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Travel Blogs from Laval
... Just not all that special (of course, I was spoiled for the fact that I had seen the Forbidden City exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum ... and, of course, the original Forbidden City in Beijing, so I may be a tad critical).
Interesting, but not a lot photoable.
Likewise, I have some photos of the river (very very very fast current as it connects two ...
... try with the French, as we can only assume its nice that people give it a go, but at the same time there is an escape.
It's this bilingual phenomenon that I have found most amazing over the first day or so and it started when we were in the airport in London.
A young boy was walking with his very French mother. But he was speaking English, perfect Queens. And then all of a sudden a french word slipped in mid sentence. For example, "I would really like an Pomme, s'il ...
... the next 3 hours fighting to stay awake without resorting to caffeine. I'd be flying out at roughly midnight, which was 3AM by my body clock, and I still had to try to stay awake for another 4-6 hours so as to fall asleep at a reasonable bedtime for Sydney. Having never traveled so far, I was very concerned about jet lag (and to be truthful, at the time of this writing, I am still concerned although less so. I'll know more in a few hours.)
... a lovely atmosphere, with snow
piled up on the terrace outside the windows, and with great views of the town.
Back to room, where Murray is now awake, so up to the
lounge for an excellent breakfast, described as continental, but much better. Out
later with the others to watch the heats of the Ice Canoe Races. They’re held
on the ice in the now empty marina at Basin Louise, in a large inlet off the St
Lawrence. The 5-person teams ...
... was no snow anywhere to be seen....it is HOT!
By now it is about 5pm and we decide it is too far to drive back to Ottawa tonight so we found a hotel and booked a room each and stayed overnight. We went out into the village and soaked up the atmosphere, there is a blues festival on today and they had about 4 stages set up throughout with various acts playing. The kids have a few rides on a downhill luge while we watch and listen to some music.