Quebec City

Quebec City is one of the oldest cities in North America. And like all good wines, it only gets better with age. The walls surrounding Old Quebec are the only remaining fortified city walls that still exist in the Americas north of Mexico, and were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. I have no UNESCO type authority but if anyone gives a shit what I think, I’d honestly declare it as one of the most beautiful places I have ever travelled to – a real-life fairytale. This picturesque capital is located within Quebec, Canada’s second most populous province. Originally founded by a French explorer and diplomat, today French continues to be the sole official language, with 95% of the residents being native speakers. Locals and tourists say it’s a completely different place from summer to winter, but beautiful regardless of the season. With temperatures in the colder months oscillating around -26degrees, many believe you’re crazy to live there and even crazier to voluntarily visit! Possibly. There were numerous times during my trip when I was ready to surrender my toes to frostbite and my snot froze into icicles on my face. There’s no denying, it’s bloody freezing. But don’t let this put you off! Head to Katmandu, purchase your new best friend (thermals) and get ready to experience this winter wonderland first hand.

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