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Month: May 2016

The Magdalen Islands (Iles de la Madeleine)

The Magdalen Islands (Iles de la Madeleine)

The Magdalen Islands are a remote and beautiful archipelago located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Though closer in proximity to Prince Edward Island, they are a part of Québec. There are eight major islands that cover an area of approximately 80 square miles. Although the population descends in part from shipwreck survivors, in 1765 22 French speaking Acadians settled here. There are said to be upwards of 350 shipwrecks surrounding the islands, though only 15 have been found. The…

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A Selection of Videos

A Selection of Videos

Sounds of New Caledonia Here is a video with music by Australian band Crooked Colours. The video includes sampled sounds from around the islands and a glimpse of the food, culture and beauty of the islands as experienced by Crooked Colours while they were visiting the islands   Bocas del Toro Here is a video from 2014 set to the “Island Song” by the Zac Brown Band. Enjoy the crystal clear water, gorgeous beaches and sunsets and a bunch of…

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Montreal

Montreal

Hello everybody! Our journeys start with Montréal and the islands of Québec. Why Montréal? Well, first of all, the city is located for the most part on the Île de Montréal which is the 37th most populous island on earth. It is the 6th most populous of the Americas and 1st in Canada and is located at the confluence of the Saint Lawrence and Ottowa Rivers in the southwest of the French speaking province of Québec. Its name is derived…

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