Location: Quebec City, Quebec
Length of Trip: Two days, one night (May 2013)
Purpose of Trip: Official Librarian Business (ie. travel for work)
Method of Transportation: Airplane
Food: When traveling, I usually try to scout for restaurants in advance. Being a non-meat eater does prove to be a bit restrictive at times, so I like to find a few options in advance. I also really hate walking around trying to find somewhere to eat, especially when I’m hungry. Unfortunately, the restaurant I had pre-selected in Quebec decided to close the day before I arrived, unbeknownst to me. So I ended up wandering around and just picked the first place that was 1) not too expensive 2) had a veggie option 3) wasn’t just a sandwich place. I ended up eating at La Piazetta. It was just okay. Nothing spectacular, but no complaints either. I also obtained a snack from a little grocery store called La Carotte Joyeuse. I highly recommend getting food at a grocery store when traveling – you can usually find something cheap and healthy, especially if you just want a snack like fruit or a cookie (my snack exactly, actually).
Accomodations: I stayed at Le Grande-Allee Hotel and Suites. It had the feel of a B & B, but with all the privacy and amenities of a regular hotel. My room was really cute. It had a little fireplace and a huge spa bathtub. The tub was in the main part of the room, rather than the bathroom, so as you can imagine, I ate my dinner in the tub while watching TV. I really had no choice.
Highlights: This trip was quite short and mostly spent doing work-related things (it was a business trip after all), so I didn’t really get to do anything fun. I’d say the highlight of the trip was the hotel! I’d also recommend walking around the old part of the city.