I always feel that a place is truly defined by its food because, in the words of Cesar Chavez, “the people who give you their food, give you their heart.”
“Who are you?” said the Caterpillar.
“I — I hardly know, sir, just at present — at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.” – Alice in Wonderland
I always wondered where they got the inspiration for the famous BBC series Fawlty Towers. Now I know.
Our French is pretty limited, so we ask the hotel guy to book us a cab to the car rental depot. He orders a cab to the airport instead, because “Personne n’est assez stupide pour conduire de Montréal à Niagara Falls!” (literally “nobody is stupid enough to drive from Montreal to Niagara Falls!”)
Our cruise to New England and Canada has been such a great success that I reckon I should share the benefits of our collective learnings with all the “newbies” out there. So, here’s my top five tips for those who dream of cruising.
I was beginning to think that old Quebec smells a bit, er how should I say, agricultural. Then I realised, we’re riding in a carriage that’s behind the horse.
Another day, another new experience. Like most new things we try, we suck at it the first time!