It’s Monday, light is streaming through the tall glass windows in my apartment on rue Sainte-Ursule in Old Québec City and I’m finalizing the details for my upcoming video series.

Gulp. Did I just say video series?!

Yes, yes I did.

While my decision to set-up a home base in Québec City makes perfect sense to me, many people, including locals, are perplexed as to why an anglophone would choose to live in Québec City instead of Montréal, or anywhere else in Canada.

Especially when said anglophone does not speak enough French to carry on a conversation.

I can, however, speak enough French to get by at a restaurant and when I need to buy groceries. So, that counts for something, right?

I’m trying. Plus, I have natural charm so…

I may be the only person who thinks I have natural charm, I am aware of this.

Why Québec City?

I fell in love with this city during my first visit in 2013. In a nutshell, Québec City is the one place in Canada where I feel as though I am somewhere entirely different. It is a city where I can convince myself that I am travelling, even though I have chosen to remain still for awhile.

I love Québec City’s European charm, the old architecture and cobbled streets, the street art, the fresh locally produced food and yes, the fact that English is not their first language.

I’m fascinated by the city’s history, and the province’s desire to retain as much of the Québécois culture, food and language as possible.

There are so many reasons to love Québec City, enough to warrant a separate post!

So, You Mentioned A Video Series…

I should probably start by explaining that I am not a master of videography or video editing for the matter, so there is a good chance the videos will be pathetic for the first few months. Or maybe longer than that. I’m okay with this, as I assume I will get better over time. [Right?!?!]

As I am now living in Québec City [again!] and attempting to learn French, finishing my Québec City guidebook and getting Urban Guides to a point where it runs smoothly, I thought it could be fun to start a weekly vlog.

**gulp**

Why only once a week? I’m camera shy and I have commitment issues. I know there is no way I will remember [or want] to film, edit and upload a daily vlog. I can, however, plan my life in a way that allows me to do a weekly vlog. Hazzah!

Why Vlog?

I’m a single white female in her [very] early forties who has decided to turn her travel blog into a food and lifestyle blog while working on her startup business; a collection of destination-based websites that focus on travel, local culture, food and traditions.

Wow, that was a long sentence.

Basically, I thought it would be a fun way to document life in Québec City, answer your questions, and get comfortable being on camera. Becoming internet famous is most definitely NOT the goal with this. Ha ha ha

Enjoy! And if you have questions or tips, please share!!

 

About The Author

I'm a travel writer and photographer who specializes in bespoke travel experiences. I write about boutique, savvy and cultural travel. My writing has been featured in Outpost Magazine, Travel + Escape, and UP! Magazine.

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