Hôtel de Glace: Guys, I have a lot of photos on my flickr and facebook, but none of them do this place justice. Built in six weeks, with different themes and sculptures each year, it is truly magnificent. And yes, it was chilly, but really not as bad as you’d think. The night hot tubs and sauna helped with that part a lot though. The sleeping bags are more than warm enough, and the staff is helpful and friendly.
Quebec: One of the most charming little cities I’ve ever been to. You really do feel like you’re in the middle of France with the cobblestone streets and painted shop fronts. The creperies, the coffee and the micro-brewed beer we tried were all delicious. The people were extremely proud of their French heritage, but so willing to help us out, even switching languages when my small French vocabulary was exhausted.
Physalis: It’s this delightful little fruit kind of like a cherry tomato but more like a cherry tangerine. They’re sweet and tangy. We went grocery shopping for our lunches and bought a basket. I think we ate all of them in a day and a half 😀
Traveling Companion: I’m used to traveling on my own. In fact, it’s been the norm for most of my international trips. It’s awesome because you get to make your own schedule, do whatever only you want to do, and meet some fantastic people. The only downside is having to find a stranger to take photos of you, and coming back with no one to share the experience with. I am so happy I had my mister with me traveling. He helped calm me down when inevitable travel problems cropped up, he carried my bag for me (score right?), and we got to giggle and kiss and be exhausted together.
See Also: sexy secrets from boys, bananas, Girl Scout cookies, being back home, a good interview, dressing down this week, English Breakfast tea, photos from my favorites, birthday wishes, hotel pizza, revisiting airports that took to you to a different place in a different time, falling snow.