The Rocky Mountains – A Winter Wonderland

Calgary lies spread out in the hinterland of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Afar you can see the heights looming in their wintry vestments of ice and snow. From the city, one of the best vistas of the Rockies can be found on top of Calgary Tower, rising 190 meters high. For a closer look, head to…

Three seasons at the Biosphère in Montréal

Nearly three months have passed since we arrived in Montréal. In that time we have experienced the heat of summer, the protean abundance of autumn, and now, with the first snow: winter.  The locals may disagree with the seasonal classification yet: four centimetres of snow is nothing compared to what awaits them in February. The…

Views from the train (Amtrak through the Adirondacks)

Once a day, there is a train leaving from Montréal and travelling south to Penn Station, New York City. After crossing the border and a thorough check at Rouses Point, the train meanders through the New York country side via Westport and Saratoga Springs. On its way it passes Lake Champlain and Lake George. If…