Friday, December 11, 2015

My Travels in the City of Quebec || PART I

It's unfortunate. I had all these great plans for Christmasy/holiday posts this season. It was my intention to get back into a semi-regular posting schedule on the blog. Alas, life decided I had better things to do. It is now December 11, and I don't have a single Christmas/holiday post in the Que. So it goes.

But despite not having any holiday posts pre-planned, I will be posting a few posts of my time here in Quebec (which are decently holiday themed because Canada does Christmas pretty darn well). I am here in this pleasant, but chilly, European city as a kind of mini vacation (even though I still have school and work to do). So the photos below are a few of my travelings and sightseeing thus far. And it is my sincere intention to get a few more photo/descriptive posts of Quebec up in the next few days. 

For any European (and specifically French) lovers, Quebec is a great city to visit. It's decidedly European with it's old, Gothic architecture and it's quaint little shops and homemade treats. It's also very Maine-ish, with it's Maple everything and it's numerous options of plaids, boots, scarves, hats 'n such.

Also, did you know that Canadians here in Quebec legitimately speak MOSTLY French. I mean I know Canada has a huge French influence, but most everything here is in French. Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining. I like a good challenge, and I like the feeling that I am in Europe. But if I had known, I could have at least brushed up a little on my French or even have brought a small French/English dictionary with me. My over-planning side is yelling at me right now. Ah well. Tis grand to be here, French communication barrier 'n all.

Au Revoir!

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Friday, December 4, 2015

All the Finals

Well then, it's THAT time of the year again. F I N A L S. Which means: 

no sleep
all the stress
no social life 
or maybe more of a social life because you are procrastinating so much
all the procrastination
and simply not enough time

In light of all the "joys" this finals season brings, I'd like to share with you 

I know I don't have all the answers, but I have some helpful advice on how to kick these finals ... because I've been there 10+ times. 

So high schooler or college student, go get 'em!

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