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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

Corsica – Petru Guelfucci I have watched several videos with this song and it keeps growing on me. Its a very beautiful and haunting song with a unique style of melody. The video shows the stunning natural scenery of the beautiful island of Corsica Nantucket Christmas Stroll I couldn’t decide between these two videos, so I will add both of them. The first shows the island and the Christmas Stroll event. The second is a beautifully created video of the…

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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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