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Things to do: Montreal’s Underground City

WRITTEN BY
Danny Pavlopoulos
February 6, 2019

Last week during a bromantic evening with my bestie, we reached that deep conversation mode we generally do around beer number five. We were in the cozy comfort of our local craft beer den. It was an icy evening with temps “feeling like” the minus thirties and I was dreading the 15 minute walk home. We talked about our present lives, relationships, shrinks and everything in between. I was indifferent in saying that my winter was going well and I was in good spirits. I hadn’t really thought about how I was just generally happy this year and so far away from the depressed and slouching life I managed one year ago. He asked what it was I was doing right or what had changed. […]

 

A Tour Guide’s Favourite Montréal Festivals

WRITTEN BY
Danny Pavlopoulos
March 15, 2016

Our city is home to over 100 festivals year round. We don’t just hibernate come winter but come summer we take to the streets, the parks and public squares to soak up every last bit of culture in the sun. The majority of these events are squeezed into the warmer months leaving the impression on visitors that nobody works during our dog days, and with reason. Each year in Spring I grab the old agenda and compile a list of every single party Montréal is hosting, both to keep my customers informed with what’s happening and for my own enjoyment. The problem; and there could be worse ones to have, is there are sometimes six or more festivals worth checking out on a single evening […]

 

Chronicles of a Montreal Tour Guide: Parc-Ex

WRITTEN BY
Danny Pavlopoulos
September 10, 2015

As a born and bred Montrealer I have the impression that I understand the city’s ins and outs. With a license to guide and eight months of studying the history, culture, the social fabric of the different boroughs, it’s artistic value and economics under my belt, one then truly becomes a spokesperson of the town. At the end of the day however, a metropolis of four million people evolves faster than one can keep up with and like many other large urban centers, the local can live their entire life without needing to step out of their arrondissement, borough or district. I make the point, and not only for work, to do so, without ever truly leaving my comfort zone. Each has its own characteristics, […]