I’m Off to Quebec Then

The positive aspect of internships abroad is the busyness and the fact that everyday is filled with experiences and things to do. Unfortunately, this can be negative as well since I don’t always have the time for other things. This blog is one of them.

 Today I finally have some quiet time to sit down and write this next entry. The last weeks have been filled with work during the week and trips during the weekend. Two weeks ago (April 30th/Mai 1st), Eduardo, Vitória and I drove to Quebec City for two days.

Saturday morning, we got our rental car and started the drive to Quebec. Along the St. Lawrence River, the first stop we took was in a small city called Trois-Rivières. This city is located halfway between Montréal and Quebec and is named after the three rivers that meet in the city.

The column in the first photo is an honorary column for the fallen men who fought for their homeland. In the second picture you can see a lighthouse. The other pictures have Saint Lawrence in the background.

The Ursuline Museum can be seen in these photos, as well as its park, a monument, and the bell tower of St. James Church.

The last stop was then the Cathédrale de l’Assomption, which has been active since the year 1615.

After our short stop, where we walked around and took pictures of the historic buildings, we drove to the Montmorency Waterfalls which are located a few miles from Quebec. First, we drove to the lower part of the parc to enjoy a nice panoramic view of the waterfall. Afterwards, we took a cable car up to the top of the mountain, to view the Fall up close.

At the top we first looked at the old manor house “Manoir Montmorency”, which was built in 1780. The second picture shows the Orleans Island Bridge on the opposite side of the park.

Here are a few more pictures of the waterfall:

Then, we drove to our AirBnb where we dropped of our things and spent the evening in the park “Cartier Brébeuf” located close to our apartment.

Sunday morning was used to explore Quebec City.

These pictures focus on the hotel “Château Frontenac”. It was built in 1893 and is one of the most exclusive luxury hotels in Canada. It is also one of the most photographed hotels in the world.

From the hotel, we walked down the “Neck Breaking Stairs” to the “Rue du Petit-Champlain”. This street is the center of the historic old town of Quebec and has many small stores and restaurants. Here especially, one can see the French and general European influence.

Here are a few more images:

The last part of our trip was spent at the Chaudière Falls Park, where we looked at and explored the waterfalls.

View of Quebec:

In the late afternoon we started our drive back to Montréal where we dropped off the car and headed home. All in all, the weekend was very fun and full of exciting things to see and explore.

Next weekend we will drive to Ottawa so there should be a new blog entry coming soon.

Until next week!

Song of the Week:
Sunroof – Nicky Youre

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