Friday 10 September 2004


I was reading Maggie's blog this morning and it made me realise that I never went to the Granby Zoo when I lived in Montreal. In fact, there were lots of places I never saw in the 11 years I lived in Quebec. For example:

-The Biodome

-The Insectarium

-Eastern Townships

-and sadly, Quebec City (I really regret never having visited)

I only went to a cabane a sucre once, I've never gone downhill skiing, I went ice skating once around the Olympic basin, and I can count the number of times I've been up Mount Royal on one hand. I blame the lack of a car and a lack of motivation (are you ever a tourist in your own town? Not counting the times you might have out of town visitors.) I am a bad, bad Montrealer.

Luckily, I've seen a lot of places in this country and Scotland. I think having been a tourist here first (and not being a native) has encouraged me to visit much more of this country than my own. I it a bad thing that I never ventured across Canada and yet I've seen so much of England? It's a much, much smaller country so it's not surprising - but now I wonder if I should have made more of an effort to see more of my home country. Tsk.

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