La Ronde and my return to rez

The weekend in Montreal has been going well. Largely, it has been and interesting opportunity to re-visit undergraduate residence life – at least, the kind that exists when classes are not in session and most people have headed home to be with family. I appreciate the late night gatherings that turn into extended conversations, the excellent views of the city from dorm rooms on one side of the building, and the 3:00am to 11:00am expected sleeping time.

Yesterday, we visited La Ronde: Montreal’s amusement park, on l’Ile St. Helene. I had only been there once previously, when I was living in Montreal in the summer of 2003. Since they were only $2 more than single passes, my brother and I got passes that are good until the end of October, though only on Saturdays and Sundays. If someone would like to borrow one or both (they don’t have named associated with them), you can send a message for me to pass along.

Tonight, we are attending a Thanksgiving dinner with friends of my brother living in the Plateau area. As such, we must head off to find some kind of food and/or drink offering that does not require cooking facilities to prepare.

I hope everyone has a good Thanksgiving.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

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