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... super weird, especially considering it was all spoken in French and we had no idea what was going on until Beth explained it.
The next station had a massive line so we skipped it and went to the next - it was towards the end of the show so we were advised to come back for the last session that would be starting shortly, so we made our way to the last station. We weren't sure what was going on, there were a lot of cars turned up on their sides and smoke everywhere. A man ...
... cheese! What a surprise, a girl from Yorkshire who likes chips and gravy! Poutine is not my thing! From here we explored the lower town, walked around to the Farmers Market and onto the supermarket for some shopping for dinner. A quiet night in as we were both a little tired after our 18 hours on a train.
The following day we walked up to the Plains of Abraham, a famous battle field which saw the British army see off the French who owned Quebec ...
I believed I made the taxi driver's day.
He couldn't stop laughing.
Coming out of the airport, I flagged down a taxi. Tried asking how much it would cost in french.
Epic fail so I just used english.
Put down my bags in the boot, I board the car.
Naturally/ Instinctively/ Unconsciously, I went to the left side and open the door.
Suddenly the driver burst out laughing, for a few seconds ...
... like a piece of Europe has been lifted up and placed here.
For those of you interested in history, Quebec City is perched atop cap Diamant, overlooking the St Lawrence River and is one of the landmarks of North American history. Samuel de Champlain saw the potential of this natural citadel, and founded a fur trading post here in 1608. As religious institutions and government buildings sprang up within the fortifications of the Upper Town, merchants ...
... public square, then called place du Marche, and did brisk business. After a bust of Louis XIV (the Sun King) was installed here in 1686, the public square became known as Place Royale.
The merchants, ship owners and shipbuilders established in Place Royale during the English Regime transformed it into a trade hub. However, commercial activity began to claudel Huot stagnate around 1860, marking the slow decline of Place Royale, ...