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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

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

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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

North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City May 22nd 2006

Buongiorno a tutti i lettori Finalmente riesco a cominciare questo blog... Tutto comincia Sabato 20 Maggio alle ore 13:50 quando il volo AZ610 decolla da Roma FCO alla volta di NY JFK. Il volo procede tranquillo, con l'eccezione di avere al mio fianco TAL PASQUALE AMETRANO DA CERIGNOLA, il quale nel suo pugliese stretto tenta all'istante un approccio di dialogo, reso immediatamente vano dal mio finto appisolamento e dalla visione coatta di numero tre film e mezzo, tutto intervallato da pranzo a base di simil-lasagne vegetariane e simil-vitella. Giusto un paio di Nastro Azzurro si salvavano... Atterraggio alle 5:30 P.M. e concedo del foggiano con la seguente frase:''PORCA PUTTENA, CHE MALE ALLE CHIAPPE''...Passaggio della frontiera con solite domande stupide di rito, ritiro bagaglio e incontro con il mio compagno di viaggio COCO' arrivato un paio d'ore ... read more

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

So, day one in Quebec City was one of my favourite days yet. We woke at around 7am in time to have breakfast and leave for the slopes. The breakfast was free, included in the hostel so Lucy and I took FULL advantage! We had toast which was made less boring by the fact that to cook it we had to use one of those foreign balance your bread on a rotating toaster things! We also had cereal, a bagel, a muffin, fruit, tea and orange juice. We got to the slopes and were a little worried as the weather was not all that great. But by the time we got up on the slopes after getting sorted with skis etc, it was perfect. I was a little apprehensive at first having not done it for ... read more
Amy in hole!
So good at skiing!
huskies!

North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City March 9th 2006

I feel privileged to be posting this journal from Canada, dear reader , while enjoying my first visit to this wonderful country. While on the road Canadians have always held a special place in my heart, and they share with Australians a spirit of fun and adventure that ensures they are always excellent travel companions. Now I'm pleased to report I can finally dispense with the worn out travellers line that I would love to visit your country. Here I am and very glad to be in the country that was narrowly beaten into third position in the recently completed 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, just behind Germany and the United States in the overall medal tally. Although the men's ice hockey team failed to win a medal, which led to a fair amount of angst ... read more
Family reunion, Maine
Chateau Frontenac Hotel
Gorgeous Montreal in winter

North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City January 12th 2006

IN a little week I'll be leaving this beautiful contry to discover another part of the world!! So many parties to come :)... read more




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