February 9 - Fredericton, New Brunswick to Quebec City, Quebec

From Fredericton the SMT bus service headed West. This was my longest journey yet right the way along Highway 2 through many small towns and across very beautiful snow covered scenery.

By the time the bus arrived at Edmundston which is near to the border with Quebec and the United States border with Maine, the sun was setting. There was a scheduled stop long enough for me to go grab some food. It was a bit strange to find everything all of a sudden in French, even though I was not yet in Quebec. New Brunswick is also French as well as English and the further West you go the more apparent this becomes.

I slept most of the way to Riviere-du-loup on the east bank of the St Lawrence River in Quebec. Now everyone speaks French here, that is for sure. I had to wait 20 minutes for an express bus to Quebec City and sitting in the tiny single room terminal building reminded me of these bus stations in Eastern Europe! The fact that I couldn’t understand a word of what was being said amongst the many people who worked there added to the effect. Quite a strange little place.

The wait wasn’t long and I was glad to get off the plastic chair and onto a nice comfy seat in the bus to the city.

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