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Old Montreal

A visit to Montreal wont ever be complete without walking on the cobblestoned streets of Old Montreal where the first arrivals of the city settled, minutes walk from the St. Lawrence River where a port was established and is still serving the locals and tourists. In summer, the port and its surrounding areas become a […]

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Montreal Panorama at Night

Therese are photos of Montreal Panorama at Night. I think, there’s nothing more romantic in Montreal than watching the citys panorama of glimmering lights and a luminous moon that hangs on a deep, dark night sky–while your lovers arms are wrapped around your waist or his fingers caressing your hair in the most subtle way […]

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Montreal – View from Mont Royal Chalet

This is the view from Mont Royal Chalet in Montreal. Montreal got its name from a mountain, Mont Royal. When youre up there at Mont Royal Chalet, youll be greeted by the sweeping panorama of the city–as if youre just sipping your morning coffee in your own front porch. Though its not as impressive as […]

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Montreal Gay Village

A street with three names: Montreal Gay Village, The Village and Le Village Gai. Getting off at Beaudry Metro Station, the village is a vibrant neighborhood of everything fabulous along St. Catherines Street. In summer, the village is closed to cars to promote the local businesses that serve in the area. Restaurants, bars and shops extend […]

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Toronto Old City Hall at Night

I passed this Toronto Old City Hall building a hundred times but it looked just like any other buildings of this style anywhere around the area. I think that the true beauty of this historic site can be appreciated at night when its illuminated, though it looks like a haunted castle where Dracula lives. Located […]

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The Old Quebec: Within the Citadel

I had no idea that Old Quebec City is a city within a wall–just like Xian and Pingyao, two ancient cities in China. Thus, the city within is called “Old Quebec” where tourists and visitors would mostly find all the things they must see in one of Noth Americas oldest cities. And its also declared as […]

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Montreal: La Banquise Poutine

Poutine (Yeah, it can be pronounced as Putin. Hehehehehe…) is french fries drowned in special kind of sauce and cheese curd. And when in Montreal, a visit to La Banquise in Mont Royal area is ALWAYS worth a visit to savor its delicious poutine featured in many travel books. Dont be surprised with the queue–its […]

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Quebec City – Montmorency Falls

When visiting Montmorency Falls, a few minutes ride by bus from Quebec City, anyone will always be reminded that this Falls is nearly 100 feet higher than Niagara Falls in southern Ontario. Every brochure, every tourist guide, every Quebecois would say that with pride. “It is a splendid introduction to the scenery of Quebec,” said […]

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Santo Domingo: The Heavy Carnaval Costume

Carnaval Infantil Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic I asked this guy and his costume designer how heavy the costume was, including the headress (not in the picture)—and they said, “It’s about 40 kilos.” Oh boy, I can’t even carry more than 10 kilos.

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Santo Domingo Carnaval 2012 and a bad experience

Carnaval Infantil Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic After almost three years, my Swiss friend and I met each other again–but this time, in Santo Domingo. We met on a Sunday when there was festival going on in the north part of the city. We went there for some dancing, music and culture. But, to our surprise, […]

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