Despite our domestic travels, I have very little foreign experience. I had been to Canada a few times when I lived in Minnesota for daytrips, and of course I was in Spain last October. But, as a little gal from Texas, hearing Spanish around me is something I’m pretty comfortable with. French? Completely a different story.
I was really looking forward to visiting Quebec City. I’ve heard it called the “most European city in North America.” I have to agree with that. It was a beautiful city full of history and grace. It was clear why it is designated a UNESCO World Heritage City.
Luxurious French filled the air around me, but quickly switched to English if I followed my “Bonjour!” with my native tongue.
It was easy to see that Quebec City is a vibrant city full of festivals and fun. However, the few days I was visiting, the heavens opened up and the rains came down. I didn’t have the luxury to wait it out, so I ran for the Old Town portion of Quebec City when the rains lightened into a shower. During the rain, the city feels charming and quiet. I think I caught a glimpse of it that many visitors will never see. I’m glad she shared it with me.
During my trip to Quebec City, I was a guest of Quebec City Tourism