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North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City December 16th 2006

QUEBEC CITY AND ONWARDS! More photos up on site of this, as well as of Toronto - some Billy Connolly photos from Bennie - cheers for that - on photo site. I flew from Toronto to Quebec, via Montreal. The plane I was flying from Montreal to Quebec in was tiny! I was absolutely crapping it during take off, the weird noises it was making...however worse was yet to come as arriving in Quebec my crazy taxi driver didnt speak English and obviously the French must not have a word for 'lane' as he didnt appear to know what these were either! Worse still is that the taxi charges you about 30$ (about 15 pounds) and is the ONLY way to get from the airport to town, which I thought was a bit ridiculous for such ... read more
The wall
Quebec from the wall
Parliament

North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City October 7th 2006

Day 91..... We were welcomed across the Canadian boarder (without being interrogated for a change!) into New Brunswick. Our first stop was Fundy National Park, famous for the world's largest tides! As the tourist season had come to an end, it felt as though we had the whole park to ourselves. We made the most of the remaining sunshine and kept up with our walking, until Martin spotted a rather 'lonely' looking golf course! As 'pitch n' putt' is more Angela's cup of tea, she played the role of caddy (don't get too used to that Martin, we were on holiday!). Continuing our journey East, we headed towards remote Prince Edward Island. We entered the island via the very long Conferedation Bridge, spanning 13km across the Northumberland Strait. We were the only people staying at our ... read more
A Serene Sunset
PEI Beach
A Still Pond

North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City September 30th 2006

We arrived in Quebec City in the late afternoon. Prior to my arrival I did not have big expectations for this city, however I was proven wrong. Quebec City is a quaint little town. There are not so many attractions, however this city gives you a certain feeling. It seemed to be a bit more French than Montreal. We ate a crepe restaurant which was my first time at an exclusive crepe restaurant. The next day we woke and set out to tour the city. We walked to get our croissant and latte and headed through the city walls. We first visited Le chateau Frontenac. This castle is now a hotel and has a view of the water. We then took the incline down to all of the little streets with all of the little boutiques. ... read more
Quebec City
Quebec City
Quebec City

North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City September 26th 2006

I'm back in Montreal after a two days excursion to Quebec City which is three hours by train from Montreal. Unfortunately the excursion didn't turn out to be as nice as I had hoped for. There was nothing wrong with Quebec City, quite the opposite actually, it's one of the nicest, oldest and cosiest cities in North America, the problem was the weather which was cold (only 6-8 degrees), windy, grey and rainy. And as if that wasn't enough, the evening before I left Montreal I felt I was about to get a cold, which I also got the following day, and cold and windy weather is definitely not optimal if you have a cold (as was indeed the case in Quebec City). Anyway, Quebec City was nice enough and I did spent some time walking ... read more
Quebec City
Quebec City
Quebec City

North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City September 20th 2006

Montreal was a cool but a bit strange as everyone speaks French (as they do throughout province of Quebec) as a first language and all the signs are in French but it looks like any other Canadian city. A group of girls from the UK that we had met in Ottawa were staying in the same hostel as us in Montreal so we all went for a night out in the famous party city (or so it is called). Was a good night in Montréal which started a period of random events including meeting a guy wandering around with a potato masher in the early hours of the morning, nice guy tho and showed us to a 24 hour coffee shop and a couple of Canadian sailors who were doing Russian dancing for us. Next day ... read more
Circuit de Gilles Villenueve
Hockey night
lunching with the girls

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North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City September 8th 2006

I am currently in Quebec City, a very cute old European city in Canada. The French settled here in the 1600s and then migrated to Montreal prior to losing a war the the English. Hence the French speaking people in the middle of North America. The province is the prettiest place I have seen since I have arrived here. Quebec City is like being in France and Montreal is very European Cosmopolitan style. Yesterday I went Jet Boating though the rapids of the St Lawrence River in Montreal. IT WAS AMAZING!! I had 2 army style woollen jumpers with a plastic jumpsuit, life jacket and a poncho over the top! I now understand how it must feel like to be morbidly obese. Before we went through the rapids I had no idea why they told us ... read more

North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City September 6th 2006

Hello from Quebec City. This place is amazing, although the computer is different so it is taking me awhile to type this. I am staying at Chateau Bellevue, which is in the heart of the old city. It is an average room but what it lacks in charm it definately makes up for in location. I am finding that more people speak english here, probably because it's mostly tourists, and they are all so helpful & friendly. It's great to hear news from home, pity it was sad news about Steve Irwin, but it's good to hear from all of you. It is all over the news here now but it took a couple of days for them to catch up. They are even just showing channels sevens reports. Felt like I was home for a ... read more

North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City August 26th 2006

A visit to Quebec city before starting school. We decided to take a roadtrip over because that is what we love to do. The ride over with JV and Elvis, DOG HOUSE!, blaring on the radio made the 7 hour trip pass by so quickly. So what can we say about this city? Its quaint, a great place to escape the NYC heat and humidity, and thats about it. The sky is huge here, but thats attributed to the lack of many tall buildings in the area. We didn't do much here except walk on the wall and in the old city. (Scratching one more site off the UNESCO world heritage list.) But that was what we had in mind, just get away from the NYC and relax. So 2 thumbs up for the trip ... read more
Watching the coastline
The hill
Rolling down

North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City July 15th 2006

Motorhome News from North America 15 27th June - 9th July 2006 ‘Gone Fishin’ in Ontario - and the Italians were celebrating in Quebec City! It was time for a break from travelling, planning routes, seeking out campsites - even writing - and time for a change of routine. In Europe we took a holiday break and flew to Majorca in January 2005, leaving Smiley, (our UK Autotrail motorhome) in Valencia. It snowed in Majorca somewhat to our amazement, but hopefully that’s far less likely in Ontario in June! This time we plan our holiday break with friends in Huntsville, Ontario; about a two-hour drive north of Toronto (or Tronno as they pronounce it here), before heading out east once again. Huntsville has grown a bit since our last visit in ’93. In step with growth, ... read more
Colleagues from Janice's Teacher Exchange in 1985
Lake Waseosa, Huntsville
Tom and Lexi's boathouse

North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City June 13th 2006

Haha, and I thought that Montreal was typically French.. Nothing compared to Quebec! There are even people over there who don't speak English at all, despite the fact that it's one of the official languages of Canada. But okay, many people in the English part don't speak French either. This is a bit like an everlasting quarrel, in which of course the English part has the most power. As I've heard the French part would like to be separated from the English part, but then they would want to have Montreal too, where by now also a lot of English speaking Canadians live. Owowowow.. Quels problèms.. Okay, back to Quebec city. I would prefer cities like Montreal or Vancouver over Quebec as a place to live, but as a place to visit on holiday I can't ... read more




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