So I decided to do a quick and maaybe kinda random post today but I thought it might be fun :p I’ve done a couple posts in the past called ‘The Struggle of…’ and you guys seem to really like it so I really wanted to do one about the struggles of living in Montreal! So let’s get into it!
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The Struggles of Living in Montreal
All the universities are downtown
The language barrier – Parlez-vous Francais?
And even if you do master French here….it’s totally different from France French
The STM (busing system) is literally never on time and costs an arm and a leg
But since the construction is so bad, you’ll give any amount of limbs to them if it means you don’t have to drive!
Let’s be real – with how little days of warmth we have versus cold, we mine as well only have 2 seasons: Spring + Arctic Winter
The anxiety-filled / awkward moment when you and your waitress don’t speak the same language soo you just point and mime at the menu
The struggle of not being a crazed Hockey fan
When the city is so big that you still manage to get lost sometimes even after 4 years of studying there
When you realize you forget the English word for something and only know it in French – even though you’re Anglophone
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But in all seriousness – I love living in Montreal! There’s the giant theme park LaRonde, the literal goldmine of history and of course the diversity of people and cultures…the gorgeous Mont Royal east and Rigaud woods on the west, The Old Port and Le Plateau…the ridiculous amount of popular events/concerts that go on yearly whether it’s sweltering hot or icicles are forming on your fingertips. Montreal is one big colorful mix of people and locations!
Where do you live and what are the struggles of where you live? What do you love about it? Let me know in the comments down below!!
Goodnight everyone <3