Wordcloud: Canada

A year ago today, I began an eight-week trip across Canada. I wrote more than a dozen posts about my journey, so there’s not really one specific post that can sum up my experience. I thought a word cloud would be a more fun way to see what I wrote about. (I basically ran all the… More Wordcloud: Canada

Point and Shoot: Quebec (part 2)

(I was so impressed with Makiko’s ability to speak four languages. So impressed. She said she’s not perfect at every single language, but she’s fluent enough to communicate with people who speak the languages she speaks. And if she makes a mistake, she said the person/people with whom she converses will probably correct her.)

Bonjour, Montreal!

You know you’re in French Canada when stop signs look like this: Canada became more and more French the farther east I traveled. Ottawa was the turning point, as practically everyone working at any place spoke both English and French. Even the buses announced stops in both languages. That was not the case in cities… More Bonjour, Montreal!