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13th April 2010
We decided on an early and excitable start as we were collecting the 'Windstar' today; our long awaited car / van to travel in for the next couple of months! The market was awake as early as we were, so we headed down to the second hand bookshop and made a few purchases to keep us going on the road trip, including …
... seat and thus out of sight and out of the weather. From the relay I've run a wire into my pannier, through a waterproof gland and siliconed off on both sides (just in case). This means my iPod and notebook are locked inside the pannier and are being charged while I ride, while they won't drain the battery when we stop.
Apple makes great laptops and notebooks. I won't go into a discussion on Apple versus Windows other than saying ...
... soak up the sun on the hour and a half journey before getting the next bus into the edge of Vancouver and then the sky train to downtown. We found the company we are doing our tour with tomorrow and settled up the remaining balance then found our lodgings for the night. Time was running away so we went to the aquarium in Stanley park to see my favourite animal the sea ...
Well after a 16 hour flight we made it to Canada!
Felling tired and inhuman we where lucky our hotel room was ready when we arrived at 9am so we could shower and feel human again.
Finding and walking though the only area of town the guide book said to avoid (as usual), some Japanese food a few cocktails we crashed out.
After 2 days we have learned 2 thing about Vancouver:
... and thoughts rushed to the many beggars I'd passed throughout the day and not offered money to. Instead I found three ladies standing with my wallet looking through for any identification; I'd taken my license out that morning, and it only had my UK address on anyway, but as I worriedly exclaimed 'that's mine' without a sorry or excuse me in sight they breathed a collective sigh of relief.
None of them queried my claim, saying they'd chased down ...
How has this b&b rated in the past?
Beautiful house, delightful staff. Highly recommend the pancakes for breakfast. Nice and close to Broadway - City Hall skytrain station (5 minute walk). Markets and shops close by.
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