Just after the 4th of July fireworks in New Jersey, US and just after the barbecue dinner, family gathering we suddenly decided to go to Quebec City in Canada.
It was about 2 AM on July 5th we decided to pack our bags and head off on the roads – all tired and drained from the fun and activities from the day before. The distance from NJ to Quebec City is about 8 hours and 30-minute drive. Originally we were supposed to leave the home at 2 AM, but it turned it 3 AM and we finally left 3 AM, haha! We are Indians, we have to follow the Indian Standard Time (IST – always late with arrivals and departures).
We reached at our hotels at about 1:30 PM. My brother and I were totally knocked out from the packing and the party from the day before, we were totally drained. The first thing we did was look for restaurants to eat because we were STARVING. Whilst we were looking, mum Patel surprised us by making an Indian snack called Bhel out of scratch – leftover fruits and vegetables from our travel ride here.
It was about 3 PM we left for the Old Quebec city tour but we reached there at around 5 PM due to the insane amount of traffic. The city is ABSOLUTELY breathtaking. I couldn’t help but take pictures of the palace the tourist spot of it. The shops, streets and the mansion itself says a story of it’s own. The fountains and the streets lit up at the night time giving the old city a unique look.
We walked around for a bit, took pictures, had a coffee at a beautiful bakery shop called Cafe La Maison Smith. Since we already had lunch at our motel, we decided to grab a bit outside for dinner. We went to LA Pizz for a meal and we ordered the large vegetarian pizza, which is their number 1 seller as well as healthy in a way since it is filled with vegetables. And for drinks, I ordered virgin Mojito (alcohol-free drink).
Here are some pictures I took on the first day of the Quebec City tour 🙂