Ah i haven't actaully been to Montreal! Would love to go though! Do you know French too?
I absolutely LOVE the rain. LOL. I guess it all depends where you come from
It's true, Vancouver and even Vancouver Island has crazy amounts of rain. Vancouver Island is beautiful. Not too small, not too big. Great scenery, mountains and ocean within a 20 minute drive (at least in the area that I grew up
.... ) it's perfect
Yeah I speak French, but here in Mexico City I seldom have the opportunity to use it, and after so many years I'm sure I'll have to spend a month or two in an intensive course. No problem though, anything for Montréal.
Vancouver Island does sound like an interesting place, but the rain is a deal-breaker for me. In fact here in Mexico City from June - September I'm the grumpiest guy around!
When I first went to Montreal it was love at first sight! There is just something about that place that screams "Home" for me. I've always been a big city fan, I can't live in small towns or bedroom communities, I like to be in the middle of the action, but they say everything in excess is bad for you, and after living in Mexico City I found this to be true. While I love Mexico city, it's just too big for me.
Montreal is the perfect size, and it's like it was made specifically to cater to my needs, efficient public transportation (super important as I don't like to drive), affordable housing, lots of restaurants and nice places to have a cup of coffee, festivals all the time, cultural events, great universities (I'm going back to school, so this is important for me), ski resorts within a 90 minute drive, etc.
Also did I mention the food? I found very good Mexican restaurants there, and having a place to buy tacos and tortas makes the transition a lot less difficult hahaha!