The time has come when we must pack our bags and leave Montréal to return to Australia. This past couple weeks has been full of emotions. Happiness that I will again see my family and friends in Australia, excitement and fear over the future and challenges ahead, and of course the sadness of knowing that we will not be living here anymore.
I fell in love with Montréal from the start. And there are many things that I will miss. The unique colourful homes connected wall to wall with their steep staircases, running up Parc du Mont-Royal in the summertime and taking in the city view before running back down to return home, the huge selection of incredible food of all cuisines, the back alleys that stretch for as far as the eye can see, and the amazing group of people we have met through our experience here who have shared a part of their lives with us.
Although we are leaving there will be constant reminders of our Montréal experience. For one, our little one was conceived here. And two, I leave here having finished a yearlong book project about this great city (will fill you in soon I promise!). I have no doubt we will return for a visit. The lure of good food, sights and friendships will be too strong to stay away from for too long. So I won’t say au revoir, but simply à bientôt for now. Thank you Montréal for an amazing experience.
From here we will be taking the long way home. We will travel to the West Coast of Canada to take in the sights of the Canadian Rockies and Vancouver. And then bask in the sunshine of Hawaii for a few days before finally returning home in time for Christmas. I’ll be sure to share a few pictures of our journey with you.