Trois rivieres, J’explore

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So, when I began attempting to research trois rivieres, and the j’explore program, I totally couldn’t find ANY information, except the general goverment site, and some girl’s livejournal post.

So I decided to try to make a more informative post? Kind of.

I am currently in trois rivieres, a small town in Quebec, participating in the J’Explore program…where you are supposed to speak only french. I hope that writing in english is okay.

I arrived here by bus from Toronto. Strangely, the Coach Canada bus was super cheap to Montreal. The shorter Trois Rivieres bus was more expensive. It took me about 5 hours to get to Montreal, and then I transferred to a 2 hour Orleans Express bus to Trois Rivieres, and then I took a taxi for about 10 minutes to the school.

They give us meal tickets for the sometimes dubious cafeteria food, but it’s a lot of food, and it’s really good not to pay for food every day.
In the morning there’s class from 9am-1230pm, and then there’s a class we get to choose in the afternoon from 130- 330. I chose Enviornment, because I really wanted to go to the biodome and “dans le forre.”

Tomorrow we’re taking a trip into the city.

Today I had a really strange pastry called a, vol-au-vent, which means flight in the wind. I was really dissapointed that it was empty….I was hoping it would have a filling. I intend to eat lots of stuff tomorrow to make up for it, though.

Bon nuit!

I was going to load pictures….but this internet connection won’t let me?

the city of blinding lights

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so today was halloween!

I did lots of shopping.

New Yorkers have creative costumes. o_o;

the city was insanely busy today.

at the time, I was baffled.

then I remembered it was a friday, AND halloween.


center of the universe, day 2

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so I took pretty bad photos today. sadly.

tomorrow I must try harder.

today I was mistaken for a new yorker twice.


my hostel is over run with annoying 14 year olds from france.

Today I…

1. had a horrible breakfast

2.had a horrible lunch

3. went to the american natural history museum which was kinda awesome.

4. went to see spring awakening!

5. saw some galleries in chelsea

6. went to a jewish bagel shop

7.spent lots of money on NOTHING.

and it’s cold..

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hey y’all.

I’m in the big apple.


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so this is my last post till I come back from my tour.



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“so…you like black?”

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kyla, patisserie queen, please identify the following image.

So I finally found good food, at a french patissare. It’s dawned on me that I am kind of a food snob.
Sigh. but everything was really good at julians.
now I am at claudettes and no longer alone. yay!
here are some pictures.

day six

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it’s been raining, cold, and WINDY here all day.
I still went to the farmers market though and got some great scones.
mmmm. scones.
I wish I had gone earlier though, but there were random people I had to make sure were okay first.
[ bus full of christan fellowship students, anyone? ]
later on I went out for dinner with sarah and sonia. =)
tomorrow I move out and in with claudette.
it won’t let me post pictures right now.
maybe later.

food I bought since I left, not including groceries

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I am just trying to make a list, to see exactly where my money has been going.
I’m pretty sure I didn’t eat anything fun….

horrible breakfast on train: $10.00
good panini in montreal, w drink: $7.00
A slice of pizza from quinpool: $2.00
beef samosa: $3.00
veggie samosa: $2.00
horrible horrible breakfast today: $5.50
when I finally broke down and bought a cookie [today]: 1.75
and a mini pie: $1.75
fish and chips, that weren’t that great: $8.00
pizza with claudette: $5.00

and that’s it.

eek. that’s like $40. but then again, that is since I left last saturday.

I deserve some good food, don’t I? Tomorrow is the farmers market. I will take pictures there.
I’m tired of eating pasta and bread every day x_x oh and Im going out for dinner on saturday. that should be good.
so far, the food in halifax hasn’t impressed me. hopefully those two events will redeem it.
I plan on eating nicer food once I leave the city and go on the tour. For some strange reason, I’m
really looking forward to the food in P.E.I


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L [ elle? ] came back, which is fine, except she’s on my bed and she totally won’t get off.

hello, allergic reaction.

I mean, there’s a couch. why couldn’t she have gone on the couch??