Category: Montreal

Brunel would turn in his grave 0

Brunel would turn in his grave

The Paddington Hilton is not my favourite hotel. Its heyday as the Great Western Railway Hotel is sadly behind it. These days it’s a Hilton, and not a terribly good one. It has a...

the curious mailbox 0

the curious mailbox

After renting a short-stay apartment in Montreal for nearly 6 months, I am giving it up next week to save the boss some money over Christmas. For something to do, I decided to look...

(O)possums and cultural imperialism 0

(O)possums and cultural imperialism

I was half-watching an ad on TV this evening. For some reason, this man who was cooking on a barbecue got his kids a possum to keep them busy. So the kids said “it’s...

…and the winner of the worst bed in business class goes to 1

…and the winner of the worst bed in business class goes to

South African Airways, narrowly defeating Qantas, who held the title unopposed until they introduced the “new” Skybed with the A380. This now means they are 5 years behind the curve instead of 10. I...

A grey weekend in Montreal 1

A grey weekend in Montreal

Montreal decided to slump back into spring again this weekend after a brief attempt at summer. If I wanted cold grey skies and rain in June I would have stayed home. A busy weekend...