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Un tour de Quebec en calèche

While strolling around Quebec City, It was evident that there was a rich history to be discovered. I’ve mentioned my aversion to boring travel guide books, but fortunately, the old city has a unique “live audio tour” not available in most places. We headed to a nearby carriage stop, so we could get an insiders’ … Continue reading »

Categories: Canada, History, Language | 3 Comments

Merci Montreal

Driving through Montreal the day before to reach our campsite, we had encountered an unpleasant morass of traffic due to miles of road construction. So we opted to take public transportation for our day of sightseeing. Armed with a map, tourist book and subway guide, Manny and I headed for the nearest metro stop, Longueuil, … Continue reading »

Categories: Architecture, Canada, Cuisine, Language, Serendipity | 4 Comments

EH??? (Say What???)

When we tried to ascertain the amount of alcohol allowed across the border into Canada, we found the answer rather confusing. Is the “1.5 liters of wine, 1.14 liters of liquor, a 24-pack of beer or ale, or 1.14 liters of wine and liquor together” per person or per vehicle?  So, rather than risk being … Continue reading »

Categories: Canada, Language | 3 Comments