The old city is not very large, and there should be enough day for a surface inspection. Against the background of European cities, it would not be very noticeable, but for North America the square kilometer of a rather integral ensemble of the 18th and 19th centuries is a completely unique thing. Cities of this time are also in the USA (for example, Newport), but the architecture there is completely different. Quebec, despite the fact that most of the center was built or rebuilt under the British, retains clear features of French influence, and the presence of the fortress wall and the St. Lawrence River – the second most powerful North American watercourse – makes it unique. Continue reading
One has only to cross the border of the USA and Canada, as everything changes around. At first it is noticeable on the roads: it’s not that they are so obviously getting worse, but still not American. Here is the time to perk up, praising the Motherland, but this is not only our problem, it turns out!
And then you start to look around and completely forget about the roads, about fatigue and about the desire to take a nap under the rustle of wheels. Because, on the sides, absolutely incredible pictures of a luxurious Canadian fall open … Forests are colored, perhaps, with all shades of yellow, orange, burgundy, violet and even chocolate colors. There is something to watch: here, because of a sharp turn, blue-blue mountains appeared, in multi-colored spots of forests. Continue reading
I dreamed about Canada, but somehow cautiously, timidly and uncertainly. Dreams were hindered by stories about visa difficulties, complete incomprehensions from which side to take on this country, and how you can still see it. But Niagara Falls attracted, and it was from the Canadian side.
The decision ripened somewhat unexpectedly. The Hawaiian vacation presented a meeting with an interesting Canadian, who, like us, was ready to get up at 4 in the morning and rush to meet the dawn at a remote point on the island. It was there, setting up a tripod and waiting for the first rays of the sun, and an exchange of views took place, whether we should start with Canada. The deep conviction of the Canadian side that tourists from Russia in Canada are always happy that talking about difficulties with visas is just talking and there’s absolutely nothing to fear, that Canada is an incredibly beautiful country, and that you have to fly there in late September to enjoy the beauty of the Canadian autumn. our next plans and, in conversation, a new word appeared – Canada. Continue reading