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Canada by simon1287 on 30 September 2005 7:10pm
Hello all,
I have just returned from visiting Eastern Canada.
I roamed around Toronto, down to see the falls at Niagara (Touristic I know but you cannot miss it), up Highway 401 to Montreal (It's a piece of Europe in North America) stopping off in Kingston and to see the thousand Islands and then an afternoon in Quebec City before returning back from Ottawa.
A truly marvellous experience and I would write more but I don't want to bore you all ;-).
Re: Canada by suzulu on 2 October 2005 1:14am
Sounds great, Simon!
Re: Canada by tucsonmike on 3 October 2005 12:21am
Nah, you wont bore us. I've been to those places. Will comment later.
Re: Canada by love2travel on 3 October 2005 4:54pm

There are three excellent Canada travelogues on TheTravelzine web site, http://www.thetravelzine.com

According to Don and Linda, Brockville, Ontario is worth a detour for the Fish and Chips at Don's (no relation): http://www.brockville.com/business_details.cfm?IDcompany=2932 but you U.K. people would be the best judge of that. :-)
Re: Canada by simon1287 on 20 October 2005 1:08pm
Sorry for the delay in posting back; I've been a little busy.
Thanks for those links love2travel; at a glance the travelogues look interesting and I'm going to read them later.
I personally find there is no better way to brush off a long day than reading about peoples travels, organising another trip or watching a Michael Palin series.
Last night I plunged for the Michael Palin series, watching Programmes 2 and 3 of Full Circle again.

Is anyone else going to the evening with Michael on the 27th November at the Palace Theatre?
Re: Canada by suzulu on 20 October 2005 2:40pm
I am hopefully going to the Palace Theatre on 27th November, Simon.
Re: Canada by Brittanic on 22 November 2005 11:11am
I, like all here I guess, was inspired by the travels. I decided to study for a few months in Vancouver. With only 20kgs to last 4 months I had only one luxury - dvds. In fact, I'm watching 80 days right now.

I myself have been down to Seattle (taking 2 hours to cross the border!) and have been up past Squamish to Whistler. I can't help but think that subconciously I was following the full cicle route! It's beautiful here, fuly deserviing of its title of best city in the world.

I can't help but think Michael Palin is responsible for me being here!

Re: Canada by jane_whittingham on 26 November 2005 9:19am
Yay for Canada! ^_^ I'm originally from Ottawa, but I've lived most of my life in Vancouver. I'm glad you like my city!! It helps having both mountains and ocean, makes for very beautiful vistas! I have never been to Quebec, however, and I'd really like to sometime, its a very different culture, so I'm sure it would be very interesting.
Re: Canada by simon1287 on 27 November 2005 3:24am
I'd say that Quebec is unlike most of Canada, including Montreal in the same province!
I like it though. It's got an almost Mediterranean feel about it.
By the way, I just thought I would mention to anybody interested in travelling overland and hasn't already been introduced to it, you should get yourself a copy of the Thomas Cook Overseas Timetable.
It's one of the most useful guides available in relation to surface transport.
Re: Canada by tucsonmike on 27 November 2005 3:50am
I've spent time in Ottawa. I've also been to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Enjoyed all of my experiences.
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