As some of my dear readers will already know, I’m off to Montreal, Canada this weekend. Why, you ask? Why not? I’ve never been to Canada before, despite the fact that it is a mere 5 & 1/2 hour drive away (a fact that will be tested today!). Besides, I need to get away for a while.
I’m a little nervous – okay, I guess I’ll just come out and admid I’m flat out scared – about the prospect of going somewhere where the people don’t speak ENGLISH. It’s not that I’m some sort of English/American purist or something, it’s just that I don’t speak French AT ALL. Now, I’ve been told by several people so far that I’ll be fine – Canada is a bi-lingual country, after all… but this is Quebec, the heart of the ‘French is better than English’ crowd. So we’ll see how well I get along. I’m just going to make sure I memorize the French for: “Pardon me, do you speak English?” and “Sorry, I don’t speak French.”
I’ll audioblog about it from the road if I can. Until then – have fun!