Our Canadian vacation is quickly becoming a distant memory and I wanted to finish writing about this chapter of our lives before we begin our new travel plans which are quickly approaching on us. I don’t know about y’all, but this year is quickly getting away from me and it’s about time I get things in order. If you’ve been following my blog, I apologize in advance for the inconsistency of published posts. I have started a full-time job which is making it harder to find the time to write. Just know that my blog is extremely important to me and I intend on keeping up with writing but for the rest of this year, my posts may be few and far in-between.
You can find my other Canadian chapters below.
Going through all of our pictures again is making me long for the snow and peacefulness that Canada has to offer. It truly is a wonderful place to visit especially during December. The next few days of our trip were filled with relaxation and wandering around Quebec but before we get into too much detail, I must begin this post by telling you about our daily trip to a special place.
There was this little hot chocolate cafe called Baguette & Chocolat. It became our all time favorite place to go. In fact, we ended up there every day once after breakfast and then once after dinner as well. We went there so much, we became familiar faces and made “friends” with the employees. One woman, in particular, we got to know really well and found out she had been to Disney before and knew where our old jobs were. It really is a small world after all!
This is where I fell in love with Kusmi Tea. Hot tea was the perfect match with 25-degree weather.
Kevin really enjoyed their hot chocolate and we’re not sure if we loved what we were drinking or if it was more so the atmosphere and coziness of this adorable cafe that brought us there every day.
After getting our fix of chocolate and tea, we started to wander around again enjoying the brisk weather that we never get to experience in Florida.
Word of advice; unless you’re looking for fresh seafood, wine and cheese, or a plethora of spices then the Marché du Vieux-Port de Québec probably won’t be too much of an interest to a traveler. Yet to the residents, that particular market is a huge deal.
After exploring the market, we purposely got ourselves lost within the winding roads again and stopped in all the tiny shops along the way. The murals in Quebec were absolutely beautiful and so intricate that we stopped to stare at them for countless minutes.
We found this little Mexican restaurant called Zolé and while it definitely didn’t par up to Chipotle, it hit the spot after walking around and exploring for another 5 miles or so.
After dinner, we made our way to this Christmas store called La Boutique de Noël de Québec. We spent a good hour in there mesmerized by all the Christmas decor. It definitely gave us all the warm and fuzzies and I highly recommend stopping in.
If you can’t tell, I was obsessed with Santa and Rudolph.
It was definitely a very merry Christmas night as we found the German Christmas Market in Québec City right after telling Santa what we wanted for Christmas. 😉 Kevin, having been to Germany, found the Christmas market in Quebec to be slightly disappointing but I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Either way, we ended up grabbing hot chocolate and tea to make our rounds through the market just about every night we were there.
Can’t forget about our nightly tea and hot chocolate fix before bed!
Just as a little warning, this screenshot describes just how much walking and hiking we completed about every day. Having lived in a huge city all our lives, it was refreshing to be able to have the luxury of walking everywhere. However, as you could probably imagine, we were extremely exhausted by the end of each day.
To be continued…