A Blog by International Students at Leiden University
Yesterday, I met up with some friends I hadn’t seen in years. Gui, Naz, and I shared the same residence block in first year of our undergraduate at Scarborough. It’s always nice to see old friends, but we really felt nostaligia. Gui owns the Freshii at Avenue du Parc and Sherbrooke in Montreal. I highly recommend it for tasty healthy meals. Naz and I went on a walk to appreciate the local street art. We didn’t have time to see nearly all of it, mainly because it started to torrential downpour, but I took a few pictures to share. I find it fascinating the different styles and mediums people have to express themselves. I’ll go see Gui’s rock band band play Thursday night!
That night my cousins, Scott and Leanna, came over to my sister’s place, and we made an extraordinary risotto, listened to music, played Settlers of Catan, and had mint chocolate ice cream. Scott won Settlers, though I stole the longest road! We hadn’t seen Leanna and Scott together in around 10 years. It was really nice. I recommend Settlers of Catan, though it nearly tore our family apart.
First full day in Montreal was very nice. Today, I’ll go swing dancing at night I think.