Finding sustenance in Montreal

I promise you that some reflections on my first week in Montreal will be burbling to the surface soon, but in the meantime I’ve been exploring the local area and found some food temptations I wanted to share… I did resist some, I promise.

(Hopefully as I get better at this I’ll learn how to put labels on the photographs. Until then, well I went to Jean-Talon Market for berries – lots of berries, to a boulangerie, a street bar called Majestique with 12″ hot dogs, a 24 hour bagel shop and pure smoked salmon pâté, Cafe Olimpico for Montreal’s best coffee, and a Jewish cake shop. Yum yum. Will have to take pictures of my next locally brewed beer – it’s been so hot I’ve been drinking it!)

Author: Wendy's Out of Station

I write as a way of processing and reflecting on experience, and as a way of sharing that experience. When I travel I used to write email journals back to friends, family, anyone who’d read and risk immersing themselves in my reality for a while: writing for them was a way of writing for me. Borrowing from Graham Greene in a flip of Travels with my Aunt, I imagined writing letters to my nieces, as their travelling aunt. Crafting the sentences became a way of extruding the experience, giving it birth, drawing its meaning from my soul, nurturing it into something tangible with a life of its own. The aim of my blog is to open the world to my thought-children, to let them out of the safety of my friends and family and let them experience the world. And in the process I get the honour of taking a larger group with me when I’m wandering around India and beyond, or just reflecting on parallel truths, thinking thoughts that take me to new places new beginnings. Please journey with me

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