The decision to spend Christmas in Montreal where it was -20C at that time might have been one of the less bright. Still, I do not regret going there. I enjoyed walking in the freezing cold as much as I enjoy walking in general. After all, what Russian does fear a little snow and frost? Right, we don’t.

Montreal turned out pretty much what I have expected and made me utterly homesick. Yet it wasn’t Russia I was feeling the urge to go back to, but Central Europe. Seeing those old historical buildings reminded me just how much I loved European architecture. Maybe next time I’ll get lucky and visit Montreal during a warmer season. The city has a lot to offer in terms of sightseeing and entertainment.