Nice to meet you here. Your post made me reminisce about my own travels. I know what you mean about remembering the small things that stick in your head the most.
I think I know what street you're talking about in Quebec, but I don't remember the name either! I had a few relatives way back when who lived there but we don't visit very often anymore. But I know what you mean about Niagara, very impressive! I didn't even mind the water misting over me (although I could have done without the stinky rubber raincoats they provided for the passengers) Did you go on the boat as well to get up close to the falls? I think it's called "The Maiden", but I could be wrong, I was only 16 at the time.
In Montreal, did you happen to go to the old Port? That's one of the places tourists often see. But my favorite is St. Denis street, on Le Plateau, not far from the Mont Royal. It's full of eccentric shops, craft and jewelry boutiques, designer clothing stores, second-hand clothing stores and restaurants with every ethnic food you can think of.
I've never been to Liverpool, the closest I got was Paris! lol Aside from there I also went to Italy for a month, living in Florence for a month and visiting other cities on the week-ends. I took Italian classes during the week as part of my BA (not part of my degree though). Of all the things I remember about Italy, it was the small stuff: a violin street performer playing every night, the strawberry ice cream (!), grocery shopping on Fridays and bumping into a painter, watching his work progress every week. Those are the things that really stick with you.
The best and coolest thing about that trip in Europe was on the way home though: My friend and I had stand-by tickets to and fro and coming back to Canada was trickier than leaving. So as we waited to find out if any seats would be empty, some stewardess comes up to us and asked us if we were bilingual (we were). We boarded but not into the plane, into the cockpit! (this was July 2001, approx. 2 months before 9/11) We travelled the whole way and even listened in on the flight lingo they used. It was the experience of a lifetime!
So tell me about Liverpool? what's the best thing about your city?
Well, it was nice chatting, see you later.
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