WHY I FELT IN LOVE WITH GASPESIE | A Hint of Rose: WHY I FELT IN LOVE WITH GASPESIE

28.8.15

WHY I FELT IN LOVE WITH GASPESIE

Why I felt in Love with Gaspesie | A Hint of Rose

It was really hard to find a good title for this post (it's not always easy to find some keywords for our dear friend Google), but I'm gonna keep it simple...

It has been three years since I moved here in Québec. Three years! At this time, I was supposed to stay here only one year, and then go back to France to finish my master. I didn't imagine I would completely fall in love with Quebec, its people, and its landscapes. During this first year, I had the occasion to visit many places of Quebec, and see with my own eyes the diversity of landscapes. There is the St-Laurent, the Fjord, lakes, forests, the countryside, the sea.... In France, we are used to be in a condensed space, everything is close, but here nature is everywhere.

At this time, I didn't imagine to fall in love at all, I wanted to enjoy every moment of my trip, so to fall in love here wasn't in my plans. But things don't always go your way, so obviously I fell in love. My boyfriend is from Gaspesie, at the east of Quebec.

Anyway, here I am, in Gaspesie. In, in my opinion (and my boyfriend's too), the most beautiful place of Quebec. Every morning I take my bike and I go to work, it takes me about five minutes, and I can see the sea, what else do you need?! If I lived in Montreal, I would probably have to wake up two hours earlier so I can take the subway, wait for the second subway because the first one was full, maybe wait for the third one, you see where I'm going here? The countryside is good for mental health! No traffic (most of the time), nights are calm and peaceful, and you can hear the birds singing! Also, you don't have to sell your body to pay your rent (I'm exaggerating a tiny bit here...), right now we are renting a three bedrooms house and we also have a beautiful garden, AND we can save money, something that would have been much more difficult (or nearly impossible) if we had to stay in the big city.

But I think the real reason why I absolutely love being here, is the sea, the gorgeous Baie-des-Chaleurs. Every day, the sun rises and sets over the bay and I will never get tired of this show. Here in Gaspesie, I have never been happier in my entire life.

Marjorie

Why I felt in Love with Gaspesie | A Hint of Rose Why I felt in Love with Gaspesie | A Hint of Rose