Tuesday, September 25, 2007

My new task!

So I must tell you all I'm very nervous! I've heard that French Canadians can be...um...cold to foreigners, especially those who don't speak French (if there are any French Canadians reading this please inform me otherwise!). So me and my friend Elaine who will be accompanying me to Quebec City for Skate Canada have made it our mission to, at the very least, get the basics!

We have armed ourselves with the Official Fodor's Guide for Quebec City (and can I tell you this thing has me so excited to get there!) and have begun our exploration of the French language!

An important phrase for us will be "Quelle heure est-il?" as Quebec City will be going on Daylight Savings mid competition...that is, we'll need to know "What time is it?"

Super excited and I seriously can't wait to go...maybe I'll meet Brian Joubert and can practice my French out on him!


Anonymous said...

Regarding the attitude of the Québécois, don't worry, we're a welcoming bunch!
To reassure yourself, you should read this: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g155033-i134-k1465907-l8878327-Travel_in_October-Quebec_City_Quebec.html#8878327 and this: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g155033-i134-k1413307-l8548171-Langauge_Etiquitte-Quebec_City_Quebec.html

and enjoy your trip!

Anonymous said...

Seems that the links didn't work. Try this and this

Bon voyage au Québec!

Aaron said...

Merci! You have put my fears to rest and now I'm even more excited to come! Merci! Merci! Merci!

Anonymous said...

Pas de problème! And if you need pointers on what to see and do while in Quebec City, which restaurants to go to, etc., let me know! I don't live there, but I visit frequently - very frequently, actually - like 10 times a year, so I'm sure I could help with almost anything you would like to know.

an anonymous québécois ;)

Aaron said...

Any and all pointers are certainly welcome!

Is québécois the french version of Quebecian?