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Le Casse-Crêpe Brenton


Between studying and trying to figure out the conjugations, I have managed to find a small window of time to make a post. Hip, hip hoorah!!!! Prior to coming to Québec City, I decided to ask some of my friends to recommend where I should go and what I should eat and one of the places that was recommended to me was Le Casse-Crêpe Brenton in Old Québec (Vieux-Québec) for crêpes and as you can see, it was pretty awesome. I had a choice between savory crêpes or dessert crêpes but since it was close to lunch time I opted for the savory crêpe which had ham, swiss cheese and asparagus in it and I think it covered a good chunk of the food groups. I definitely felt I got my money’s worth given the portion size and the quality of the crêpe. (Tip: Go early, they get busy very fast!!)

The experience was quite positive and I managed to order in French, not well but I was getting some much needed practice. There was a bit of franglais or Frenish if you will. Although many of the staff were bilingual and the menu was also available in English, I always felt that trying to speak in the respective language is the way to go whenever you are visiting a new place.



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Since the journey in Asia has ended, I decided to make my way to Québec City. However, I am not here on a journey but rather to study French for a few weeks. I had studied French while I was in school and later in my adult life but living in Toronto, opportunities to practice the language are rare. I am not sure how much I will improve or where this takes me but for the next few weeks I will be taking another break from blogging while I study. Once I return to Toronto, I hope to have some time to post about this other side of the country.

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Last Night in Kyoto


It’s been one amazing journey in Asia and sadly all good things must come to an end. I wasn’t sure how I wanted to spend my last night in Japan before I fly home so I decided to walk around and find some inspiration. Being the geek that I am, inspiration came pretty quick in the form of conveyor belt sushi. I had watched a lot of dramas and shows featuring this so its been rather gratifying being able to try it out myself.


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Nishiki Market


It’s a bit blurry, I know but in my defence I was too busy eating. I might want to stop multitasking when I am trying to take a picture. Nishiki Market is a fun place for anyone who is a foodie because as you walk down this strip there are tons of food samples available as well as stores selling cookware and other items that you might need in the kitchen. If you love food as much as I do, this is an awesome place to visit when in Kyoto.

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Nijo Castle


Imposing, overwhelming, awesome? I think all three of those words are pretty accurate descriptions of Niji Castle. Despite the fact that it is now a tourist site, there is a sense of intrigue that has not been lost over the centuries and you feel that when you step into Ninomaru Palace which is located within the castle. It is within Ninomaru Palace that you feel as though you are back in the Edo Period as there are beautiful artwork, tatami mats and mannequins displaying the daily life of court. I wished I was able to share a photo but due to the vulnerability of the artifacts photography was prohibited. If the chance ever arises to allow you to walk through these gates, I say go for it without hesitation.