Occupy the City

Andrew and I went out with Bianca and Tijmen to check out the downtown Vancouver scene today. Along the way we encountered the “Occupy Vancouver” movement which is just one of the many that seems to be occurring across the country. We were surprised at the level of organization...

Elephants and Etch-a...

Andrew and I switched it up today and ventured out to go work in a local coffee shop for the morning. Along the way we found some interesting lawn ornaments modelled of the Bert and Ernie characters. After work we left to go to Granville Island we checked out the market and found a two seater...

Hanging out

Today was work as usual and then an evening spent hanging out with Bianca and...

Rainy Day Shop

Today after spending some time in the Starbucks working we ventured out on this rainy day to see what the fuss is about at the Lululemon warehouse. Lululemon is a quality athletic gear company based here in Vancouver. I’ve only ever bought a sweater because their prices so high that I...

Night in the Park

We’re taking a few days away from my sister so it is essentially like we’re back on the road but we’re not. We are finding creative locations to sleep and work in a city full of people. Today a visit to Starbucks for some work and we found them changing the decorations over...

Costumes and Firewor...

It is halloween in Vancouver. All of the houses are dressed up and the bowls are full with candy – we had half a mind to go trick or treating as hippies with our little pumpkin van but decided against it. The hallows-eve was particularly surprising – we saw less costumes and way...

Granville Parade

We ventured into the city this evening and caught a bit of a surprise – it was like a parade of halloween. Lots of people were dressed up and out on Granville street in their costumes, make-up and high heels. We sat and people-watched for a while – everyone enjoys a free show and...

Lunch with Birds

Today we ventured out for some lunch after working this morning. We checked out the Granville Markets “Tiffin Thursday”. For about 12 dollars you can get a tiffin lunch tin to keep and come back and refill for $5. I’ve always wanted one of these little things – I think...

Firesky

Tonight there was an unexpected but spectacular display of the northern lights which extended down into the lower 48 States (a rare occurrence). Not only that but the colours strayed from the typical greens and extended into the red spectrum. Being in downtown Vancouver I had little hope that...

Colours of Fall

Fall is here in full force (a month and a half later than the Yukon). The colours certainly are beautiful but because of our travelling I think this is the shortest summer we’ve ever experienced with the longest autumn on record. We both enjoy this season but I think we’re heat...

Raining Hair

By most standards, today wasn’t all that interesting. It rained, we bought an umbrella. Our hair was long, we got it cut. We were hungry, so we had dinner with family. ..and so it goes.. The haircut though was worth mentioning. It took 2.5 hours and cost $30 for both of us. Usually any...

the scale of things

We covered some ground last night, traveling north up the TransCanada Highway (Hwy 1) and then heading west to Port Albemi. We spotted a Walmart in town and took the easy way out – thinking that no one would disturb us here in the morning. We were up early and out of there before even...

Carribean Relish

We meandered into the town this morning after a rude awakening at the dock we parked at overnight. We were told we can’t park in front of their lot, despite the lack of signs. We obliged and left – surprisingly this is only the second time in the year that we’ve been awoken...

Orcas and Semis

Today after getting some work done we decided we wanted to head over to Victoria Island and see what all the fuss is about. We spotted this little car on our way – a great little vehicle. The guy got into it through the front end (the whole windshield and nose is actually a door!)....

Fixed fumes

I mentioned that our tailpipe end had fallen off a couple days after leaving the Yukon. We knew it was coming, there was a sizeable hole of rust which was weakening it. It was only off for about 4 days total but when our mechanic noticed it he mentioned that we should get it repaired as soon...

Doing our homework

After a pretty lazy day we headed out this evening to do some “research” upon discovering a locally renowned greek restaurant, Stepho’s. The wedding I mentioned that we’re planning, it’s in Greece. So we figured why not see if we can get an idea of what...

Sisterly Saturday

While Andrew got some work done, my sister and I started our day with an ambitious, but fun bike ride around Stanley Park. I say ambitious because it’s been a while since I last rode a bike. I also didn’t make things easier for myself opting for the bike with no gears and a brake...

Granville by night

Bridges, water, and party people – that is Granville Island after...

Gateway to Lions

One of the symbols of Vancouver – the Lionsgate Bridge.  It divides Downtown Vancouver from the prestigious West-Van and was first funded to be built by the Guinness family of Ireland and opened in 1938. Taken at Prospect Point in Stanley Park...

Pumpkin beer and pie

We attended more thanksgiving celebrations today – family style this time, with some extended family here in Vancouver. We had a great meal with the best pumpkin pie ever, leaving us both...