Having spent a few weeks in the english ...
Trip Start Sep 16, 2002
19Trip End May 31, 2004
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Quebec City was basically where the main battles between the French and English occured. The main attraction is the walled citadell which is the only walled fort north of Mexico City. And its in very good condition. The city definetly does not have a North American feel to it. Inside the old town there are bistros, art galleries, cobbled streets and strange sculptures dotted around the streets. Its like they are trying to emulate Paris, especially with the Art scene. There are a lot of local artists and shops willing to sell their masterpieces. They even paint frescos on the motorway pillars. Very French.....
Well after saying goodbye To Quebec and the friendly people (no language problems) I was feeling decidely masochistic and started to drive back to Toronto from Quebec City in one go. This was a big mistake for 2 reasons. The first was the fact I was driving back at the end of Thanksgiving weekend. And the second was the fact that it was around a 7 hour drive assumming free flowing traffic. So I left at around 10am and arrived in Toronto at around 9:30pm. A gruelling 11.5 hour drive (with breaks of course). However this stunt was performed by a professional, please do not try this at home or without some prior consultation.