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Quebec City pictures 2

Quebec City pictures

Some people have requested that I post some pictures. So I’ve included some pictures in this post. Here are a few things I’ve noticed about Quebec City so far:

1) 50% of the people we’ve encountered have spoken very little or no English (and they all work in the service industry).

2) I’ve yet to see any immigrants. Everyone is white here. Even the people serving Chinese food and Japanese food at the mall are all white. It’s quite the culture shock from living in Toronto for over 4 years.

3) When I went to the largest mall, Gap and R&W were the ONLY clothing stores I could find. When I inquired where all the clothing stores were, the girl I asked deferred me to her co-worker who spoke a little bit of English. She didn’t seem to have any information for me on where I could find a Banana Republic, H&M, Club Monaco, Parasuco, American Eagle or Hollister store. Maybe it was my English accent. After getting back to the hotel and doing a search, there didn’t seem to be any of these stores in the Quebec City area. The big stores were only available in Montreal. Everything in this city seems European except it’s missing the fashion part of the European culture.

4) Every store seems to close down at 5:00 or 5:30. Even this close to Christmas.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16252632293116411353 iBrett

    Beautiful pictures, Jim. It looks like you’re enjoying a very memorable trip. The lighting on the first two––being outside under night skies and street lamps––looks terrific.

    When I visited Quebec City before, I stayed at the Chateau Frontenac, so I was very pleased to see it among you posted pictures.

    Enjoy the rest of your stay.

  • Anonymous

    HEY, that’s my girlfriend!!!