June 21, 2017
Québec is the only walled city in North America and a UNESCO world heritage site. 90% of the population speaks French and it does test my high school French. I practice a bit with duolingo app, and can recognize many words and speak a few. You need it here. The cafes and winding cobblestone streets can make you think you are in France! We had our croissants and coffee in the morning and lunch at a charming cafe. Tres bien!
The Chateau Frontenac is the most famous landmark here and it is gorgeous.
I had a manicure here and Marie (who didn’t speak much English) asked where we are going next. I replied Sept-Iles and she started to laugh. I thought she was laughing because I pronounced it wrong, but then she said, ” it’s no Fort Lauderdale” and we both cracked up. Apparently there is not much there, so watch for my next post!