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  • nicole_xue 发表了 游记  · 2018-10-16 16:12

    带着爸妈游加东(多伦多-魁北克市-蒙特利尔)全程公共交通-未完结

    本来这应该是我的第二篇游记,但是由于本人是拖延症的重症患者,导致第一篇澳洲的游记半路夭折。这篇游记我也不知道自己能不能坚持写完,只能且写且鞭策了。2017年一部韩剧“鬼怪”,让我在对孔侑的着迷中也认识了魁北克,本来2017年就打算带父母去加拿大旅游的,而且17年还是旅游年,国家公园都不需要门票,结果因为办理签证太繁琐,最后没实现。准备篇:签证2018年重新提上了日程,签证是在3月底办理的,在淘宝上找了一家评价不错的办理的。店家说加拿大签证最多只能提前3个月办理,所以在办理的时候写的是准备6月去,然后实际是9月中旬才去的。使馆收到材料到出签大概是20多个工作日,中间还出了个小插曲。加拿大对于当过兵的人审查的比较严格,因为楼主父亲大人之前是当兵的,所以在办理中,淘宝店家特意又打了一次电话过来核实当年父亲当兵的地方,职位,领导名字,队伍编号等,说是使馆要求的。当时问了淘宝店家,之前有没有过这种情况,她们说有的,但是审核的时间就会比较长。不过还好吉人天相,没过几天签证就下来了,父母因为年纪已经超60岁了,所以给了4年多次往返,而楼主因为护照只有8年有效期了,所以签证给的就是8年多次往返。签证材料就是按照店家要求准备的,资产证明提供的比较全面,理财证明,房产,还提供了澳大利亚的电子签证。机票签证下来之后才买的机票,毕竟被拒签的几率还是有的。在买机票之前,已经决定这次只去加东了,城市也最后缩到三个城市,多伦多,魁北克市以及蒙特利尔。研究了一下机票之后,决定从多伦多往返。东航有从上海到多伦多的直飞,虽然直飞要将近14个小时,但是不管是从价格还是时间来看,这趟班级都非常符合要求。三人机票费用是19780,其中包括邮寄行程表的快递费10元。后来事实证明这趟班机真是热门,基本上机票全都卖光了,飞机上坐的满满的,想找个没人的座位躺下来睡觉都不行。虽然上面显示上海飞多伦多要15.5小时,但是实际飞行时间是13.5小时左右。虽然两趟飞机起飞时间都有些小推延,但是降落时间都比预计的提前,上海到多伦多是17日当地时间下午2点到的,提前了25分钟;而多伦多到上海整整提前55分钟,是北京时间下午6点到的。酒店这次总共住了3个酒店及民宿,总体下来都很不错。每个地方都值得推荐。多伦多住宿是在booking上预订的,City*Stay Condos - Simcoe Street,booking打分9.5。Simcoe Street就是住宿所在的街,在地图上查一下会发现就在市中心,周围都是香格里拉之类的高档酒店,距离多伦多市政厅步行就几分钟。最关键是从Union Station出来也就步行12分钟左右,非常方便。虽然是在Booking上定的,但是其实不是传统意义上的酒店,而像是酒店式公寓。9.17-9.20日,预订了三晚的单室公寓,是可以住4个人的,客厅里有一个沙发床,客房里还有一张大床。费用是778加拿大币。最后返回多伦多的时候住的还是这家,只不过从单室公寓换成了标准公寓,就是多了一间房间,面积更大一点了,但是其实住之后楼主觉得单室公寓其实就够了,标准公寓一晚的费用是375加拿大币,相对来说要贵不少。以下图是单室公寓的。魁北克市同样也是在booking上预订的,booking打分9.1-Spacieux Appart' 这其实更像是民宿。房东自己的三层楼的房子,第一层做了美发店,第二层和第三层是民宿。我们住的是第二层,两个卧室。房间唯一的缺点就是临街的,因为正好处在一个四岔路口,两个卧室都会有声音,晚上睡觉偶尔也会有车经过。不过距离魁北克几个必去的景点倒不远,都是步行的。另外住宿附近有metro超市,还有不少yelp上打分不错的餐厅,所以总体还是推荐的。9.20-9.23,三晚房费是889.44加拿大币,不过最后房东把零头抹掉了。蒙特利尔住宿是在airbnb上预订的,Lovely and well located Old Montreal。同样也是在市中心,离圣母大教堂就600多米的距离。装修风格是楼主很喜欢的北欧风,周围交通很便利。房东Zoe也很热情,响应速度很快。房间也是两间卧室,带厨房。两晚费用是人民币2810.46。

  • shirlee6870 发表了 游记  · 2017-11-14 21:53

    湖光山色层林染 枫叶之国寻风情——加拿大赏秋

    本人其他游记:1、不仅仅为酥油和美景,更为心灵的纯洁和寂静——自驾西藏 2、8000公里美西自驾环游,23天随走随停,一路尽享美景3、行走万千佛塔之间,感受佛光普照之美——缅甸掠影写在前面:今年的旅游计划原本想在新疆、美东之间选择一处,出于种种原因,目的地一变再变,在出行前半个月才确定了枫叶之旅。匆匆下载的几个穷游伙伴的游记还没看完,就已经坐上了飞往温哥华的飞机。出行前没有太多准备,多亏提前办好了加拿大签证,租车、宾馆酒店已有经验。大体方向和时间确定后,抱着走到哪里算哪里的心态,开始了一场说走就走的旅行。不过由于没有提前做好计划,机票退改了好几次,预算自然要增加不少,所以对于穷游者来说,计划还是很重要的。本次行程共27天,9月23日至10月20日,是加拿大最好的赏秋时节。行程:温哥华——基洛纳——冰川国家公园——班夫国家公园——贾斯伯国家公园——卡尔加里——黄刀——多伦多——波士顿——魁北克——蒙特利尔——渥太华——多伦多。其中从卡尔加里到黄刀,再从黄刀到多伦多坐飞机,其余全程租车出行。行前对加拿大的印象是地广人稀,景色极美。这次加国归来总体感受是:加西湖光山色冰原雪山,令人心旷神怡;加东枫叶红遍风情万种,充满浪漫激情;北部极光变幻莫测,让人流连忘返。如果下次有机会再欣赏一回冬天的加拿大,就更完美了。本人很享受写游记的过程,整理照片的同时,把美好的感受记录下来,等同于重游这个美丽的国度。而且把美好的感受与更多朋友一起分享,是一件快乐的事情。下面我们就向着快乐出发吧!

  • 伦敦薇薇 发表了 游记  · 2017-09-06 21:07

    闺蜜自驾美加东部 — 18天,多伦多,尼亚加拉,蒙特利尔,魁北克城,波士顿,纽约,费城,华盛顿

    行程小结2015年5月28日:英国伦敦 — 加拿大多伦多2015年5月29日:多伦多市区游2015年5月30日:多伦多岛2015年5月31日:尼亚加拉瀑布城2015年6月01日:尼亚加拉 — 蒙特利尔2015年6月02日:蒙特利尔2015年6月03日:蒙特利尔 — 魁北克市2015年6月04日:魁北克市 — 美国波士顿2015年6月05日:波士顿2015年6月06日:波士顿 — 泽西城2015年6月07日:泽西城 — 纽约2015年6月08日:纽约2015年6月09日:费城2015年6月10日:费城 — 华盛顿2015年6月11日:华盛顿2015年6月12日:华盛顿 — 加拿大多伦多2015年6月13日:多伦多2015年6月14日:多伦多 — 英国伦敦一 新兴国际城市 — 多伦多将近8小时的飞行,飞机终于降落在多伦多Pearson国际机场。移居加拿大多年的老友Richard开车来接我们,晚餐在市里的一家酒吧吃了东西,回酒店早点休息。一路上已初览了多伦多的市貌。不知怎的,道路两旁的建筑和宽大的马路让我觉得回到了天朝,北京! 第二天上午,我和闺蜜分头行动去见各自在多伦多朋友。下午和好友Nancy在购物中心购物,晚餐Nancy请吃龙虾。还记得以前她在伦敦时,我们经常一起玩乐。以前虽然知道加拿大华人多,可这次来还是被震撼到了。这里的中餐馆数量众多,隔一段路,便可以看到一些中国店面的小型的餐饮购物中心,这些中国餐馆,中国超市为当地华人提供的便利是我在别的国家不能相比的。用Nancy的话说:加拿大对于华人来说,是介于英国(西方国家)和中国之间的。这里既有西方国家的管理系统和生活文化,又有随处可见的中国同胞和中国美食。 第三天一早,我们来到市中心,赶了渡轮去多伦多岛。岛上开满了蒲公英,是个休闲,健身,娱乐的好去处。从帆船,自行车到圈养小动物,各个年龄段的人都可以找到适合自己的活动!薇薇的活动就是cosplay玛丽莲梦露,裙角飞扬(坏笑小蜂)! 站在岛上,遥望对岸,CN Tower等标志性建筑尽显多伦多这座新兴城市的魅力!正值下雨前夕,空气湿润,分辨率变得相当高,简直就是一幅风景画!在岛上吃了红薯薯条,味道非常棒! 岛上归来,我们接着参观了CN Tower,多伦多大学和皇家安大略博物馆。晚上Richard又尽地主之谊,请吃日本餐,我们毫不客气的一样要了三份,然后把自己都撑坏了。二 尼亚加拉大瀑布大概还是读初中的时候,在电视里第一次听说尼亚加拉瀑布。当时听着好像是赵忠祥的解说,就想这样壮观的景象真想去看看。今天薇薇终于站在了这里!尼亚加拉瀑布跨美加两国,由两个瀑布组成,每秒钟的水流量2400多立方米!加拿大境内可看到瀑布正面全景,比美国那边的景观要好。瀑布城到处是游客,周边应运而生的酒店,餐馆,堵场,游乐场到处都是。我们一行几人来到瀑布城,因为雨大,没有走到瀑布源头,远远的观望了瀑布全景。虽然风大雨急,可一路上趣事甚多,十分开心!晚上我们入住了高大上的Sheraton on the Falls,喜来登瀑布酒店。坐在落地窗和落地灯边的沙发上和闺蜜聊天,透过酒店房间玻璃,看瀑布,听雨声。远处的瀑布灯光霓虹变幻,在雨中雾蒙蒙的,看不清晰,我们隔着窗子欣赏这朦胧之美,很是惬意!早上,我们开车来到瀑布源头,一路看到沿着瀑布边上拦游客的栅栏,站满了游客!瀑布水流急,水量大,发出很大的轰轰声。走近水流悬空落下的地方,不禁赞叹这世界三大瀑布之一的尼亚加拉瀑布的壮观!晚上Richard又尽地主之谊,请吃日本餐,我们毫不客气的一样要了三份(坏笑小蜂),然后把自己都撑坏了(尴尬小蜂)。二 壮观的亚加拉瀑布大概还是读初中的时候,在电视里第一次听说尼亚加拉瀑布。当时听着好像是赵忠祥的解说,就想这样壮观的景象真想去看看。今天薇薇终于站在了这里!尼亚加拉瀑布跨美加两国,由两个瀑布组成,每秒钟的水流量2400多立方米!加拿大境内可看到瀑布正面全景,比美国那边的景观要好。瀑布城到处是游客,周边应运而生的酒店,餐馆,堵场,游乐场到处都是。我们一行几人来到瀑布城,因为雨大,没有走到瀑布源头,远远的观望了瀑布全景。虽风大雨急,可一路上趣事甚多,十分开心!晚上我们入住了高大上的Sheraton on the Falls,喜来登瀑布酒店。坐在落地窗和落地灯边的沙发上和闺蜜聊天,透过酒店房间玻璃,看瀑布,听雨声。远处的瀑布灯光霓虹变幻,在雨中雾蒙蒙的,看不清晰,我们隔着窗子欣赏这朦胧之美,很是惬意!早上,我们开车来到瀑布源头,一路看到沿着瀑布边上拦游客的栅栏,站满了游客!瀑布水流急,水量大,发出很大的轰轰声。走近水流悬空落下的地方,不禁赞叹这世界三大瀑布之一的尼亚加拉瀑布的壮观!从瀑布城出来,我们一路开向蒙特利尔。因为对北美的路况不熟,又是从英国的右舵换成这里的左舵驾驶,闺蜜俩商量好,一人开车,另一人也帮着看路,时刻提醒。路上,薇薇困了,正想入睡,忽然闺蜜声音耳畔响起:“我们说好的幸福呢?!”薇薇一个激灵,睡意跑了一半。又过一会儿,闺蜜又到:“你又睡了吗?”薇薇赶忙回答:“只闭了左眼,右眼正在给你看路呢!”这一路顺利,超过了很多的大卡车,想想开lorry的司机也是幸苦,不过蛮羡慕他们胳膊上的纹身的。闺蜜提议,明儿个'绣'条花臂,像lorry司机那样,胳膊搭在车窗显摆的那种!车开到一半路时,在服务区吃饭,加油,休息,换司机!在晚上天刚黑的时候,我们终于到达了预订的酒店。此行虽然路途遥远,有妳陪伴,再远的路途,也是一路高歌!三 法式老城 — 蒙特利尔加拿大的官方语言为英语和法语。魁北克省的居民大多数是法国后裔,蒙特利尔是该省最大城市,是仅次于巴黎的第二大法语城市。早上不慌不忙的收拾停当,看了地图,向离住处最远的第一站蒙特利尔植物园出发,这可是世界第二大,北美第一大植物园哦!猜猜谁是第一?当然是大英帝国的Kew Garden!只可惜,来英十多年了,居然还没有去过!去蒙特利尔植物园的路上看到种满花草的老房子,薇薇认为是一个文艺老太太住在里面!来到植物园,门口设计的方便又美观。植物园内有室内和室外景观。室内主要是热带植物,密集恐惧症“患者”和怕蟒蛇的亲们要注意啊!亚马逊河流域之类热带森林就不要去了!薇薇怎么印象中都是些毒虫猛兽,连花草都是斑斑点点的,还有会把人圈进去的植物!反正园内有介绍一些植物吃昆虫的!正所谓“烈酒最香,毒花最美,何人去消受!”园内的中国馆和日本馆占据了很大地方。参观完昆虫馆,我们离开植物园,准备去对面的奥林匹克体育馆。过了马路,一眼看过去,决定拍照留念。半分钟,一个景点搞定了!效率是不是很高!蒙特利尔的圣母大教堂和巴黎圣母院的建筑风格很相似。据说这个教堂很多真金装饰,相当奢华。加拿大籍歌坛天后——席琳迪翁的婚礼曾在这里举行。沿着教堂前的街道绕了一圈,经过很多景点。老港口,穿过老港口的铁路,棒色库市场,Hotel de Ville,感觉不错的城市。一圈下来,走到了唐人街。看这规模,猜想着这里的华人移民一定不少。和很多城市唐人街的'乱'比起来,这里还真是干净整洁。街道上能清楚听到一家店里放着邓丽君的专辑。我想很多上一代移民是在邓丽君当红的那些年来到这儿的吧!傍晚来到皇家山上,没有进到公园,只是在高处看看这座城市。想起以前的旅行里,几乎每个城市都有一处登高望远的地方,让你看看这座城市的灯火!四 童话城堡 — 魁北克城最初的行程中,魁北克城被我们增删几次,最终还是决定看一下这座很靠东的法国风格城市。一早开车出发,中午时分来到魁北克城市中心。魁北克城的景点非常集中,全部都在最中心的老城区。 去到一家法式餐厅,点了最爱三文鱼配米饭,还有蔬菜浓汤和'加拿大汤'。话说那个加拿大汤不知放了什么herb,有股怪味,不过尝试几口,也就习惯了。在餐厅连了Wi-Fi,这才仔细查看一下每个景点的位置和大概介绍。下午快四点,闺蜜俩走出餐厅,开始游览。别急!城市不大,但很可爱,感觉比蒙特利尔舒服。如果不逛街购物,不进博物馆之类内部参观,三个小时就可以游览完了。城中心的城堡酒店非常气派,外面看着就像童话里公主王子居住的城堡。酒店旁边就是圣劳伦斯河,河边有长椅,坐了很多看似当地的居民,还有游客。顺着河边楼梯下去,就到了下城区,一条商业街。说是商业街,其实也就是一家家装饰精致的小店,卖点特色的东西。在一家卖丝巾的店里试了丝巾,店里的老太太很友好,和我们说了好多话。貌似很喜欢我们,临走,一再祝好告别。我问她是不是从法国来,她说她是魁北克人,在这个小店里工作15年了!忽然觉得我问的有点唐突,怎么会问人家是不是法国人。若是在伦敦,你问一个黑哥们从哪儿来,他会告诉你他是英国人。'世界大同'还真是和高晓松讲的那样。一两百年的大航海时期使得世界发生巨大改变。现在北美被英国,法国后裔占据,南美则全是西班牙,葡萄牙后裔。原先,魁北克省是加拿大政府发展的主要省份。自从魁北克闹独立,政府才重新把重点转移到发展新兴城市多伦多上。前些时,魁省人民可是紧盯着苏格兰独立呢! 从店里出来,在法国糕点店买了马卡龙。回到酒店,迫不及待的吃了两块,味道不正宗,不如以前从伦敦的法国糕点连锁店买的好吃。明天,好期待,要踏上米国国土了!五 此行最爱 — 波士顿过了加拿大和美国国界,立即感受到两国的不同。高速路的维护显然比加拿大好,路两边的植物也排列的更整齐(非人工排列,可能是心理作用)。虽说没有高山,可是视觉上还是有高高低低错层,视野很开阔。光在高速路上,已是美景连连了。一路上已经感受到美国人民的友好和热情。过国界时,边境办公室里帅帅的,有阳光笑容的美国帅哥officer接待了我们,盘问,录指纹,盖章,照大头像,边办公还边给我们很多波士顿的旅游信息。晚上八点,终于到达了入住宾馆。来到Best Western Adams Inn酒店,一位老爷爷帮我们check-in,又和我们聊曾经去英国旅游的事,还知道我们的车牌一看就是从加拿大安大略来的。睡了一个香香的觉,半晌午终于出门了。闺蜜昨晚在我进入梦乡的时候,还在做周密的攻略,这下这座城一定得被我们轻而易举的攻下!有这样颜值高,又能干的闺蜜真好啊!波士顿的地铁蛮方便的,我们从哈弗大学去到麻省理工,再去到自由之路,都是搭地铁。 一进哈弗校园就看到约翰哈弗的塑像,他曾是英国剑桥大学的牧师,哈弗创校时,他捐赠了自己的一半身家,后来哈弗大学就以他的名字命名。校园里看到‘美眉学霸’,坐在高台上看书。哈弗出来,我们又参观了麻省理工大学。这座城市名校太多啊!看着校园里或是闲聊,或是散步的名校生,好生羡慕嫉妒恨啊! 当然,嫉妒是没用的!于是“冒充”哈弗和麻省的学生在校园走了一上午,居然到后来,觉得自己已然成为名校的一名在读博士生啦!真心佩服自己的阿Q精神十分了得!参观完名校之后,我们去到自由之路。这个是必去景点,可不是一个景点啊,是一条红色砖头指引的路,途径波士顿16个景点。昆西市场是我最喜欢的,因为在市场里有很多卖好吃的摊位还有卖各种有意思东东的摊位。 傍晚,去唐人街吃了龙虾,真是便宜。整顿饭的价钱在伦敦也不一定能买到一道龙虾菜。薇薇十分喜欢波士顿,是个要啥有啥的城市。如果以后有机会在这座城市生活几年,也是不错的选择。明天,纽约,纽约!!!六 如果爱一个人,送他去纽约,因为那里是天堂波士顿到纽约车程4个多小时,中间顺路去了Woodbury Outlet!几个小时下来才逛了'冰山一角',还好,收获蛮多的!路上遇上暴风雨前夕乌云密布,低低地,黑压压地遮住了整片蓝天。还好,降雨范围不大,不一会我们就驶出了降雨区。晚上入住新泽西州的Jersey City一家宾馆,距纽约40分钟bus车程。之前预订酒店时因为纽约合适的酒店几个月前早订满了,剩下的都是全价五星级高级奢华大床房,所以选择了经济实惠的泽西城入住!来到纽约的第一天,先到达时报广场(也称时代广场)。别失望哦!著名的时代广场就一丁点大,被四周高楼上的广告牌围着,到处挤满了人,喧闹而嘈杂!这里是很多观光bus的始发站。我们坐了观光bus游览纽约市。坐了观光bus游览纽约市。一路主要沿着百老汇大街看了很多景点,然后在世贸大厦站下车。一下车就是中餐馆,进去吃了午饭。服务生哥哥好温柔,上菜时用好听的声音说“吃饭了”,好亲切的感觉,比很多其它中餐馆的冷脸服务好的多。这样的人,干一行,爱一行,生活的才有乐趣!中饭后,闺蜜俩乘船看了自由女神等景点,之后又去归零地看911遗址。记得2001年9月11日这起恐怖事件震动世界。昨天站在双子塔改建的两个纪念水榭前还能觉得很悲哀!大理石把中间水榭围成方方正正的。大理石的台面上刻着逝者的名字,水哗哗的流,旁边人很多,却少了平常景点应有的欢声笑语或喧闹。接下来去了华尔街,铜牛那儿照相的人好多,基本成了“盲人摸象”,逮住哪儿算哪儿,和众多陌生人摸牛合影。 来纽约第二天,在Jersey City泽西城到New York纽约的车上,手机上预订了帝国大厦的门票,听说现场买票要排很长的队。 帝国大厦曾是美国最高的建筑。很多电影都取景于此。 去多伦多的飞机上还看了1957年加里格兰特和黛博拉寇儿主演的《金玉盟》。男女主角在去欧洲的游船上相遇,相爱,约好毁除各自的婚约,半年后帝国大厦楼顶相见……结局怎样,亲们自己找来看吧!很多老电影还是很好看的!汤姆汉克斯主演的《西雅图夜未眠》也有帝国大厦相见的情节。《大金刚》听说过吧,一只大猩猩在帝国大厦顶上为了ta爱的女人和战斗机作战…… 到达帝国大厦86层,便可以看到纽约全景和岛上的自由女神。从大厦下来,坐地铁去了中央公园,参观了位于中央公园一侧的纽约自然历史博物馆。建议来纽约的亲们有机会一定要来看看,尤其带上宝宝们。这里不光天文地理生物进化,最关键可以提升你的兴趣,越看越喜欢,而且布置的很艺术,简直是视觉享受!比起齐名的伦敦自然历史博物馆好的不知多少!此次纽约之行,怎么说呢!总体感觉纽约市中心'脏,乱,臭'。 这里不适宜居住,真是没有片刻安宁,不过ta吸引人的地方也是世界上其它城市无法比拟的!世界顶级的财团摩天大楼和一流的商业运作,美轮美奂的博物馆,耳熟能详的纽约地标景点和它们的故事,一代代奋斗在这里的社会精英和慕名而来的游客......“如果你爱他,送他去纽约,因为那里是天堂.....如果你恨他,送他去纽约,因为那里是地狱.....” —— 《北京人在纽约》七 美国历史名城 — 费城费城是美国历史上最重要的城市之一。独立宣言和美国宪法的起草和签署都在这里。费城曾是黑奴输入的重要港口,今天费城之行确实觉得黑人蛮多的。上午去了自由钟,一条长队排在外面,还好移动速度比较快。门口的自由钟是美国在英国订做的,试敲时就裂了口子,之后又有几次敲钟,口子越来越大。自由钟象征着自由和公正。展览馆里面有很多代表各个社会团体争取自由平等公正的标语,还有达赖和曼德拉的大幅照片。说实话,真心不喜欢这两个人,说好听点都是空想家。南非的医疗,科技,经济,治安倒退和谁有关?还在崇拜曼德拉吗?!独立厅,签字者(是这么翻译吗?)等很多景点都在一起。参观完铸币工厂,中午在中国城一家叫'巴山蜀水'的中餐馆吃的撑撑的。二人点了四个硬菜,三碗米饭。隔壁桌两男三女才点了四个菜。饭菜可口正宗,推荐给大家。下午,来到宾夕法尼亚大学,这可是美国第四大大学,校长是著名的本杰明富兰克林!他对费城的贡献巨大。可惜,没有时间和脚力去他故居参观了。 说到宾夕法尼亚大学,有两个人一定要提。梁思成和林徽因!他们一起在该校攻读建筑,并在学成回国后创立了中国第一个建筑专业。当时,建筑系不收女生,林先生就报读美术,但其实修完了所有建筑课程。林先生之风骨是寄于她的爱国情怀,大爱之胸襟,多少男儿都比不上啊!而她的风情更是多少女子所羡慕与向往! 付女神宾校毕业照和合照。左起梁思成,陈岱孙,林徽因,金岳霖。 八 花园博物馆 — 华盛顿华盛顿,美国首都,原先以为像纽约噪杂,像北京气派。这次来才知道是一座花园城市。政治气氛浓,人们穿着讲究,看似大部分都是政府机构工作人员。城市规划相当整齐,几乎没有小商小贩,完全不商业化。 到达华盛顿已是下午4点,放了行李,赶往市中心。 第一站选了位于最中心的华盛顿纪念牌。纪念碑在一大片石灰平地的最中央,周围是一圈石凳。很多人坐在那里休息观光。再往外是大片大片的绿地。草地和小道上,酷爱运动的华盛顿人民在做跑步,骑车,橄榄球等运动,装备很专业。从纪念碑向西走是二战纪念碑,有很多喷泉,水池和大反思池,反思池最西面是林肯纪念堂。 林肯纪念堂附近是越战纪念碑,一面长长的黑色的墙上刻满逝者的名字。很多美国中学生们来参观,到处是鲜花,悼词。所有对于一个国家所谓正义的战争,对于另一个国家/双方国家都是灾难。 傍晚,走回到肯尼迪艺术中心,稍作停留,取车回酒店。 第二天一早来到白宫,整个建筑不大,守卫森严,外面有警车和警察。很多游客隔着栅栏拍照。白宫游览完,回到华盛顿纪念碑,沿着纪念碑向东走,路两边是很多外观风格一致的博物馆。天气炎热,日头火辣,我们改变行程,先躲进华盛顿自然历史博物馆——最大的自然历史博物馆。参观了一下午,看了画展,动物进化,天文地理,矿石和宝石及制作过程。看到拿破仑送他第二任妻子的宝石皇冠和项链。这个矿石宝石展很独特,在其它自然历史博物馆没见到过。 博物馆里有个找亲戚的相片墙,薇薇很顺利的找到一个面貌神态都很相似的亲戚!去到韩国馆,闺蜜俩都以为周华健的照片被列出展览,特意拍照给大家看看。 博物馆出来,去唐人街吃饭,躲过烈日,已是下午五点。薇薇在月球上的体重从餐馆出来,闺蜜二人一路喊累,来到国会山看国会大厦,国会大厦正在维修。走了很长的路,中途顺路参观了飞机博物馆,最终到达了潮汐湖杰斐逊纪念堂。太阳落山了,终于,在薇薇成功变身小黑薇之后结束了华盛顿之行。对华盛顿的整体印象相当不错,干净,整齐,有薇薇目前见过的最大最美的广场,最集中的各种博物馆,圆顶巨石砌成的建筑,人们都是人模人样的,运动项目很多,人民很友善。唯一缺点,太不商业化,找个饭店或卖零食的商店都难,第一天硬硬的饿了一下午,晚上九点回到酒店才叫了外卖解解饿!九 飞跃大西洋 也许曾经那些年,每个中国人都怀揣着一个美国梦吧!《北京人在纽约》都记得吧?!80年代的移民潮正凸显了这点。那时的薇薇小妹妹虽没赶上,可是在最初,爸爸对薇薇小妹妹说是要去美国留学的。由于最后找到是去英国的途径,于是与美国的谋面一拖就是十六年!早早从本次美国行程最后一站华盛顿出发,一路赶回多伦多。车程需至少八个小时。本来路上十分顺利,美国山路也修的很宽敞,完全没有盘山路,可快到布法罗(尼亚加拉美国境内所在城市)的时候,大雨封路,透过车窗前挡风玻璃,连两米内的路都看不见。缓缓开进路边的一处私人住宅前院,等着雨小些,车窗雾气散了,又继续前进。过了加拿大境很快进入多伦多。在一家中餐馆点了水煮鱼,第一次见这种水煮鱼,端上炉子和砂锅现煮,关键味道不怎样,有损多伦多中餐业的口碑呀。 回到多伦多第二天,行程中只剩casa loma城堡了。都说看过欧洲的城堡,就不需要看其它城堡了。不过,这个城堡真是很漂亮。城堡主人是军人,来自苏格兰。城堡的风格显然采用了很多苏格兰城堡的元素。城堡虽不算太大,可房间甚多,好像听解说有98间房。后花园的喷泉池很漂亮,映着城堡更加可爱!主城堡不远处有红色砖墙建的小城堡,是主人养马的城堡。不禁赞叹,连养马的城堡也如此漂亮!晚上,闺蜜和我各自会见在多伦多的朋友。之后,两拨人聚在一起去Tim Horton喝咖啡,聊天。伦敦人说伦敦最好,多伦多人说多伦多才是让人离不开的城市。忽然觉得只要有聊得来的一帮朋友在一起,到哪里生活都会有滋有味!本次行程最后一天,分别在即,本想和好友Nancy再见一面,去多伦多最佳购物中心一起购物,可是天公不作美,下起雨来!和Nancy电话告别,以后若是时间能安排在一起,异国的机场相逢,一起旅行,还会是一样的欢欣,赞叹!晚上Richard把我和闺蜜送到机场,告别,一直看我们进了安检才转身离去。本次北美之行十分感谢Richard和Richard家人对我们的殷勤照顾与帮助!这月底,就要和我的好闺蜜两地分离,异地友情了!也祝我的闺蜜事业节节高升,照顾好自己!下一站,我们还能同行吗?此时此刻,薇薇正坐在飞跃大西洋飞回伦敦的航班上!初览北美,当真感受到欧美的不同。欧洲浪漫,北美自由,你更喜欢哪里呢? 想起一段词“护照48页,但每个终点都值得赞颂千篇”!小提示Tips: 1. 纽约街头到处都是兜售各种城市观光巴车票和参观自由女神船票的。选择需慎重! 观光巴士票最好购买大公司连锁名牌的,这样每站的距离短,站点多,发车频繁; 自由女神像票要去官方的办公室买哦,不然街头零售票只兜个圈,不上岛的。 2. 在纽约,华盛顿等热门城市订住处的时候,一定要尽量提前订,最好提前半年。如果担心不能成行,可以订允许免费取消的住处,价格比不能取消的贵一点点。 如果本地住宿已订完,可以考虑在附近的卫星城入住。这样热门的大城市,交通都很发达,一般很容易中转到的。 3. 进美国边境,都会查的很严,拍照,录指纹等…还会查车和询问。会问有没有带枪支,听清楚问啥再回答,可别什么都“Yes”!

  • 赤名_G 发表了 游记  · 2017-08-27 10:16

    比法国还法国的非法国之乡

    Bio:If I could not change my background then I will change my future on my own!! Travel makes you know you better.Half EE background engineer and half DD( Design and DIY) explorer.Summary:Canada's most famous and beautiful French cities are founded by St Lawrance Rivers. A 4-day trip is enough for a non-busy trip to explore the sceneries and culture, food.Flight Options:My Base Airport is DTW, which is Delta Hub. Delta is one of the top flights in America but very expensive if you book the flight really late.One option I really provide to people who prefer an economy trip and are flexible on time is: flying from Windsor.1. Search for Google Flight (which I found google flights usually lists more options than other popular agency websites like Kayak, Priceline, Expedia)2. Porter airline is Canadian local airplane which is also called a cheap airline company!!! But after this trip, I would recommend it to a particular group of people actually.3. Porter website round trip is separated priced which gives you more options because you can actually book a multi-cities flight if you also plan to visit both Montreal and Quebec City. You can fly to Montreal and come back from Quebec and vice versa.4. Porter's customer service is good.on each way of my trip, I need to transfer in Toronto, which is Porter Headquarters.They have their own lounge that provides complimentary coffee, tea, pop, snacks, newspapers. 1)If your flight is delayed more than 2 hours, they will provide you a $15 voucher for food.2)If your flight is canceled, they will put you to the next flight and get a $100 flight voucher3)if your first flight is delayed and made you missed the connecting flight, they will provide you a $50 flight voucher, besides you can also get a $15 food voucher if your new connecting flight is in 2h+ ahead.4) Toronto city airport is by the harbor, they offer free shuttle every 15min between downtown Union Station to AirportHotels and AirbnbWe chose to stay in an Airbnb in Montreal (details below):https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/9958229?s=51In Quebec city, we stayed in hotel: L’Hôtel du Capitolewhich is in the old town and close to everything. The hotel is very French style. Really recommend it to everyone.FYI:The front desk stuff is sooooo handsome ( sorry no pictures)1st Day: Unexpected One-Day in Toronto on Canada 150th BirthdayWe choose to fly from Windsor Airport instead of DTW because is almost $300 cheaper.My friend and I got up at 4 AM and left home around 440am. I still can't believe it we made it. We arrived at Detroit- Windsor Tunnel pretty quick and there is no-one there at all. We have thought the border might be busy because of the first day of the holiday and we were totally wrong. American could hardly get up that early LOLWindsor Airport has a beautiful name YQG( Your Quick Getaway) and its parking is right beside the building. It is a small local airport, only 1 floor. you will get on the airplane directly from the runway without the bridge.We waited there a little bit earlier for check-in without knowing there is a big “surprise" waiting for us. The Porter agency told us our connecting flight from Toronto to Montreal is canceled and they put us on the later flight which would take off 6 PM, which literarily meant we lost the whole daytime for Montreal.So a no-choice PLAN B: A day in Toronto. Even though it was already my third time visiting Toronto, it was my first time here in Summer. it should be fun!!!!Porter Airline Toronto Hub is on Toronto island, it is very close to Downtown than the international airport. Porter offers a free shuttle to downtown Union Station, the shuttle even has free WIFI.BTW, my friend and I did have neither data plan nor phone service for this trip, so anywhere with WIFI will be a shelter for us, haha.Toronto Union Station is very close to downtown Toronto, about 10-15min walk. It is also a good view of Toronto Tower, you could go through Bay St up north to Old City Hall, A beautiful architecture. when you get there, you would be in really downtown.I am attracted by the beautiful orchestra music when I was near old City Hall. We followed the music, it was from the famous Nathan Phillips Square, which is their New City Hall Plaza with the big T-O-R-O-N-T-O sign. And they built up a platform and a small orchestra band is rehearsing for the afternoon performance.It was Canada National Day, and this year they are celebrating the 150th birthday!!! It was a whole day about foodie, music and walk!!! We tried the world's most fluffy Cheesecake- Japenese Tatsu Cheesecake; we had a very authentic Chinese food at Chinatown; We witnessed their reaffirmation ceremony; We experienced their diversity culture show. it is a big- big day and Toronto is filled with all kinds of celebration, activities, festivals, music, parades.We started walked back to the airport around 5. It just started raining very very hard. It was lucky that the rain did not start when the performance was undergoing. We have to wait inside until the rain gets smaller. Unexpectedly, I saw people all walking downstairs. We entered their underground "playground". Toronto is famous for its underground tunnel, which is called PATH. It is downtown Toronto's (mostly) underground walkway linking 30 kilometers of shopping, services, and entertainment. Follow PATH and you'll reach your downtown destination easily in weatherproof comfort.I pasted their official website of PATH, if you are more interested in the detail:https://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=c76e6d876c86c510VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRDAnyway, It was awesome, we just walked to Union Station without getting wet.The World biggest rubber duck in townWhen I was waiting for the flight to Toronto, I just read news saying the world biggest rubber duck will show up in Toronto harbor to celebrate Canadian 150 Birthday, so we planned to go there before boarding. However, because of the rain, it was a little bit late, so we could only walk to a nearby harbor to snap some pictures with the duck as background.Then we are back to the gate waiting for our flight to Montreal. In the sky, I snapped some beautiful clouds:The longest Firework Welcome from MontrealWe arrived Montreal around 9 PM and another half hour to the Airbnb. The Firework starts at 10 PM.So Never and Ever book Airbnb too late for a Holiday tripBefore the trip, my friend and I could not find a fixed time to discuss where to live so booking the Airbnb was delayed again and again. Even the night before we head out to Canada, we still did not get a place to stay. July 4th holiday is the busiest time for Montreal tourism. It is so hard to find a good location and a good house unless you book months ago.We really got lucky that in the last minute, we found our host: Elsa!!! Her house is so artistic but the location is not convenient. Anyway, we don't have other options so we booked it.When I first entered the house: I love it ( It is my dream house, see pictures later).After say Hi to our Host Elsa and asked about the route to get to the Fireworks, we left home and start our real exploration in Montreal.Elsa told us the BEST VIEW of FIREWORKS is Bridge: Pont Jacques-Cartier.On the way to the Airbnb, my friend told me all the signs on the freeways, stores are all in French. I have not got a strong feeling that I am already in a French only community until we got to the Metro station, and I started talking to the ticket booth staff in English. He shaked his head: don't understand in English. I was panic. Then my friend started talking to them in French. She was truly a saver for me. She told me she only knows a little bit French but I don't believe her, lol.It turned out that all Montreal Metro is French only too, the Metro map, metro broadcast and all passengers talking in ----- French. It is a bit of shock to me. I did not expect it is that much French.Finally, we got to Papineau Station. All people got off from that stop and we were all there for the Fireworks. It has started 5 mins more ago. Fireworks are so transient that the watchers are always worriing: is this the last one? It has been 15mins since it started. The sky still looks fantastic. Another highlight came, then another... till the final "curtain call "section lasted totally more than 1min leaving all sparkling stars hanging there. Crowds were all clapping spontaneously and it was an unforgettable night in my life!!You know it: nothing can catch the beauty of the fireworks other than your eye. But I still want to share some pictures here:Happy 150th Birthday to Canada, Happy 375th Birthday to Montreal!AirBnB- A romantic French artConsidering the Price, our host's little house is the best option I think. I think it should be my favorite western style home. its title is not listed as a Designer's home, but it is absolutely a designer's artistic house for me.Most importantly, she has two cutest cats and one huge but adorable German shepherd.Loo is waiting for ElsaCats and Dog live happily together2nd Day: As if I am in FranceWe started our whole day exploration after a natural wake up in the morning.Now, let's startsMontreal City Passthere are a weekend pass( CAD$ 13.5)and a 1 day pass-24h(CAD$10) for a short-term visit to Montreal. I really recommend travelers to purchase it because the Metro is charged based on the times of taking the metro, not the stops.You swap ticket when you get in the station and get out freely without any resistance. One way $3.5, round trip $5.First Stop: Montreal Olympic ParcMontreal held Canadian's first Olympic in summer of 1976. Olympic Parc is one of the Metro stops of Green line. when you get off from the Metro, the Olympic Stadium is in front of your eyes.Honestly, it is under my expectation because it is so old. It is like big concretes are everywhere with no life. No matter where you go, the dirt from rain is left on the seats, handles, stairs. It seems no event was held there for a long time. A few people jogging around the stadium.With a few 'I am here' photos, we get to the subway to the next stop: McGill.Second Stop: Downtown Montreal, Two surprisesWhen we get off from Subway, we entered Montreal huge underground tunnel system-RESO. It is the largest underground complex in the world.Nearly 500,000 people use it per day. It stretches for 32 kilometers (20 miles) and covers 4 million square meters. I have to ask Information Desk to get out to the ground level, lol.It was actually playing a big game outside that day: International Cycling Game- Le Grand Defi.It was also my first time to see a live cycling game. Crowds were cheering with Music. But most importantly, I started loving this city right after I entered the ground world, it is a skyscraper world. However, It is not just like big cities like New York or Chicago. It is a city scattered with many cathedrals. When you walk through the streets, you could encounter Baroque or Gothic style architectures.The ones I met are:Mary, Queen of the World CathedralSt. James United Church:The Downtown of Montreal is just like a downtown as you expected, a little bit like Chicago because of all kinds of architectures.Not far from the Cycling race, another surprise is waiting for us!! it was Montreal Jass International Music Festival.It was 2 PM, a Band just started performance, it is so hot outside, but the crowds are hotter and crazier than the weather. I haven't see crowds for a long time. So happy.I did some research on Wikipedia and found that Montreal is named North America's leading host city for international association events. That is why! haha.Sushi ShopA sushi chain restaurant, I really recommend Sushi Burrito. DadadaDA:Ha, Montreal restaurants always have many Asian flavor drinks:lychee, guava...OK, Here are more Historical and Geography data about Montreal:Montreal covers most of the Island of Montreal and at the confluence of Saint Lawrance and Ottawa River. It used to be the commercial capital of Canada before the Olympics of 1976. It is the second primary largest French speaking city in the world after Paris. It was named a UNESCO City of Design.Third Stop: the old Montreal!!! the best oneI personally like Montreal Downtown better than Toronto's. In Toronto, I could walk entire downtown from city hall to U of Toronto, to Chinatown, to Union Station. While Montreal is bigger because it not only has more skyscrapers, which is newer downtown, but also it has its old downtown, which is southeast of downtown Montreal. The old Montreal is famous historical and tourism. Old Port of Montreal, City Hall, Bousecourse Market and the most famous one: Notre-Dame de Montreal Basilica are all here.What I like best in Montreal is the Old Montreal too. My friend is German and she also admitted that old Montreal is really like a Europe city. The architectures and street layout remind her of Europe a lot.Montreal Old Town Walking TourI really recommend you to join the walking tour from Guitatour. You can find it in front of Notre-Dame de Montreal Basilica. If you could not find them, Just ask the staff work in Notre-Dame.It is the best way you can understand this city correct in a limited time. But the most important reason is that you can skip the line to get into Notre-Dame de Montreal Basilica, which is usually more than 100 people during any holiday.Our guide is Pierre( French name, can't spell here), a very knowledgeable and humorous Montrealer. He has been a tour guide for more than 10 years( if I remembered correctly). He is really passioning about showing his hometown, his favorite city.The first stop is the Notre-Dame Basilica. The outside of this church is just like regular Gothic Revival style, but I bet no one won't be shocked by the interior. When you step into the door, your breath will stop for a second!!!I have not been to France or Notre-Dame de Paris. After I searched the interior of Notre-Dame de Paris interior. I can honestly say that Notre-Dame Basilica interior wins!!!! Simply speaking, the architects built another architecture inside it.My first response to this master piece is that I feel it is not real!!! it is so delicate! the engraver, the window, the paint, the spiral stairs. There is also a Hall in the back which can be reserved for a wedding ( if you are lucky, the tour guide will show it to you if there is no event going on there).Pierre told us Basilica is the second cathedral in Montreal. It could be called the sister of Notre-Dame de Paris. The church is complete by 3 phases, while the interior work is done at the last.WIKIPEDIA link:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notre-Dame_Basilica_(Montreal) After Notre-Dame, Pierre walked us around other famous architectures in the old town. We went to the busiest European Streets with full of shops, restaurants. He recommended us some coffee places, Maple Syrup shop, galleries. I could not move my eyes from all the windows show shelves or resist of the sweetest maple syrup.Here are some interesting moments from the tour, I forget the detail of the history of this beautiful city, but the pictures could last forever.The first building of Montreal: they were warehouses, and now they renovate them to become apartments.The first mayor of Montreal (Female): Janne ManceCity Hall:A Hotel and its garden. Apple tree grew on the wall!! So genius.French FoodAs we were in French district, the only thing I must to find out is always the Souffle!!!We found one that serves chocolate souffle but it is not really that good. Let me know if you know any other better places.Almost all the restaurants in Old Montreal is French restaurants. You can enjoy a really decent French food at a reasonable price!!Montreal Electronics Music Festival- IglofestAnother interesting event happens in winter every year here is the Electronics Music Festivals-Iglofest- the world coldest fest. During the coldest time here, it is usually -20C. All the crazy fans still gather together here dancing in the snow!!! It must be a funny scene that no one wants to miss, lolThe cheapest enjoyable way from Montreal to Quebec City华景旅行网 http://www.sinoramabus.com We planned our trip by flying multi-cities so we could save more time for sightseeing. We flew to Montreal and planned to take bus or train to Quebec and the second day in Quebec, we would fly back home.When I was searching the fares of train/ bus from Montreal to Quebec. The Bus has more schedules while the train might go through beautiful sceneries. Bus fare is around CAD $50-60 while the train is almost $90. The Bus is 3h while the train is 4.5h.However, I found something interesting from Montreal city information center. I was there looking for a 1-day tour from Montreal to Quebec because I know in this way, I could just not come back with the tour group and we have a tour guide to show us around.We went to a tourism company in downtown Montreal but unfortunately, the next day tour is fully booked. They were Chinese company though, the staff there are very friendly and suggest us to try information center.The staff from IC( Information Center) gave us a list of all the tour company that offered 1-day trip to Quebec. I searched their websites and found all those companies are Chinese companies. That is why the 1-day tour is sooo cheap- CAD $35. If you go with a Canadian company, they charge $110. Luckily, only one company still have seats so we got our spots.The next day tour bus trip start from 7 am. We meet our tour guide at Chinatown and there are totally 3 buses go to Quebec on the same day. This trip includes an extra attraction which was not in our plan before, Montmorency Fall.Actually, It really worth going.Montmorency FallsMontmorency Falls are located northeast of the Quebec city, around 30min driving. they are the highest fall in the province of Quebec. They are at 84meters high and 46 meters wide. They are 30 meters higher than Niagara Falls. The guide said, "People go to Niagara to see width of the falls and come here to the heights.When you stand in the bridge build on the top of the fall, the view is amazing.They even have zip line, so you can cross the fall by sliding down. But unfortunately, we did not have enough time for it.One thing I do not really like Chinese tourism company is that they always bring you to a particular restaurant to eat (very likely Chinese Buffet) and even they don't force you to join their recommended the activity but the free time is so limited so you have to join. This time, they wanted us to buy Cable car to get to the top of the fall because we only had 60 min stop for this sightseeing while if you don't take the cable car, it takes you around "45" min to get to the top.My friend and I really wanted to get to the top but we wanted to Climb by ourselves because it is a good workout option. We went to the ticket counter of the cable car and asked how long to get to the top, the lady just said 20 min.WOW, it is a big difference!!!!The Stairs look like this:From Lower landFrom Highland:It turned out that it only takes us 15min. We are up here:I really enjoyed this tour bus even though they have some hidden fees: lunch buffet( $19), Cable cart to the top of the fall ($15) and a conservatory to see 360 degrees of Quebec city ($12). But all those are not forced. We did not go for the lunch with the group nor for the cable cart. So I only spend $55 that I come to Quebec and see extra attractions.I think I am proud of Chinese people. In general, the tour bus trip service is well-planned and worth its value. Even though it still has room to improve (e.g mention hidden fees on the website and be more knowledgeable about the attractions) I believe its business will get better.3rd Day: Quebec CityQuebec City is one of the oldest European settlements in North America. It is all the time the capital of Quebec Province. It is French speaking province because it was founded by Samuel de Champlain, a French explorer and diplomat on 3 July 1608. Although the Acadian settlement at Port-Royal was established three years earlier, Quebec came to be known as the cradle of the Francophone population of North America. The place seemed favorable to the establishment of a permanent colony.Quebec old town is the only fortified city north of Mexico in North America.French explorer Jacques Cartier built a fort at the site in 1535, where he stayed for the winter before going back to France in spring 1536. He came back in 1541 with the goal of building a permanent settlement. This first settlement was abandoned less than one year after its foundation, in summer 1542, due in large part to the hostility of the natives combined with the harsh living conditions during winter. The Fort turned out to be the powerful defense against British during four French and Indian Wars.The population starts from Old Town, which is the lower part of the town. It is also considered the downtown of Quebec city while the upper town is considered to be a rich people town though.There are couple famous sightseeing in lower town: old port, Museum of Civilization, Place Royale. It is a very European style architectures, like the most famous scene in the movie: Danish Girl, which shot in Copenhagen. The only difference is that here are not by the water.Restaurants, galleries, shops!!! So much for me to explore. lolBest Hot Chocolate ShopNo Explanation needed with this picture: 20 different hot chocolate. It is perfect for a rainy day.Interesting Ceiling Design:You can also dip your sorbet into one of those 20 flavors malted chocolate.I asked them why not open one branch in the USA, they said, for now, those are only in Quebec province. They will open another branch in Toronto and maybe in the future in USA!!!Here is the yelp link:https://www.yelp.com/biz/chocolato-qu%C3%A9bec-2Chateau FrontenacI think all the people who go to Quebec will fall in love with that castle- Chateau Frontenac. When at the conservatory, I have seen a special tower that stands out from all the buildings in Quebec city. When you are right front of it, you will be stunned.I could feel I was in Hogwarts. It was like real Hogwarts in the real world.Chateau in French means castle. It is a hotel open in 1893. I think everyone who plans to go to Quebec city would like to stay a night, while, the tour guide told us the cheapest one night stay would be more than $400. However, luckily, its underground and 1st levels are open to the public. You can also join their special chateau tour with a guide. In this way, you can even visit the famous Grand Ballroom, if it is not in useI joined their tour and I think it worths the money ($20). We went to different sites in the hotels. One of my favorite parts is a hallway where you can find bee house in the roof gardens. The guide told us all the honey and vegetables that served in this hotel are from their gardens, all organic and freshest.Bee houses:The roof of Chateau is green, which is made of copper. Every time they replace a new copper roof, it takes 7 years to get copper oxidized to become beautiful turquoise green (my favorite color) Is that material amazing?The final stop is the Grand Ballroom. The high ceiling, chandelier, the painting, the pattern on the rug.Honestly, It is grand, I feel it is missing something: yes, the dining table and all the dining wares. It should be like:There is an interesting history the guide told us. During the first battle between French people in Quebec city against English explorers, the battle wins even before the start. When French saw English army came by ships, they did not send armies out of the Fort to fight. Instead, he waited. Because when British came, it was summer, while they did not expect the cold in Quebec city. With winter coming, the river would freeze and it will be too cold for them to fight. So they just went back. How smart the French are!!La Citadelle de QuébecBritish army's uniform is the funniest and most adorable uniforms in the world I think. The fluffy black high hat with the royal scarlet suits is always eye-catchy. It almost covers their eyes however they could not look anywhere else except the front, no matter how hilarious expression you make right in front of their faces.I always want to watch the changing of the guard of the British army in Great Britain. While in Quebec city, you got luck too. You can see the Changing of the Guard daily at 10 am at La Citadelle from June 24 to Labor day on the Citadelle's Parade grounds.The Changing of the Guard has been a tradition at the Citadelle of Quebec since 1928 except for a brief hiatus between 1939 and 1945. The ceremony features soldiers of the Royal 22 Regiment decked out in their scarlet regimental dress and bearskins as the "new guard" relieves the "old guard" after 24 hours of sentry duty at the Citadelle's entrance. It is based on the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and is the only such ceremony in the province.For me, I was not aware of this until I came to the La Citadelle. They offer a guided tour to the Citadelle and Museum. I am not that into History and Wars, but the tour is still very interesting, it shows how the army was living there and how to defend. If you have the admission to the Citadelle and Museum, you could come back next day for the Changing of Guard. Unfortunately, I have already booked the tour to the Chateau so I missed it this time. It is so windy there:Place RoyaleBoth Upper Town and Lower Town are very well-developed tourism areas. Even though I have not been to Europe before, By walking in the old town makes me feel I was in Europe already!!!Place Royale is a picturesque pedestrian streets district that gathers galleries, museums, and church: Notre-Dame_des_Victoires.The Eye Deceiving Murals of Quebec CityThe murals were commissioned between 1999 and 2008 to celebrate 400 years birthday of Quebec city. La Fresque des Québécois was the first mural to be completed in 1999. It is a 420 square meters mural that is really eye deceiving. The mural is depicting the city's key architectural monuments including the stairs connecting the upper and lower town, the walls, the various cultural communities: Amerindians, French and British settlers and Irish immigrants.if you stand there and take a picture, it will look like you are inside it, like:Last but not the least: Food in Quebec CityOf course, the 1st option is authentic French. Usually, it is kind of expensive to find a good French restaurant in America. Now it is the time to pick and decide. So many restaurants for you. My friend and I just wandering around the street and picked one after we read the menu.One of the most famous French dishes is Crepe!! I believe every French breakfast restaurant will offer crepe. We just randomly found one through Yelp. It turned out to be very very delicious.The simplest crepe: Egg ham Crepe is the greatest one.I am a super fan of Souffle, however, I did not find any restaurant offers that which really surprises to me. If you find one, please comments and let me know. Thanks2nd option: Italian.I am not so sure why there are so many Italian restaurants, but it might because French and Italian are very similar??? I found one Italian restaurant to try because they have eel ink Pasta, which is my favorite.So yummy.3nd option: Quebec food (especially Putine)They called it Quebec Putine. Putine is a loaded potato chips. I remember when I went to Toronto, people there told me the most famous food is Putin. This time, I was in Quebec. It is the same thing. I believe all Canadians love it because it is sooooo cold in Canada so this fatty greasy food could make them keep warm!!! must be true.4th Day: Second trip to TorontoOur return flight was Porter again and we also had transfer flight in Toronto. Very very likely and unfortunately our flight from Quebec city to Toronto got delayed while our transfer time was only 20min.Guess what: We missed our second flight. Porter put us at a later flight which was 3hours later and we got a free lunch voucher of %15 from them.Our first thought was to go to Toronto Harbor again to find that rubber duck and take pictures. However, it was gone. I read the news it says it was only there from Jul 1st to 3rd. We got out from the airport and started a long walk by the harbor. I noticed a common phenomenon here of all the city by the lake/sea/water: They love the beach, even here is not a real beach at all. lolThe beaches here are really narrow and small. They still like to:There are a lot of ships, sails, boats in the harbors and I met Empire Sandy, hahaha. I wish I can drive my sail out one day.Before heading back to the airport, let me look at this beautiful city again: Bye Toronto, Bye Canada, See you soon.Finally some good pictures in air:

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  • ge_mimi 回答了问题 · 2018-10-03 09:24

    从魁北克市到蒙特利尔有长途大巴吗?

    有火车:https://www.viarail.ca/en/explore-our-destinations/trains/ontario-and-quebec/montreal-quebec-city​有大巴:https://www.orleansexpress.com/en/montreal-quebec-bus/

  • adawang115 回答了问题 · 2018-09-07 21:27

    #加拿大 魁北克市#魁北克市公交车问题

    做过魁北克的巴士,和国内一样,要么交通卡(但对游客不适用),要么付现金投币,不找零。要么DAY PASS。如果一定时间内要转乘,在撕转乘票。

  • 唐僧老哥哥 回答了问题 · 2018-07-21 08:32

    魁北克市旅游停车问题

    魁北克老城区内停车的确不容易,而且大街上停车的标示都是法文,很难辨别。我们是停在芳缇娜附近酒店的室内停车场,26刀24小时随便进出。这样就无后顾之忧,可以在老城区随便逛了。

  • hui1952 回答了问题 · 2018-06-28 08:12

    蒙特利尔魁北克值得去么

    欧洲去过20多个国家,确实很多经典,蒙特利尔和魁北克就城市整体景观感觉和欧洲的很多城市差了许多,但体验不同的风景和风情还是值得一去的。

  • hui1952 回答了问题 · 2018-04-16 09:42

    魁北克市呆几天比较好?

    魁北克如果不去圣安东尼和周边2天差不多,蒙特朗布朗的秋叶最漂亮,多伦多感觉4天有点多,中间去1天大瀑布,市区2天够了。

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