Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 23084 – 1109
Here’s the haps:
Queensland, Australia; Qaanaaq, Greenland; Quincy, Michigan; and Quito, Ecuador all sounded kind of interesting but none of these, including Quebec City, really burned in my heart, like, “Oh, I’ve always wanted to go there!” But, here I am, at the letter “Q” already and no real strong urge toward any of them. I have been interested on and off over the years about the whole French Canada versus the Rest Of Canada situation and wondered if they would ever try to split from the rest of the country. It would be like Texas becoming its own country (which is an option they have).
Canada itself is interesting and a place I would like to visit sometime, I think. I just haven’t cemented in my mind whether I want to do Quebec very badly or not. There are some beautiful natural things there and there has to be a lot of history in a town that is over 400 years old. Perhaps if I learn to speak French when we go to the Eiffel Tower I will find Quebec more attractive.
I have been enjoying finding these Expedia Travel Guide videos on Youtube, though. Every time I click on one I find myself looking the place over and thinking I might really want to go there after all.
Likelihood of this happening within the next year: 0+%
Likelihood of this happening in my lifetime (Lord willing, of course): 25% if it’s just Quebec but if it’s more of Canada then probably 90+%
Likelihood of running into someone I know or met on the Internet: 64%
When I was 21, I got as close as Montreal and wanted to see Quebec City but thought I could it do another time. I did not know it would be my only chance or I probably would have made the effort.
Life is really strange like that, especially when you’re 21 and feel like you have all the time in the world.
We have friends in Canada. It is vast and varied. I think your Paris/Quebec double header is a great idea.
It will be interesting to see which Canadian Province becomes more serious about leaving Canada. It used to be just Quebec, but now there are rumblings from Alberta. Canada, like the United States, is a huge country with very distinct provinces/states that don’t always like the Federal way of looking at things.
Apparently almost 50% of the people in Quebec speak English and French.
That’s interesting. I didn’t know about Alberta.
They speak a regional French up there, so you would still find it challenging.
I thought it sounded too easy.
Like you, none of the Qs really calls my name. Maybe I should try out the one in Michigan first because it’s closer.
Well, there are some beautiful spots in Michigan.