By Matt Lewis
Multimedia Reporter, Editor & Publisher
“A great little town with a very big heart!” – Me (Matt Lewis)
A Travel Memory Worth Preserving Just for Yourself
As I sit in the visitor center of the Îles de la Madeleine, Québec, Canada (also known as the Escale tour center), I listen to ‘The Lion the Beast the Beat’ and think about how I can live up to the nickname my Father gave me — “Lion Lewis.”
As a freelance journalist, you have to have a fire in your belly and a beat in your head, sort of like Grace Potter & The Nocturnals talk about in their song that I mentioned earlier.
So, let’s get back to this wonderful little “whaling” village in Southeastern Canada. At around 7 a.m. my eyes sprung wide open in anticipation of a chance to use (and learn a few more) French phrases.
A professor of mine at University had taught me that speaking other languages helps you e an international freelancer. He was formerly an employee of The New York Times Company / International Herald Tribune and the Associated Press — as a bureau chief in Africa, Southeast Asia, Argentina, and France.
I always sought his guidance, as his career (and life) were similar to what I wanted to pursue.
Here is a short list of what you should look at if you want to go to this town specifically:
- Google : ” isle de madeleine ”
- Or type in: ” http://bit.ly/1MkLl96 ” and hit “Go” or “Enter” on your electronic device.
- Visit the Magdalen Islands ( Tourisme Îles de la Madeleine ):
- Or type in: ” http://bit.ly/1D5Qfl8 ” and hit “Go” or “Enter” on your electronic device.
- Google : “quebec canada”
- Or type in: ” http://bit.ly/1HktcXL ” and hit “Go” or “Enter” on your electronic device.
- Québec, Canada – Lonely Planet : http://bit.ly/1GwnCBg
- Canadian Immigration Information – Quebec : http://bit.ly/1NZ0zlv
- Quebec – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia : http://bit.ly/1LWv7F6
- Quebec City and Area: Official Web Site – Québec City Tourism : http://www.quebecregion.com/en/
The article was entitled: ‘Opinion: In dealing with Quebec separatism, Ottawa should adopt the Seinfeld doctrine‘ by Ralph Mastromonaco, a special reporter for the Montreal Gazette on July 9.
Here is the original hyperlink/URL address for the Opinion story: