Trip to PEI, the paradise for oyster, mussel, clam and lobster lovers

Prince Edward Island (PEI) is a tiny Island off New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. You are probably going to ask me: why in the world did you go so far…10 hours away from Boston? Well, my best friend was getting married and out of all places on this planet she picked the remote Island of PEI, and specifically, its capital Charlottetown. As you probably know PEI is renown for it’s yummy oysters, mussels and lobsters, but ironically, my friend’s wedding was kosher. Don’t you worry though, we got our share of shellfish. Some of us have even visited the local oyster bar several times during the wedding celebration, in between of toasts :)

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Not much else I can say about the Island. If you travel from Boston, the best way is to have at least 2 overnight stops on the way. We stopped in Bangor first and then Moncton, which is located about 40 minutes from Confederation bridge to PEI. Possibly the best time to visit the island is in June-July, when beaches are filled with people and the water is warm. I also wish were there more little boutiques and ocean front restaurants and fewer big shopping malls and “costco” like stores. Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to visit Nova Scotia  this time around but I highly recommend to do so if you travel to PEI as it is pretty close and quite remarkable.

 

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Mila Levinson

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