Day 10: Bonjour!

Connecting Heritage

Today I arrived in Montreal on my way to Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. While I was not in Montreal for very long, of course, I had to stop for one of my favorite things: coffee.

Crew Coffee, Montreal

This coffee shop had rave reviews and I can certainly see why. The shop is situated near the old city of Montreal; there are offices on the top floors and below is a nightclub called The Vault, very clever.

Crew Coffee is housed in an old bank which is also a heritage site (!). The building still has it’s original windows and throughout, there are several plaques dedicated to the men who worked at the bank and fought in the Great War.

Crew Coffee, Montreal

Day 3 – Krakow, Poland

Connecting Heritage

Today was a traveling day as I arrived in Krakow from Vienna. I took most of the day to rest after the long travel. Although to take advantage of the beautiful weather, I did manage to visit Krakow’s Old Town.

It was stunning. I was in awe of the how contemporary a place more than thousands of years-old could feel. The buildings were impressive with their colorful facades and the entire square was bustling with people.

It felt like definitely tourists were among me marveling in the scenery, but also like locals came to shop in Krakow’s Old Town as well. There were a number of modern stores mixed in, of course with souvenir shops.

The weather in Krakow surprised me. I was lucky to arrive on such a lovely, sunny day. The main currency used in Krakow is the Polish Zloty and the main language spoken is, of course, Polish.

Krakow Old Town
Krakow Old Town
Krakow Old Town

A map, of Poland to orient everyone (and me). This will be useful as I share more history in the coming days.

Map of Poland and Neighboring Countries



OWHC Young Travelling Scholarship 2018 !

Celebrating the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC), through the Regional Secretariat of Northwest Europe and North America, sends six young adults on a trip through Europe and part of the US.

Convincing a jury with their letter of motivation and their understanding of World Heritage, they won a 1.000 Euro scholarship and the opportunity to visit interesting cities and get in touch with people who live the World Heritage every day.

The idea behind the contest is to discover cities from a different point of view and learn more about their heritage. The participants should visit at least four different cities listed as World Heritage in at least two different countries.

Every traveller designs his own personal trip and shares his or hers experiences here. So keep following this blog to learn more 🙂