Quebec City, Quebec

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I was able to spend a night in Quebec City before we took off to ride into the wilderness. The city is very European and a great city to explore on foot. I walked around in the old section of town, with its cobblestone streets and historic architecture. I shopped on Petit Champlain, a pedestrian only street, where there are lots of stores that sell craft items. I passed wood sculptures, jewelry, clothing and kitchenware shops. I stopped in one caf? for a cappuccino, sitting outside in the sun to enjoy the ambience of the busy streets. I then visited a bakery and chocolate shop, Madam Gigi's, with a ton of homemade chocolate goods. I tried a port filled truffle, that literally exploded in my mouth and a piece of chocolate filled with cr?me Brule. Isabelle, who is a master baker, told me about the different recipes they use to create so many different desserts. Yum. Next, I strolled along the promenade up by Chateau Frontenac, the city's main landmark, to watch the ships cruise the St. Lawrence River.

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