
), making French-speaking friends, visiting award-winning museums, attending summertime festivals… and discovering exactly what makes this city such a special place. Whether you’re planning your own journey to Montreal, or are just interested in learning more about this amazing city, our articles and photographs should help you out. Start at the beginning
of our adventures, visit our comprehensive index
to find something specific, or choose one of the articles selected at random, below:
Butterflies and More at the Greenhouse
Included in the ticket to the Insectarium is a free entrance to the neighboring Botanic Garden. With two dozen thematic zones like the Chinese Garden, Rose Garden and Courtyard of the Senses, the Botanic Garden is huge… but we wouldn’t be seeing much of it. It was freezing in Montreal, and snow was still covering the ground. So we decided to delay a thorough exploration of the garden, and instead scurried straight into the greenhouse….
Apr 25, 2016
A Day in Mile End
Situated around Boulevard Saint Laurent, immediately south of Little Italy, Mile End has become synonymous with Montreal’s indie music scene. And bagels. And hipsters. We spent a sunny day exploring the streets of one of the city’s most iconic neighborhoods….
Jun 13, 2016
The View from Place Ville-Marie
Built in 1962, the Place Ville-Marie was Montreal’s first skyscraper, and signaled the start of the city’s vertical construction boom. Its unique cruciform shape made an immediate architectural splash, and the building is just as impressive today. We visited its 46th-floor observation deck, shortly after it had re-opened to the public, following a period of renovation….
Jun 26, 2016
After three months spent living in the Canadian metropolis of Montreal, Jürgen and I came away with some unforgettable memories. We’ve now collected our experiences into an e-book, with all of our articles and over 200 full-color photographs.
Barnes & Noble (Soon)
(PDF, MOBI, EPUB)
This e-book is perfect for your Kindle, Nook or any other e-reader. With over 200 full-color pictures and all our articles, indexed alphabetically and by category, this portable edition of our blog is perfect for when you’re out and about in the city. Over the course of three months, we became familiar with almost everything Montreal has to offer. We explored the city’s ethnically diverse neighborhoods, ate loads of poutine, visited the best museums, and even found time for a few day trips, including an extended excursion to nearby Quebec City. We’re sure that our anecdotes, advice and photos can help inspire your own trip to Montreal.
For just a few bucks, you can download your own copy of the book for use on your e-reader or computer, giving you access to our articles wherever you are, without having to connect to the internet. If you’d like, take a look at some sample pages from the PDF.
Don’t forget to check out our other e-books, from our 91 days in Oviedo, Savannah, Buenos Aires, Bolivia, Palermo, Sri Lanka, Busan, Idaho, Istanbul, Iceland, the Yucatán, Tokyo, Macedonia, Valencia and Curaçao!