Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Visiting Home for 2 Weeks

I flew back to Montreal last Saturday (April 4th, 2009) to visit my family.  This is the first extended trip back since I left last year.  So what do I think?

The weather sucks!  However, I didn’t come here for the weather.  What really sets Montreal apart from Silicon Valley is the grittiness.  Silicon Valley prides itself on its vast diversity.  What it misses, is the grittiness that characterizes each culture.  Greeks are loud.  Italians are full of themselves.  The French are rude.  In the Valley each culture is a mere shadow of themselves, conforming to socially acceptable behaviors of that area.

Of course, this is a personal choice.  I prefer experiencing a culture to its fullest, instead of just getting a whitewashed version of it.

Stay tuned for tastes of Montreal.

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