Raised Vegetable Garden

It's been a joy and truly a labor of love piecing our raised bed garden together. We learnt a lot from our last/first attempt at gardening and this time we were better planned.

The Best Pizza Dough

We got a bit tired of our whole wheat pizza dough I think we got too accustomed to it and decided it needed some tweaking.

US Road trips

We've made a few road trips around the US. There's a lot to see here and a lot of distance to cover. Here are some of our trips on the east coast.

Panama

Panama's carnival celebration in Panama City are supposed to be the second largest in the world. Enjoyed this big party with fantastic street food, dozens of stages and loud music blaring at every corner.

Canada

Canada has some of the most beautiful sceneries and landscapes. I hope to drive across to the West coast some day but till then here's a glimpse of Toronto and beyond.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal

Distance: 1105 Km.

Length: 4 days.

I was quite surprised with the detail at the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal. Wasn't quite expecting such an impressive Basilica. You can spend hours taking in the detail. The architect Victor Bourgeau designed the high altar, choir stalls and altarpiece with pine statues sculpted by French artist Henri Bouriché

The Altar of Celebration
Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal

Montreal Jazz Festival | Beruška goes to Montréal!

Distance: 1105 Km.

Length: 4 days.  
Just back from a 4 day bustling, hip weekend in lively Montreal.This frigid city really comes to life in July for the world's largest jazz festival! The energy and vibrant vibe of this city has made it instantly my all time favourite!

At the Montreal Jazz Festival

The heat in July kinda slows you down getting from Toronto to Montreal thanks to the frequent accidents possibly caused by the occasional tire bursts. There seem to have been quite a few accidents on the 401 that day.

We had a 90 minute delay en route thanks to a trailer which ran off the road. In the news there was yet another major Tractor-trailer crash on the 401 which I'm guessing would have taken up most of the evening to clear. Luckily by then we were whizzing through the tunnels towards Vieux Montreal.

Staying down-town with free parking was a dream come true! After a quick check-in and a much awaited beer, we were on our way for dinner on Rue Saint-Paul (Saint Paul Street), Montreal's oldest and most happening street.

We decided we'd walk down Rue Sainte-Catherine (St. Catherine Street) filled with bars and restaurants and where some of the jazz concerts were held.

Over the course of the evening we walked through the “Village,” as it is commonly known, an urban neighborhood with one of the world’s highest concentration of stores and establishments for the gay community. As you might understand this is where the best night-life usually is!

There's the fantastic Latin Quarter, a student quarter teeming with life and action. Rue Saint-Denis is packed with bars, cafes, bistros and boutiques of all kinds.

As you might expect in any big Canadian city,  we eventually hit China Town as we made our way towards Rue Saint-Paul and the Port.

This city is so lively you forget about the time! By the time we got back to our hotel it was 2am!