Jan 30, 2013

The Ancient World of Egypt



                   An Egyptian Experience




                                                 E  G  Y  P  T




Jan 24, 2013

Extraordinary Ecuador

                      

                      E C U A D O R

                      
South America's (Ecuador)

My friend Sylvia who I worked with in New York
City was from Ecuador. She often spoke of her
native country and how incredibly beautiful it was.
After spending a few weeks in bio diverse Ecuador I fell
in love with the country and thank my friend Sylvia for
encouraging me to visit Ecuador.

The Ecuadorians have every right to be proud of their small country because although it's small in size it delivers big on its amazing wonders. Mega diverse ECUADOR rewards tourists
with scenery that's absolutely priceless.

The Galapagos Islands provide everyone with a "WOW" experience. Formed over 5 million years ago by volcanic eruptions the Galapagos Islands offer the best wildlife viewing in the
world. When Charles Darwin spent time in the Galapagos islands his observations contributed to the theory of evolution by natural selection.

Thousands of tourists flock to the Galapagos Islands these days and explore this fascinating region of the world on a boat tour. Options for sailing the waters range from luxury first class ships to economy class boats. There are also opportunities to scuba dive and observe the sea life underwater. Sea sickness is not uncommon when cruising through the Galapagos Islands so some tourists prefer to stay on land in a hotel andtake a 
smaller voyage by boat to observe the islands.

Each island has its own characteristics. There's Santiago, Isabela, Rapida, Bartolome, Genovesa, Fiorena...the list goes on. Santa Cruz is where most excursions begin and end when visiting the Galapagos Islands. The main city on Santa Cruz is called Puerto Ayora and it has a nice selection of hotels,restaurants, 
and shops to choose from.

You'll want to take lots of photo's to remember the creatures to might encounter like:

Boobies, Fur Seals, Finch Birds, Giant Tortoises, Sea Turtles, Marine Iguanas, Lava Lizards, Penguins....


Ecuador's capital QUITO is one of South America's most beautiful cities. It sits on a plateau in a valley with the Andean Mountain Peaks in the distance. There's a mix of Colonial structure, medieval architecture, and modern conveniences in charming Quito.


Old Town and New Town is where most of the action takes place. Because Quito is situated at a high altitude it's important to drink lots of water and take it easy the first few days as your body adjusts to the altitude but don't miss out on the exceptional tasting coffee when you arrive in Quito. 

Quito's range of activities stretch from peeking at paintings in art galleries to watching performing artists display their talents. There's plenty of shopping and eating establishments in Quito as well as lodging options. I highly recommend a home stay which I did by booking a room through AIR BNB. I stayed with the sweetest family in Quito. They treated me with such kind hospitality that I didn't want to leave. Staying with a local Ecuadorian family is culturally stimulating and it's a great way to learn some Spanish.


Where to stay in Quito:


High End Prices:


*Anahi Boutique Hotel (New Town)

*Hilton Colon (New Town)
*Marriott Hotel (New Town)
*Plaza Grande (Old Town)
*Villa Colonna (Old Town)

Low End Prices:

*Hostel Jardin del Sol (New Town)

*Hotel Cathedral International (Old Town)
*Hotel San Francisco de Quito (Old Town)

The food in Quito is fresh and delicious. There's nothing better than a real authentic Ecuadorean meal to savor when in Quito and two restaurants in particular fit that bill; 

El Tianguez in Old Town has simple and delicious food and the atmosphere is pleasant. In the evening an added bonus is the live Andean music.


Mama Clorinda in New Town is widely popular for its very tasty local fare.


If you feel like being a bit adventurous try a meal from a local street vendor. It's one of the best deals you'll find when it come to eating.


Quito is a great place to spend a day or two or three when traveling through ECUADOR. It's the biggest city you'll see when exploring the magnificent wonders of ECUADOR. Once you exit

Quito there are endless options awaiting you in Ecuador. One place that simply can't be missed is the mighty Amazon Rainforest.

The Ecuadorian Amazon is home to many indigenous settlements. This region of Ecuador has one of the richest animal and plant kingdoms in the world. Over 100 species of trees per acre live in the Amazon Rainforest. The best way to experience jungle life is to do a home stay. That's what I did when I visited the Amazon Rainforest for several days. It was rustic to stay in the jungle cabins but oh so rewarding to be immersed in such an amazing setting. I took hikes through the jungle, swam in the water, visited some orphanages and even got to spend a couple days teaching English at one of the schools where I got to meet lots of charming Ecuadorian children.



The Northern Sierra region of Ecuador is where the famous Otavalo Market takes place in the town of Otavalo. You can mingle with the vendors and purchase everything from handmade alpaca sweaters to ceramics. There's even an animal market nearby that sells Llamas. Imagine that? Bringing home a live Llama from beautiful ECUADOR.


Yes bio and mega diverse ECUADOR is an extraordinary South American country where adventure and natural wonders are at their best. 


I hope to write more about Ecuador in future posts because this country really won my heart. 


GRACIAS to ECUADOR!  Extraordinary ECUADOR!





    ECUADOR             ECUADOR           ECUADOR




Jan 19, 2013

Ethiopia (The horn of Africa)


E T H I O P I A
Capital: Addis Abada



Africa is a diverse continent with amazing topography and many beautiful and unique countries to visit. Known as the horn of
Africa, Ethiopia is a poor country but there's a lot to see and
learn when in ETHIOPIA!

Africa's Ethiopia is located in the Horn of Africa

Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa and one of the oldest in the world

The population of Ethiopia is about 91,000,000 (It's the 27th largest country in the world)

The Ge-ez script (Ethiopic) is still one of the oldest alphabets used in Africa

There are approximately 31 species of mammals in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a major coffee producer

The Ethiopian cuisine consists of vegetable and spicy meat dishes

Injera is a spongy flatbread and a staple of Ethiopia

Ethiopians eat meals with their bare hands

Sadly every 30 seconds a child dies of malaria in Ethiopia and various organizations are trying to prevent this from happening. 

The regions of Ethiopia consist of Addis Abeda, Afar, Amara, Benshangul-Gumuz,
Dire Dawa, Gambela, Harer, Oromiya, Somali, Tigray, and Ye Debug

The portion of the Nile River that runs through Ethiopia is considered "holy" 



Blue Nile River

                                   

INJERA BREAD (A little taste of Ethiopia)

R E C I P E

1 tablespoon active dry yeast, 5 cups warm water, 1 teaspoon honey, 3 cups milled flour, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup of warm water for about five minutes. Add remaining water, honey, and the flour. Stir until smooth. Cover with a towel for 24 hours.

Stir batter well and mix in the baking soda. Heat a large skillet over medium heat (non stick pan). Pour 1/3 cup of batter into the pan and tilt the pan so that the batter fills the
whole skillet. 

Once cooked don't flip the bread onto the other side. It should only be cooked on one side. Repeat the procedure of pouring 1/3 cup of batter in to a large skillet until batter is finished. Stack the spongy flat breads on a platter.

Injera Bread can be enjoyed with all types of meat and vegetable dishes. 

The bread should have a spongy texture.



Adrianna for Travel World


Jan 18, 2013

Checking out the Czech Republic




   CZECH                                                       REPUBLIC
                                                    Czech Republic's most popular beer!



With an array of breweries,castles, market squares, historical towns and old world charm it's no wonder the Czech Republic is the most visited country in Eastern Europe.

My time spent living and working in Austria for a number of months enabled me to spend a few days checking out the Czech Republic.

The number one tourist attraction in all of Czech Republic is the
city of Prague. Tourists arrive here in the droves to check out all the amazing sights in Prague and to drink the beer. It just happens to be that the Czech's consume more beer than any other
country in the world and beer making is a serious business in the
Czech Republic.

So let me begin with Prague (Praha). If you have a few days or a week to spend in Praha go straight to the Charles Bridge. This famous bridge is busy at all times of the day and into the evening hours with everyone from artists to musicians displaying their talents. Romantic couples stroll the bridge hand in hand gazing at the Prague skyline and vendors enjoy selling their merchandise.

The Charles Bridge is lined with statues of saints. Legend has it that if a person touches the statue of St John of Nepomuk their wish will come true. The statue of St John Nepomuk is always surrounded by tourists wishing to take pictures of the statue or touching it
to receive their miracle.

When I was on the Charles Bridge in early May I touched the statue of St John of Nepomuk and made my wish but so far my wish
hasn't come true. Oh well...





                   The famous Charles Bridge


There's a lot to see and do in Prague. Old Town with its horse buggies and outdoor cafes is a wonderful place to hang out. The buildings around Old Town are some of the most photographed in Europe. The Astronomical Clock, Church of St Nicholas, Museum of
Medieval Art, Tyn Church, Havelska Market and the Jewish Quarter are just a few of the many things to check out in Old Town.

Other attractions in Prague (Praha) include New Town, The Little Quarter, and The Castle Quarter. The Prague Castle is where Czech leaders ruled for over a thousand years. It's one of the biggest
castles in the world and definitely worth checking out. 

Prague has a lot of lodging options from simple youth hostels to big name hotels. A popular way to book a place to stay these days is through Airbnb (A website for booking rooms with a local). The options are amazing. Once can stay in a luxury house or a nice apartment near or in the city with a Czech resident.

I was really lucky to spend a couple nights in a cozy apartment with a Czech woman who rented me a room in her apartment for only 30 Euros. My host Eva went out of her way to make me feel welcome in Prague. She took me sightseeing, invited me to a dance party and even treated me to some local beers. I had full use of the kitchen and was given a light breakfast in the morning. What a deal!

When booking through AIRBNB you can basically choose anywhere in the world to stay. This website is amazing for travelers who want the feeling of a home away from home experience. 

When traveling by bus or the underground in Prague be sure to validate your ticket ahead of time. I failed to do this and was fined for my mistake. This experience left me with a bittersweet memory of Prague.

Prague has tons of restaurants and shops. There's an ethnic diversity of restaurant options from local Czech favorites to French, Italian and Turkish just to name a few. Breweries abound and a visit to a local microbrewery will give you the chance to drink some of the best beer made in the world. For a local treat try a trdelink pastry. It's out of this world.

My journey through the Czech Republic started in Passau, Germany. As soon as I crossed the border I could feel the Eastern European atmosphere. The trains were more simpler than those in Austria or Germany and there were glimpses of some poverty as the train made its way through several country villages.

While on my train journey through the Czech Republic I was able to spend a bit of time in Klatovy and Pizen. I would have liked to visit Cesky Krumlov. Word has it that this midieval city of cobbled streets surrounded by a river is fantastic for walking. There are hiking trails nearby, beautiful arhitectural buildings, and an enchanting castle. Cesky Krumlov is the Czech Republic's second most visited city and is much more relaxed than Prague.

Wherever you decide to go in the Czech Republic I'm certain you'll enjoy checking out the small and enchanting Czech Republic
any time of year.



Adrianna (Travel World)






























Jan 10, 2013

Coasting Through Costa Rica

                               
                                           Adrianna with Costa Rican Children







C O S T A   R I C A

Coffee plantations, jungles, rainforests, surfing, volcanos, white water rafting are just some of the things associated with Costa Rica. Because of it's great weather, outdoor activities, delicious food, friendly people and affordable prices Costa Rica now attracts everyone from honeymooners to students on spring break.

From yoga reterats to resorts, jungle huts to camping Costa Rica's diversity fits the needs of traverlers to the fullest. Most people fly into San Jose the hub of  Costa Rica and from there the world of Costa Rica awaits those seeking a vacation they'll long remember.

Start your trip in Costa Rica with a cup of coffee. Having toured some of the coffee plantations in Costa Rica I learned a lot about how coffee beans are grown and the work involved in producing one of the world's most popular drinks. Costa Ricans enjoy their coffee and so do visitors who find that a day just isn't complete without a cup or two of three of Costa Rican coffee.

Whether you wish to just vacation in one region of Costa Rica or tour the whole country you'll fall in love with Costa Rica and its people.


THE REGIONS OF COSTA RICA:

1) The Central Valley has one of the best rivers in Central America called the "Pacuara River" and it has fantastic rapids for rafting. The Central Valley's altitude and mineral rich soil makes it one of the most popular places to grow coffee and a tour of a coffee plantation is a must when visiting this region of Costa Rica.

2) The Northern Plains has Lake Arenal (one of the best lakes to windsurf) in the world. This area also has the third most active volcano in the world called Arenal Volcano. With 25,000 acres Cano Negro National Wildlife is where the crocodiles, jaguars, turtles, birds, and monkeys hang out.

3) The North Pacific has beaches galore, fishes villages, and the best surfing in Costa Rica. This region also has many sea turtle nests along the beach and from July-January they often appear during the evening hours.

4) The South Pacific is the place to go for hiking, kayaking and snorkeling.. Tent camping or staying at an eco lodge will bring you in tune with nature. A few days in Corcovado National Park is an experience of a lifetime. This park contains lush rain forests, abundant wildlife, brilliant hiking, and a remote feeling. Be sure to say hello to the monkeys.

5) The Caribbean region doesn't contain aqua colored still waters but you'll still hear the sounds of calypso and reggae music and eat fresh seafood with rice, beans, and coconut milk. This region has  devoted surfers, New Age hippies, and people who like to party. Tortuguero National Park is a popular place to visit but because of its remotness the only way to really enjoy it is by booking a tour package which includes guided tours, lodging, transportation and meals.

Costa Rica is an eco friendly country. The locals take an active role in preserving the beautiful and natural environment that makes Costa Rica so special.

While in Costa Rica it's a good idea to know some Spanish since Spanish is the offical language of Costa Rica.

Enjoy coasting your way through Costa Rica!!!             

Baked Plantains: (A little taste of Costa Rica)

Take three fresh plantains and cut the ends then peel the plantains. Cut plantains into 1/2 inch slices.
Arrange the plantains on an oiled baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes!
Be sure to put a decent amount of oil on the baking pan. Plantains should be golden brown when fully baked.

Melon Fresco (Drink)

Peel and take out out the seeds of a whole fresh cantaloupe. Puree the cantaloupe in a blender with 1 cup of cold water, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Blend well!

Serves 4



Disfrutar (Enjoy)


                                                                                    
Speaking a bit of Spanish in Costa Rica

Hallo-Hello
Adios-Good Bye
Gracias-Thank You
Coma Estas (informal) How are you?
Coma Esta (formal) How are you?
Par Favor-Please
Cafe-Coffee                                                                   
Viajar-to travel

Adrianna (Travel World)              

Jan 3, 2013

O Canada (Alberta)


A L B E R T A           A L B E R T A




The Prince of Wales Hotel is a stunner and a relaxing place for afternoon tea.










When I lost my job in New York City I couldn't stop thinking about Montana. I had worked at Glacier National Park in Montana during my college years and now unemployed I was yearning for the awesome Rockies and so I did it, I left New York City and headed to Montana to work at Many Glacier Hotel in Montana on the border of Alberta, Canada and that's how I got to know a bit about Alberta.



                                          GLORIOUS ALBERTA, CANADA



ALBERTA AT A GLANCE:


Waterton Lakes National Park in the southwestern corner of Alberta (close to Montana) has lots of hiking trails and wildlife. The Prince of Wales Hotel is a must for a taste of England. They serve an excellent afternoon tea. Enjoy the views of Waterton lake while sipping on tea and eating luscious pastries served by an impeccable staff.

The town of Waterton is very charming. There's camping here as well as shops and restaurants and you can take a boat ride on the lake. I played a game of baseball here; it was the Americans against the Canadians. (The Canadians won)

The city of Calgary is a thriving city and home to the stampede. People drive many kilometers (miles) to take part in the annual stampede that takes place in July.
Banff is a beautiful town and one of the most photographed in Canada. People love Banff National Park and it's one of Canada's top treasures.

Jasper National Park is Canada's largest mountain park and an outdoor's paradise.

There's lots of oil in Alberta and sometimes residents feel like they should have their own country. There's lots of wealth in this province.

Lake Louise is pure bliss. It's the kind of place you never want to leave behind. The deep green waters that make up the 35 mile Lake Louise with its snow capped mountains are picture postcard perfect. 

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is one of the best loved hotels in North America but beauty like this comes at a price so a stay here is very expensive. (I admired the place from afar).

Europe has the Alps, India has the Himalayas, but Canada has the Rockies and the Canadians are proud of those mountain peaks.


ALBERTA is the province of amazing outdoor magic. This is where to come for the best camping, hiking, swimming, and wildlife viewing. The fresh air, the smell of pine trees, and a feeling of serenity is what brings thousands of visitors to the Canadian Rockies every year.


I'm glad I followed my heart and headed to Glacier National Park to work for a season because it gave me a chance to visit ALBERTA a few times and those memories will be etched in my mind until I die.


And so this ends my blogging on Canada. I'm sorry I didn't cover all the provinces but Canada is huge. The world is huge too so I'd like to move on to another country very soon and share more of TRAVEL WORLD.


Thanks and I'll be back again in the near future!


Adrianna (Travel World)







O Canada (Prince Edward Island)

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
(PEI, for short)



ENCHANTING PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND






When I was 13 years old my mother introduced me to the book "Anne of Green Gables." I read it from cover to cover five times and still have a vivid memory of Anne with her red braids holding a travel bag on the book cover.
Adrianna's Favorite Childhood Book


Seventeen years later when I was 30 my boyfriend took me to PEI (Prince Edward Island) for a week in early July. I could write a book myself about that majestic island that captured my heart as it did the readers of "Anne of Green Gables." Prince Edward Island really is a special place.

The summer months are an ideal time to visit Prince Edward Island for a number of reasons:

1) The days are long and warm.  2) The whole island is lush and verdant with an orange hue of potato patches scattered through the open fields.  3) The beaches are lovely and the Atlantic Ocean waters are warm enough for a swim.  4) There's some great places to camp and hike.  5) Digging for clams and mussels will build your appetite because PEI has some of the best and freshest seafood in all of North America.

Charlottetown is a walkable charm-filled city with a scenic harbor. There are abundant options for lodging and shopping. Some things to do in Charlottetown are boating, swimming, and sightseeing. The Abegweit Sightseeing Tours is a good option for seeing Charlottetown attractions.  If you like exercising, bicycling is another way to get around Charlottetown. The Charlottetown Festival is packed with festivities ranging from musical productions to gallery presentations and takes place from May to October.

Seafood is plentiful in Charlottetown so be sure to indulge in a meal of clams, lobster, and mussels at one of the many restaurants in Charlottetown. 

There are no shortages of beaches in PEI and Prince Edward Island National Park  is a jewel of a place for beach lovers. Here you will find 40 kilometers of red sand beaches nestled among dunes, marren grass, salt marshes, and inlets. Both Brackley Beach and Cavendish Beach are spots for suntanning and swimming.

There are three campgrounds inside Prince Edward Island National Park. Reservations are not accepted so its best to arrive early in the day to secure a campsite. Off Route 6 is Cavendish campground. Its close proximity to the Green Gables house makes it very popular with tourists.

Ahhhhh "Green Gables" the land of Anne Shirley is for fans of the famous book written by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The land of Anne can be found in and around Cavendish. Places to visit are the Green Gables Heritage Site, Cavendish Cemetary, Avonlea, Lucy Maud Montgomery Birthplace and Anne of Green Gables Museum of Silver Bush.

A neat place to stay in Cavendish is the Green Gables Bungalow Court on Route 6. There are 1 and 2 bedroom cottages to choose from and a heated pool on the premises. Cafe on the Clyde at the intersection of Route 224 and Route 258 offers a diverse menu of lobster chowder, lobster rolls, crepes, pasta, fish cakes, sandwiches, and potato pie. The homemade preserves are extremely popular and a favorite on everyones list.

Prince Edward Island is the kind of place where a camera or I-Phone should be on hand to capture some remarkable scenery filled with beauty and charm. From the rolling hills to the quaint farms, to the storybook towns to the awesome Atlantic coast beaches Prince Edward Island will win you over the way Anne of Green Gables did to its millions of  devoted readers.


Adrianna (Travel World)


































O Canada (Quebec)


                                                   MOUNT TREMBLANT SKI RESORT
                                                     
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

I hope all of you have a wonderful new year of 2013 filled with health and happiness.



Yesterday I went cross country skiing in a lovely park in East Dearborn, Michigan and as I glided through the snow I couldn't help but think about the province of Quebec in Canada which at this time of year is a winter wonderland. 

French speaking Quebec has a European feel to it. This is where Canadians engage in French as they indulge in their freshly made croissants, marvel at their magnificent cities and ski to their hearts content. 

Bonjour Quebec!

When I lived and worked in New York City and Vermont it wasn't that difficult to get to Quebec so I was delighted that I had a chance to explore this area a few times.
One of my favorite places in Quebec is the Laurentian Mountains region. These mountains are some of the oldest in the world and just a few days immersed in them will leave you feeling rejuvenated.

One of my favorite places is the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Camp in Val Morin, Quebec. I'm a certified yoga instructor with (Sivananda) and this yoga camp is where yoga teacher's training in North America began in 1969. Not only does the yoga camp offer a multitude of yoga teacher's training courses but they also have yoga vacations which are very popular. Surrounded by 250 forested acres and lakes the Sivananda camp offers a resort like feeling. A yoga vacation includes delicious vegetarian meals, daily yoga classes, lectures, meditation, and use of a swimming pool and sauna.

During the winter the cross country skiing is glorious in these parts. Far Hills Nordic Center has 63 kilometers of groomed trails for snow shoeing and cross country skiing.
There's even a nice hotel called Far Hills that's a popular place to stay in Val Morin.
For eating options Cal's Pizza at 6193 Boul Labelle is a crowd pleaser and for crepe lovers Creperie Au Tourneso at 5825 Boul Labelle can't be beat for their variety of tasty crepes and good salads.

The Montreal area has a lot of ski resorts and one of the best known is Mont Tremblant Ski Resort. This is the place to go for awesome skiing and people watching. Mont Tremblant has the highest peak in the Laurentian Mountains. It's one of the oldest ski resorts in North America and SKI magazine consistently ranks it one of the best ski mountains in eastern North America. The area is flooded with bed & breakfasts, hotels, shops, and restaurants. A bit of ski apres is always an added bonus.

MONTREAL is an international city with lots of attractions. It has elements of Paris France and North America rolled together. It's a city of cathedrals, cobblestone streets, old world markets, and shops galore. Each neighborhood presents a distinct world of its own character and uniqueness.

Old Montreal (Vieux -Montreal) is where the grand architecture is. The Basilique Notre-Dame (basilica) is filled with spectacular wonder and is one of the most popular sights to visit in Old Montreal. The old port has four piers and during the winter months Montrealers skate the outdoor rink.

Place D'Armes is a square framed with some of Old Montreal's most beautiful buildings. Place Royale in the west of Old Montreal is where the first fort was erected
in the 17th century.

Montreal is cold during the winter months and the underground city is the place to keep warm. The underground city has a network of cinemas's shops, restaurants, and theaters. This underground city attracts about 500,000 visitors per day to explore its maze and use its vast METRO subway system. 

Like most major North American cities Montreal too has a Chinatown. Visitors from across the globe make Chinatown one of their stops when in Montreal. Some restaurants worth trying are Restaruant Beijing, La Maison Kam Fung, and Keung Kee.
A pot of jasmine tea goes along very nicely with a meal in Chinatown. A stop at a bakery for bubble tea is a fun thing to do in Chinatown as well.

Montrealer's love their bagels and word has it that no other place in the world can compete with bagels made in Montreal. Two of the most famous bagel shops in Montreal are Fairmont and St. Viateur. Local's like their bagels with cream cheese and lox.

The Downtown area has the Musee of Art Contemporain. It's the only museum in Canada devoted exclusively to contemporary art. The Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux Arts) dazzles with its broad range of exhibits and is one of the largest museums in Canada.

The famous Cirque du Soleil has its company offices in Montreal. Here new artists of the circus train in the acrobatic rehearsal rooms. This talented group of performers travels the globe but in their home base of Montreal they can be counted on to perform sometime during the months of April to June. The Cirque du Soleil is one incredible circus and their performances always keep audiences at the edge of their seats.

Montreal's nightlife offers everything from comedy clubs to classic music and opera. The diversity of cosmopolitan Montreal with its endless attractions feels part British, part Canadian, and part French yet there's such a global mix in this metropolis of business, fashion, arts, and culture that Montreal never stops amazing its residents or the thousands of tourists that visit each year. A big MERCI (Thank You) to marvelous MONTREAL.

                   
                        Marvelous Montreal
Before heading three hours to Quebec City reserve a spot at one of Quebec's many sugar shacks. It's a breath of fresh air to watch sap coming out of the maples trees and than indulging in some maple candy or pure Canadian maple syrup pored on a stack of pancakes.




                                    Pure Maple Syrup


Quebec City is North America's most European city and a day or two here will give you the chance to experience some beautiful architecture, good culture, and wonderful cafes. Perhaps a chocolate croissant with some cafe au lait for a feeling of Paris will do just fine. 



QUEBEC IS A VERY NICE PROVINCE INDEED!











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