Victoria & Nanaimo

Posted by on Mar 15, 2008 in Vancouver - west | No Comments

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.


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