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  •  conversely, ... (5+ / 0-)
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    ...I've visited only three Canadian provinces (Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia).

    Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. -- K.Marx A.Lincoln

    by N in Seattle on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 11:30:09 PM PDT

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    •  Might want to check out the Maritimes. (5+ / 0-)

      There's a lot of really rich culture to enjoy in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland. (Maybe PEI too, don't know).

      Skip the middle of the country. No reason whatsoever to set foot in Saskatchewan or Manitoba. Once upon a time I might have suggested Alberta, but right now it deserves to be boycotted.

      Yukon, NWT, and Nunavut have a lot of things to recommend them. I wouldn't go in winter, though, unless you're a polar bear.

      "Let’s just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity, compassion and respect. Let’s be Marines." - Sgt. Maj Michael Barrett on DADT repeal

      by kyril on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 11:38:22 PM PDT

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      •  I kept meaning to hit the Maritimes ... (5+ / 0-)
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        ... when I lived in New Hampshire. But somehow I never did.

        I don't suppose listening to Natalie McMaster and Great Big Sea, or being a big Sidney Crosby fan, would be an acceptable substitute.

        Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. -- K.Marx A.Lincoln

        by N in Seattle on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 12:03:05 AM PDT

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      •  Absolutely agree! (4+ / 0-)
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        The Maritimes are my favorite region in Canada by far.  Especially PEI (Prince Edward Island) and Newfoundland.  It's hard to beat Cape Breton Island (The NE end of Nova Scotia), too.  PEI feels very English in many ways; Cape Breton's topography is a dead ringer for the West Coast of Scotland, to which it was once attached, so it's not much of a surprise, I guess.  Then there's the great seafood..  

        And if you're in Newfoundland, you can hop over to France, too!  No kidding!  The two tiny islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon, which are just a few miles off the southern NFLD coast, are considered part of Metropolitan France.  You arrive by ferry, you go through passport control and customs, and walk out of the terminal to discover policemen wearing the traditional pillbox caps, capes, and riding bikes.  Not to mention real -- and I do mean REAL -- brioches and baguette and cassoulets.  Lots of great patisseries and boulngeries around as well.  And if you stay over, you'll need electrical converters and plug adapters because the electrical system is identical to continental Europe.  It's very strange to be some place that is culturally and architecturally quintessentially French but still be in North America.  It's one of the great "secret" places on that side of the Atlantic.  

        -7.13 / -6.97 "The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion." -- Edmund Burke

        by GulfExpat on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 04:04:23 AM PDT

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        •  Sacre m'bleu! I deed not knuh thees! (1+ / 0-)
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          Eh, Chantal! Packes-toi les bagges! Nous allons voyager a la belle Fraaance, c'est a dire St. Pierre et Miquelon! Ze belle brioche, she ees waiting!

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