Chocolats favoris, it is more than 20 chocolate shops, spread everywhere throughout Quebec. Now the chocolate maker can even be found in Montreal, since the opening last month of a shop in Quartier des spectacles district. In addition to chocolates, the place offers 12 chocolate fondue flavors to coat your ice cream.
Festival d’été de Québec (FEQ) is the musical event of the year in Quebec City, one of the biggest in Canada. When I arrived in the city, everyone I met told me about it, each time with great enthusiasm. “You’ll see, the festival is fun!”, people told me incessantly. Others, however, were more nostalgic, and were remembering about the festival when the festival was free or almost, and looked somewhat like a village feast. It must be said that the festival has changed a lot since its founding in 1968. Since its creation the festival has grown over the years with more and more artists. More renowned also. Today there are hundreds of artists performing on ten stages.
Today is Mother’s Day, what is more normal than thinking about your mom! This day is celebrated in France the last Sunday of May, while in Canada and in the United States the celebration is held the second Sunday of May. So what is the link with pizza? None. Just wanted to eat one. I also thought that I will feel less stupid when my family will ask me the question: “Is the pizza dough homemade?”.
When you arrive in a new country you necessarily notice cultural differences between your new and your home country. And in Quebec, although French is spoken, there are lots of differences with France. In terms of language, for example, we can already see some changes – words and expressions that do not have the same meaning, adaptations in the grammar or in sentence structures, another accent – you may need a little bit of time to get used to it.
At my parents’ house my mother spends a lot of time in the kitchen, while my father is playing guitar, organ or is singing karaoke. Classic for an Asian family you will tell me.
Quebec City has the advantage of being close to several ski resorts – perfect for sliding sports lovers. Even if they do not have the sea, which is leading some to swim in the St. Lawrence River (this will give ideas to you Parisian friends perhaps?), Quebecers enjoy the snow through many activities (skiing, snowshoeing, skating…).