Sunday was the Gay Pride weekend so there was a lot of activities going on in the city. During the afternoon me and a few friends went to sit and watch the parade around English bay.
After the parade we had a little BBQ at my place. It was one of those perfect days with a lot of sunshine! I LOVE VANCOUVER!
Here are a few pictures.
This weekend was a long one so I had planed to go to Seattle for the 3 days, but at the last minutes we decided not to go… I had to plan something else. My friend Sasha came over from Nanaimo to look for apartments. I took Saturday afternoon with her to walk around the west end to see if we could find a place. She got lucky and she found something pretty fast.
Sunday morning I went for crêpes and right after, me and Xavier went to the aquarium since we had never been there yet. It was a bit small and obviously over priced, but it was very nice and interesting. The pictures speak for themselves.
After the aquarium we went to Canada place to check out the fireworks for Canada day. Nothing extravaganza, but it was a nice evening out.
Happy Canada Day everyone
Today was another beautiful day so me, Xavier and Silvia took the opportunity to take a little trip to the Capilano suspended bridge. It’s basically a little tourist trap, but if you’re thinking about going there be prepared because this wobbly bridge will give you a ride of a life time. Well ok some people are not really scared, but I was hella scared and I really felt unsafe. I took my courage in hands and eventually crossed. Ok no body got hurt in the process, but I still had a hard time.
Now that this is out of the way, I had a great time and they even added some more bridges ‘‘à la Robinson Crusoé’’ from trees to trees which is much more fun in my opinion. You feel like you are flying from a tree to another. And, most importantly, I you fell safe the whole time.
After all this walking we took an hour to walk around the North Vancouver harbor. There’s an amazing view of Vancouver as you can see in the pictures. It’s a bit windy and cold unfortunately. I guess I’ll have to go back in the summer.
Back in Vancouver, we went at Tiina’s place for sauerkraut and sausages. It was yummy by the way.
Tomorrow: Dim Sum in China town
Having a long Easter weekend I just had to plan a little something. I knew the border on the way to seattle would have been packed so I decided to go on the Vancouver island instead and keep the seattle trip for another time. Again, Silvia, was up for the trip so as soon as Friday morning we took the ferry to arrive in Victoria around noon. The day was beautiful so we took the afternoon to walk around the town to just relax and enjoy the city.
Saturday we woke up and went to the bug zoo which wasn’t that nice in my opinion. It was more for kids I believe. After that, we walked all the way to the Art Gallery and that was obviously much more interesting. They had a little expo on Rodin and some painting from local artists including Emily Carr. Even thought I had already seen his museum in Paris I really liked the little exhibition they had there. Also a very interesting video on how he would built his sculptures.
Around 16:30 we went to this nice little Irish pub where we watched the last game of the season for the Montréal Canadiens. All the locals were cheering for my habs, but unfortunately they lost vs Toronto. What a shame! To make it even worst, Friday at work, I have to wear a Toronto Jersey. HEY I LOST A BET!
Ok, so Sunday we took the bus from Victoria to Nanaimo. Sasha, my ex flatmate in Panama now works in Nanaimo so we spent the day and night at her place. We took the day to walk around the very small Nanaimo harbor. The rain kind of killed the mood so we just went and rented a movie. The next day we drove all the way to a lovely little market in the middle of no where. They had pretty much everything and it was all so cheap for some reason. Well… cheaper than <st1:city w:st=”on”><st1:place w:st=”on”>Vancouver anyways. Monday afternoon was time to get back in the city so we took the ferry back to Vancouveraround 15:00.
It was a very nice trip and I loved every minute of it. I hope you will enjoy the pictures.
Another awesome weekend, but this time I crossed over to Alberta. Everyone in Vancouver<or even back home in Montreal like to talk about Calgary like it’s a boring city. I didn’t really listen to them and I went to see it for myself. As you can see in the pictures it’s beautiful and it’s not boring at all. Actually, I liked Calgaryand I would strongly recommend to the people who are thinking about going. My weekend started when I landed at YYC where my friends Debb and Izzy where waiting for me. We went directly to this party where an old friend of mine from panama had invited me. It was great to see him again so we had a few martinis while exchanging stories and memories. After the party we went to eat to this restaurant where the food was good, but for some reason they liked to display pigs’ statue. Maybe locals like to feel they are not to far from the farm. Who knows why???
Saturday, Debbie and I went downtown to explore the little, but very interesting art scene Calgary has to offer. First, we went to the Art Gallery of Calgary: It was small, but cheap to get in. Nothing to blow your mind away in that museum, but it was worth the stop. After, Debbie brought me to another interesting art spot. Basically it’s little building where artist can come and display there art to make a little bit of money and you can even visit their studio where they work. That was free and much more interesting in my opinion. After all this artsy-fartsy stuff we went to this very good restaurant where I had real Albrta Steak, YUMMY!
Sunday morning we all woke up early to have brunch in Banff at the beautiful Fairmount hotel. It was delicious by the way. After our bellies were satisfied we drove up to Lake Louise to walk around and take more pictures. As you can see the lake was frozen so I couldn’t capture the beautiful bleu colour the lake normally has to offer. I had been there before so it wasn’t a big deal. Besides, I can now say that I have seen the lake both, in winter and summer.
After this quick weekend it was already time to come back toVancouver. Back to Raincouver!
Enjoy the pictures