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North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City October 24th 2007

Hello folks Pumpkin season is upon us. Everywhere we go there are pumpkins! honestly I've never seen so many - and there are heaps of varieties and all different shapes and sizes. Some are big enough to make boats out of. So there is no escaping the approaching Halloween!! Montreal was not the place to experience the North American tradition of Thanksgiving (apparently it's too American) so I'm still yet to experience the celebrated pumpkin pie (although apparently you can buy it in a can!). Quebec city is a quaint town. The cobbled streets and old buildings give it a very romantic, European feel. French is the dominant language here, although given the high tourism numbers almost everyone speaks a bit of English. The city will celebrate its 400 anniversary next year, it is the oldest ... read more
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North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City October 10th 2007

In late September, after spending a month in Bangor, Maine, we headed for Quebec City to meet friends Jim and Chris and begin our fall “leaf peep.” While some maintenance and repairs were being done at the service facility, we toured the Prevost factory to see bus shells just like ours being constructed from the ground up. Quebec City was delightful. The historic walled city will be 400 years old next year, and we spent a few days sightseeing and enjoying some fine cuisine. The old city is very European in feel; and of course French is the dominant language. Once again, I had to remember kilograms and liters in the grocery store. St. Anne’s Gorge provided another scenic vista, as we enjoyed the waterfalls, the fall colors, and the suspension bridges. After sampling a little ... read more
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North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City August 28th 2007

Hey all, Joe is in Quebec City to run his 18th marathon, and I was invited to come along with him and his wife Elizabeth. It is a great relief to escape from the Southland heat; Quebec’s high temperature is in the mid 80s. After a connecting flight which was originated in Boston, we finally arrived in Quebec City with a smaller airplane. And yes, this is my first time in Canada, and I am excited to see what our northern neighbor has to offer. Quebec is a Canadian province with heavily French influence, and the Old World feeling of Quebec City is evident with the presence of stone buildings around town. Majority of our time is spent around Lawrence River, with landmark of Chateau Frontenac perched on top of a nearby hill. The Quebec Marathon ... read more

North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City August 28th 2007

Hi there. Im back in Quebec City for the conference which started on Sunday. Quebec city has some wonderful buildings in the old section and lots of very French shops, cafes, cafes, cafes and cafes! The conference is a little disapopointing in terms of relevance of speakers but Ive met a few researchers that have been very helpful with info and interested in my work, which has been encouraging. I went to a talk yesterday with a japanese professor that mumbled pretty much unitelligbly, hunched over the lectern reading off his notes. Each of his slides had enough info for 10 slides and were also unintelligible. Most interesting - not! Kinda funny in a 'this would be hilarious if I hadnt travelled halfway round the world for it' sort of way!! Ive been metting some friendly ... read more

North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City July 17th 2007

Cirque trip on my way home. I am not sure why this did not show, up, but I wanted the Canada map to show up on my blog as being a country visited. I know it is silly, so I am going to quietly publish this blog and picture from my visit to Quebec City Canada back in summer.... read more
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North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City July 16th 2007

Hi all Thought we would get another blog in before we leave today, as the internet is free at this hotel. Had a lovely time here as there big festival was on. So we shall keep it short and sweet until our next stop at Toronto. hope you like the photos The amigos ... read more
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North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City July 16th 2007

Day 53, Monday 16 July 2007 - Quebec Today we ventured into 'Old Quebec', which is an absolutely gorgeous little part of this city. New Quebec apparently isn't much newer than old Quebec, but this part is just so pretty and quaint, plus really clean, its great to wander about. We first booked a 2.5 hour walking tour of the area, as well as a 1.5 hour cruise up the St Laurence River. We had time for breakfast before the walking tour, so went to this pretty little cafe across from a pretty little park and ordered the most divine crepes with fresh fruit, cream anglaise and chantilly cream. Yum! Next was our walking tour, which was with a really knowledgable local guide, who took us around the whole area of Old Quebec and gave ... read more
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North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City July 15th 2007

Well we have just spent the day walking around Quebec City, what a beautiful town. Lots of old buildings, people very nice(would be better if we could speak a little more French. Mum you will be happy to know we attended mass at the Cathedral, in French to boot! Having a quiet night tonight with a big day planned for tomorrow. Pictures are from WashingtonDC and Quebec today. Take Care all we shall check in soon. The three amigos PS- click on the comment link to send us a message, tell us any goss!... read more
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North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City July 14th 2007

bonjour we have made it to quebec city, we are off to take some photos so that we can show you where we are. Will give more detailed report soon. au revoir triox amigos ... read more

North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City July 9th 2007

I'll try to keep this short ish. I have been in Québec for 7.5 weeks already, time flies! So I arrived in Québec in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu and spent a week with the relatives, spent time with my cousins, went out for sushi and things like that. It was all good fun and was great to get to know some of my cousins better. A week later, my friend Martine came to pick me up to bring me back to L'Ancienne-Lorette, close to Québec City. I spent 5 days getting to know my old friends again after a short 5 years a apart then I started working. I helped the English School who I'm working for this summer to move into their new location. I did this for 7 days. Then we had our formation week, then ... read more




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