I love walking. When I get to a city, I like to stay in a central location and just walk until I can’t walk any longer. I prefer this method because you discover all sorts of things, like art!
I was walking through Old Quebec City and I started to notice all these modern art installations, like this one called Delirious Frites.
And then as I was walking along the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, I saw a wonderful scene painted on the stairs.
I was away from home for over 2 months. It was hard to keep up with my mileage with the crazy schedule I had, so I just made it a goal to get out and run. Simple as that. Some days it was only 15 or 20 minutes but I was okay with that. I only missed 4 days in total: 2 because of rain and 2 were travelling days. The biggest benefit about running in a new place is that you get to see all the little nooks and crannies of it.
Running in Gatineau,Quebec.
Still in Quebec!
1. Chai Latte obsession.
Pass. I had one at a cafe in town. It tasted off. I could’ve ordered the wrong drink, but I think chai latte is the same in French and English.
2. 2 blog entries per month.
3. Food garden.
I’m assuming my basil plant is alive. I just messaged my cousin to send me a picture. Lol.
4. Run a marathon.
Done. See post here.
5. Learn to cook.
No cooking here but will start back when I return. That’s if they’ll ever let me out of here!
I bought the Festival Bag from Lululemon before I left for Quebec. I wanted a bag that was pretty enough to take out in the evening but versatile enough to take with me on my crazy adventures. I love this bag because you can wear it as a purse, a hip sack, or any other way you discover. Unfortunately, Lululemon is notorious for discontinuing items quickly, so grab it while you can.
Here’s a picture of me using it as a hip sack for hiking.
I’m just about to start my 7th week of French class in the beautiful province of Quebec. My time here is flying by. Anyway, if you need a good reference for French-English translation, I suggest WordReference.com. I like it because it gives you examples of different phrases on how you can use the word. It also tells you if the word is masculine or feminine. Why is a car in French feminine? Who knows…
Happy travels :)