Charlottetown, PEI 夏綠鎮，愛德華王子島
I’ve always wanted to visit PEI since childhood because of Anne of Green Gables. The TV movie by Megan Follows was a such a popular phenomenon that it attracted people from all over the world to visit PEI. I remember the days when I used to watch the shows with my mom and sister. We were addicted to it, and we always vowed that one day we shall visit PEI to see this amazing place!
However, our time on the island was very limited, and we couldn’t make it to the Green Gables Site, which is on the north side of the island. We did visit the capital city, Charlottetown. It is a charming historic town, and we were able to explore the whole city by foot.
Since we didn’t have time to visit the actual Anne of Green Gables site, I had to make do of shopping at the Anne of Green Gables Chocolate store. This chocolate shop is obviously designed to attract tourist; the actual chocolate was not that impressive. I bought a small bag of potato chips dipped in milk chocolate thinking it’s such a novelty… what a mistake. It melted all over the car by that afternoon.
I can imagine the streets once were filled with horse drawn buggies; ladies in their curvy dresses with fashionable head gear and gentlemen in their suit and top hat.
愛德華王子島的 COWS Ice Cream（牛牛冰淇淋）, 號稱全加拿大最好吃的冰淇淋? 據說他們的冰淇淋有最高含量的乳脂, 所以特別的好吃， 濃濃的奶香配上綿密的口感, 是許多人來玩必嘗的點心! 對牛奶過敏的人可以叫 Sorbet, 我們點了檸檬跟草莓口味的，冰冰涼涼的很消暑。
Then we visited the famous COWS Ice Cream, voted the world’s best ice cream by people all over the world. Its ice cream contains highest butterfat in the world thus making the ice cream extremely thick and creamy. If you are allergic to dairy, they have sorbet as well! We ordered Lemon and Strawberry sorbet. Sweet!
A couple resting by the beautiful and quaint harbour front with their two dogs. That’s the kind of retirement I want to enjoy one day.
Exploring the historic architecture.
非常漂亮的教堂 St. Dunstan’s Basilica，它是一間法國哥特式大教堂，也是愛德華王子島上雕工最優美精緻的羅馬天主教大教堂，尖尖的高塔聳入雲端，彩色的玻璃透出明亮的光芒，娟麗高挑的柱子，像是天鵝頸子般的纖細，非常的優雅，絕對值得一看。
St. Dunstan’s Basilica is a must see. It’s a Stone French Gothic Cathedral, and one of the most elaborate Roman Catholic Basilica in the Maritimes. It’s light and airy, with long slender pillars. Beautiful architecture and it’s just elegant!
在Great George Street 上有許多當年名流富商建造的房子, 在經過重新翻修後，現在是屬於獲得許多獎項的 The Great George Hotel。裡面非常漂亮，下一次去也許可以考慮住在那裏 😛
On The Great George Stree, there are many historical residential houses that once belong to the richest and the most influential people in PEI. Now most of them are the properties of the Great George Hotel. It’s an award winning boutique style hotel, and definitely our top choice if we ever have a chance to go back and visit!
接下來要趕去做渡輪啦! And now off to Wood Islands to take the Ferry!