Every moment I spent with you shined.
Because the weather was good,
because the weather was bad,
because the weather was good enough.
I loved every moment of it.
While The K2 was partly filmed in Spain and Descendants of the Sun in Greece, the fantastical romantic-thriller Goblin was partly filmed in the romantic Quebec City. The French-speaking Quebec province is lined with picturesque and brimming with European charm houses and cobblestoned streets. Although the winter is cold and wet (never-ending snow(storms)), it’s a winter wonderland with snow-covered streets and roofs in Rue du Petit Champlain.
In case you’re confused why I was wearing 2 different bags on this post, the photos where I wore the Playnomore bag were taken the first day. The ones where I wore a backpack were taken the next day.
When we arrived in Québec we were welcomed by the snowstorm. It didn’t stop us from exploring Rue du Petit Champlain and the famous Chateau Frontenac though. The hotel was packed with tourists from Asia (you bet they’re posing in front of the mailbox) and people looking for shelter from the storm outside.
We took the funicular down to Rue Petit du Champlain from behind the Frontenac. It costs $3 per person to go either up or down and it’s totally worth the price as we can see the snow-and-lights covered Rue du Petit Champlain from above. And it’s just not worth it walking up and down the slippery road. The days leading up to Christmas were colder than usual that a Canadian newspaper said some of the East Coast area were colder than the arctic (and mars).
I wore 2 Uniqlo heattech tights and the ultra warm sweaters underneath my Marc Jacobs plaid skirts and 8Seconds v-neck knit sweaters to survive the cold. I didn’t find the duffel coat Eun Tak wore on the drama so I chose a similar hoodie coat I got from Banana Republic Japan a few years back.
Another famous location was this red door that supposedly connect Seoul and Quebec in the drama. In reality, the door is leading to a theatre. Canadian are confused why this particular door is famous with Asian tourists, I guess not a lot of the westerner watch Asian dramas, no matter how famous it was 😛
Can you spot the red door on the right?
Another breathtaking view can be seen from La Citadelle. The iconic Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is located inside the walls of Old Quebec. It offered the ultimate Goblin experience for die-hard fans. It costs $1,129 per night and guests (up to 2) can stay at the Frontenac suites where the scenes from the drama were filmed.
La Citadelle looked quite different in the winter, Parc du Bastion-de-la-Reine was covered in snow this time of the year. But this is where the cemetery was located in the drama.
Another must-visit spot in Quebec is Rue de Buade. It is where the famous La Boutique de Noel and Notre-Dame cathedral are located.