Montreal: O.Noir – My Most Unforgettable Dinning Experience

Noir means black in French, if you would take a wild guess, and yes, you guessed it, it’s a dinning-in-the-dark kind of restaurant. When dinning in this restaurant, you can’t see anything, and more specially, all the waiters/waitresses are blind. I dare to say it was my best dinning experience during my short stay in…

Auckland: Shakespear Regional Park

On a beautiful day during my short stay with my uncle Skyler’s family in Orewa (1 hour north of Auckland), New Zealand, a country used to have a 20:1 sheep to human ratio (however, this figure had declined to 7:1 in the recent years), we drove to Shakespear Regional Park, located at the tip of Whangaparaoa Peninsula, to get…

Montreal: Rememberance Day in 2012

Being in a commonwealth country for the first time, the whole Rememberance Day concept and the idea of wearing poppy flowers was quite new to me. I felt very fortunately that not only my study-abroad period coincide with this public holiday in Canada, but also McGill university got to hold this ceremony on its lower campus….

Montreal: Ice Hockey – McGill vs. Queen’s

My exchange buddies and me all agreed, that we can’t say we’ve been to Canada if we had not watched any ice hockey games. As our short stay (4 months) in Montreal unfortunately coincided with NHL lockout 2012-2013, we decided to go and support a game between our own university McGill against Queen’s. The game…

Smoke Meat Sandwich – A Canadian Special

I lost count of how many times (hm, 10 times?) I had visited this definitely-most-delicious-landmark in Montreal: Schwartz’s, which serves its most signature meal: the Montreal-style smoke meat sandwich. A quick introduction by Wikipedia: Schwartz’s, also known as the Montreal Hebrew Delicatessen is a delicatessen established in 1928 by Reuben Schwartz, a Jewishimmigrant from Romania.[1] It is a landmark, currently…

Montreal: Notre Dame Basilica

I failed to create a blog page to write about my day-to-day adventures for my exchange like what Anhang did when he came to HKUST. Buy anyway, for the following posts I wish to write about some highlights of the places/restaurants/events that I’ve been to. For some reason, Notre Dame Basilica became my first stop…