Montreal

“Next time you kiss, do it in French” – Unfortunately we missed Mural Festival in Montreal this year – an urban art exhibition described by the organisers as a “love letter from Montreal to the world”. The output is thrilling, it’s electrifying, and it’s provocative. Fortunately, we had our very own local resident and Montreal aficionado,…

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Start of the adventure: Toronto

Day 1: getting there Having conducted a long-distance love affair for an entire year based on the mercy of a blue and yellow automotive of the skies, we swore on a four-leaf clover that we’d never fly budget again. Well, never say never! We received a very “Marmite” (love it or hate it) review of…

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Toronto

“C’est cool, mon chum” – Eagle-eyed Ali spotted a tiny little dot on the map marked ‘Grafitti Alley’, so we hopped onto a streetcar – super exciting in itself for newbie riders – from the quayside to explore. Given its name, we were expecting something a little edgy and un-sanitised. Instead we found some very…

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Paris

 “Non, Je ne regrette rien” – On a rather decadent day trip to Paris (#whythehellnot #Brexshit #lasthurrah) we wanted to see something different, another side to Paris. So, after much research, we ended up in Belleville – once home to Edith Piaf.  It’s a charming neighbourhood with quaint little shops, and street art in abundance.…

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