Amazing Race à Trois-Pistoles

A view of the St. Lawrence River from my homestay, Trois-Pistoles, QC

A view of the St. Lawrence River from my homestay, Trois-Pistoles, QC

Instead of nos ateliers today, all students got together for a treasure hunt around town. We had to find a place, listen to a question, then answer the question correctly before moving on to the next location. It was a beautifully hot day and a great day to be walking around outside.

Mon équip did pretty well, and I was even able to help out by answering a couple questions. Questions ranged from how many ATM machines were at a particular bank to when the convenience store open to questions I didn`t quite understand.

The other part of my adventure is living in a small town again. After Seoul (population: 10+ million), I realized that I feel more comfortable in big cities than small towns. With a population of about 3500 (according to Wikipedia), Trois-Pistoles definitely counts as a small town. We bike everywherethe school has about 200 bikes parked outside during class times. There are no stoplights. People even sit on their front porches to watch the neighbours go by! It`s very relaxing and I`m really enjoying the town so far. I say "Bonjour" to everyone as I bike past. I`ve practiced my French with a number of people at the ice cream shop, the bookstore, the grocery store, and the pharmacy.