Travel Blogs from Quebec City
... good for us as there weren't the huge crowds of tourists we are expecting at Niagara. Apart from the large group of school children we found on our arrival (which thankfully had dispersed after we had walked the area for a while) the park around the Falls was peaceful, with just a few tourists dotted about. Of course it might get busier in summer and we were simply lucky.
We enjoyed the museum and the art gallery. The museum ...
... work! For those of you who do not have children while I'm on sabbatical, I apologize in advance, but the chance that I'll be able to make you a quilt is slim to none!
I managed to make it to the airport in Yellowknife last Wed without getting tagged. I headed to Quebec City for the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport. It was really, really great to catch up with friends, colleagues, students past and present, and to ...
... of Quebec are petty. If a remote town in France has signs in both English and French, due to their desire to be helpful to tourists, not due to any legal requirement, then I do not see why the Quebec parliament building cannot extend the same courtesy. Canada is after all a bilingual country, c’est pas? Rant over>>
I really enjoy the feeling Quebec City gives you, it feels like I am in France. Even to the point that I forgot for a ...
My first morning in Quebec City
Woke up 7am to make breakfast.
Marta prepared apple, soft boiled eggs and toast for me. Good and healthy.
Then I went for a 30min walk and took some pictures to show V.
Was so tired, talked to V awhile and then had a short nap.
Woke up full of energy, Skyped and Tango with V for the whole morning (10am to 1pm) until my mac batt drained from 100% to ...
The rest of Friday and throughout the weekend, after organised activities had ended we visited the Winter Carnival Festival. For those of you who are interested it is the largest winter carnival in the world. It is a tradition that dates back to 1894 and was originally a tradition of getting together just before Lent to eat, drink and be merry.
We had so much fun as a family at Carnival. The weather was a challenge for all of us, especially the freezing cold temperatures on ...