This blog post was originally published in 2015. It was accidentally deleted and restored in January 2018.
I hate to be the “it’s been so long since I’ve posted so instead of talking about specific topics I’m going to give a general update” person, but I’m afraid I’m gonna have to be that person. I think a common theme in study abroad blogs is people being too busy to post anything for a month or more, but for us at least, it’s a good thing because it means we’re actually doing things.
Anyway, I had originally planned to post something about what it was like to go home for christmas, but a) it’s already February and b) I didn’t actually do much while I was home. I was very lucky to be able to go home though and Dublin is a really lovely place to be at Christmas time.
Since I got back to Montréal, I have been non-stop busy. Despite in some ways being a very difficult month for me, January has been my busiest month here yet. I visited Toronto, went skiing, and took a trip to Ottawa in one month as well as starting back at my classes and having to temporarily relocate for a week because of a sprinkler incident in my hallway (we won’t even get into that).
I’ll go in order and start with Toronto. It was almost a last minute decision to join friends in Toronto for a weekend but it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made since I got here. We did basically the things I didn’t have a chance to do the first time I went: Casa Loma, the CN Tower, Niagra Falls and the Royal Ontario Museum. We stayed in a really nice hostel downtown with an amazing view and there was a Nandos (NANDOS!!) a 10 minute walk away (those of you from the UK and Ireland will understand how important it is that we found a Nandos and it was so close).