quebec city in the dead of winter?! are you nuts?!
yes we were.
yes we were.
i cant write about every single thing because i want to squeeze in some little big planet time before i sleep.
a few highlights (that i might talk about more later on... maybe)
no, this is not what a taxi looks like in quebec. just another way to get around inside the walls of old quebec
it was EXTREMELY easy getting around. even from the most remote place you can just ask someone (from the museum, restaurant, hotel, aquarium, mall, anywhere!) to call up a taxi and it will be there in LESS THAN 5 minutes! it wasnt expensive either. 3.30$ base price + 1.60$ per km + 0.60$ per idle minute. we didnt pay more than 30$ for one trip.
i think food needs to be divided into two categories
(but the photos will be both of the latter category. heehee)
parisian macarons from paillard
food food food food is your basic meal. anywhere we decided to park our butts to eat we were not disappointed. one highlight was dinner at le feu sacre. we were feeling for some seafood. 1 x lobster bisque, 2 x 1.5 lbs lobsters, 1 x chocolate truffle cake and one lobster overload later, we were done. i think we were there for a good 2 hours. mostly because the lobster had to be fished out of the tank and cooked.
sweet stuff chocolates from choco-musee erico were hit and miss. but when it hit, it hit pretty hard. SO good. BUT the parisian macarons from paillard were win-win all the way. my only regret was that i didnt buy more!
even these guys only understood french
i was really nervous because neither of us knew how to speak french. it was actually not that bad but there were definitely times that i wish i knew how. of course there were also times when we ran into people who english. it made like a bit easier and a lot less quiet.
flying vs. driving vs. bussing vs. training
11.30 pm flight on a friday night
driving was not an option. i did not want him to be driving for n hours. thats just cruel. i didnt like the idea of bussing only because, well, i dont like buses. the train idea was plausible for a bit until i checked prices for flights. for a bit more, we could much spend less time getting there and more time actually being there.
that and cause we're ballers. im joking.... we're not.... yet ;P
these are just sample photos.
check my personal flickr for more.