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At 76 years old, I thought that I’d better visit St. John’s and area before it’s too late … That I did in July and August 2014. (All thanks to N.L. tourism in advance.)

Boy, I got my eyes opened with your city. I stayed at Memorial University. 

The stores were unique, your people were not only friendly, they were very helpful and inquisitive.

The food restaurants/bars were busy, their service was excellent and the food ample and delicious.

As well as being a major East Coast harbour, downtown St. John’s was action central — very active from morning to night.

The George Street Festival  was in full swing.

The weather was generally great.

Rather than rent cars (very expensive and not always available), I chose to take tours, and I can’t speak for others, but they were superb, as were their guides.

Expensive compared to home, probably because of transportation costs, all things cost more. 

Rent-a-cars and taxis were ridiculously expensive plus I couldn’t even buy a Globe and Mail or any other newspaper only the local Telegram (no doubt a protective political issue).

Nevertheless, I hope to return next year.

There’s so many places to see, people to share experiences with — just a great province and city.

Guy B. Reaume

Windsor, Ont.

Organizations: Globe and Mail

Geographic location: East Coast

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  • Anna
    August 19, 2014 - 17:07

    Mr. Reaume, I know of people who purchase an inexpensive car and it is still less expensive than renting one, they have a captive audience here in NL. Re the national papers, bot the National Post and the Globe and Mail refuse to provide us with newspapers as the size of the province doesn't make it worth their while to sell here, even though they call themselves Canada's National Newspapers. I've tired but they won't even mail one to me. I'm glad you had a good time and hopefully you will see yourself back here next year.