08.05.2011 - 10.05.2011 16 °C
A growing trend on the trip is VERY early starts, and the trip into Canada was no exception! One of the longest travel days on the whole tour, we got settled into our seats, put in our iPods, and tried to pass the time anyway we could. Our stops on the trip up included our first Wal-Mart experience. Everything really is bigger over here. You can get 1 kilo bags of Skittles, a gallon of Gatorade, and a rifle!!
A quick stop at the border, then we were in Canada. We haven't seen any moose though yet! We arrived at our hotel for another quick turnaround, then out for a group tea at an italian restuarant. A welcome break from burgers and french fries! Most of the group stayed out in town and had a good night in one of the local clubs.
Our free day in Quebec city was really good, with bright, sunny weather. We got a guided walking tour of the city included, which was brilliant to hear about all the different influences which make up the city that's there today. Louise is loving the opportunity to show off all her french! The city is really different from anything we've seen so far, and there is a real french/european feel in the people, the architecture and the food.
That night, our included meal was a trip to a french-canadian restaurant, for a bit of a knees-up! Louise even pulled out her ceilidh dancing!! It went down a storm with all the Aussies!! For dessert we got to roll our own maple syrup sticks.
Another early night, as Montreal awaited us!
Simon and Lou