Travel Blogs from Victoria, Canada

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I like a lot of things about trip preparation, but, Victoria, Canada travel blog

I like a lot of things about trip preparation, but

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... trip to the Burnaby office zipped along on the kind of timeline the Queen must live by. After 5 hours of transit from the Victoria via car, ferry, buses and SkyTrain, I arrived a lean five minutes before my presentation time -- and I was reviving the ...

Mount Doug, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Mount Doug

A travel blog entry by cottonbud

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This morning the whole gang trekked from Catherine's place to the beach at Mount Doug. We had lunch on the beach and the kids played on the ...

India awaits, Victoria, Canada travel blog

India awaits

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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It's happened again. My ambition has exceeded reality. With three days before I leave Victoria, I have a task list which wakes me in the foreboding dark of these winter mornings. Most people would assume these tasks are related to my trip. Foolish people. ...

Challenge: A day trip of Vancouver Island, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Challenge: A day trip of Vancouver Island

A travel blog entry by shaeh

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... . When we arrived at Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal we were dismayed by the enormous spiralling queue to catch the express bus to Victoria.   If you are prepared to wait for your Fish and Chips the extremely popular Red Fish, Blue Fish wil not ...

Adjusting, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Adjusting

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... by the beginning of March still haven't opened. Crocuses and snowdrops are about to bloom a month late. It's unfamiliar weather for Victoria, and my body isn't used to it either. But the larger curiosities are the first experiences back in Canada. The ...

Victoria (on Vancouver Island), Victoria, Canada travel blog

Victoria (on Vancouver Island)

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Dean: On Sunday we travelled from Vancouuver over to Victoria on Vancouver Island. We could have just booked ourselves on to a tour bus that would take us across (so no need to worry about the ferry etc) but we decided to do it ourselves, via public ...

Pictures now added!!!, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Pictures now added!!!

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Dean: We have now (yesterday and today) finished uploading all of the pictures to the site. Sorry for the delay guys - ...

Museum of British Columbia, Victoria, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Museum of British Columbia, Victoria

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... change (including a wooly mammoth - which had real ice all around it), some stuff about the First Nations/Indians, History of Victoria and BC (including a stand about the 80's including loads of toys and stuff with a load of little kids standing around ...

Goldstream Provincial Park, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Goldstream Provincial Park

A travel blog entry by cottonbud

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... and peddlers selling wares. There were alot of tourists around but that seems to be the case most days in downtown Victoria. After a brief walk down Government St and some window shopping and a Canadian soccer shirt later, I decided to go check out ...

From Vancouver to Vancouver Island, Victoria, Canada travel blog

From Vancouver to Vancouver Island

A travel blog entry by cottonbud

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... and packed up our things. After checking out and storing our luggage with the bell desk, we had a wonderful dim sum lunch at Victoria Chinese restaurant right next to our hotel. It was the best dim sum that I've had because there were a ton of vegetarian ...

East Sooke Park, Victoria, Canada travel blog

East Sooke Park

A travel blog entry by cottonbud

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This morning Claudia, Tim, Catherine, the nieces and nephew, and Sze and I drove to East Sooke Park for a hike. It's a great park for hiking with green woods, rocky cliffs, and the ocean. The girls especially loved climbing the rocks along the way. After ...

Temporal anomaly, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Temporal anomaly

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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My brain got caught in one of those horrible circular anomalies last night, kind of like that Star Trek NG episode where they're all doomed to relive the same period of time over and over again until Picard intervenes to save the day. I was half ...

OOPS!, Victoria, Canada travel blog

OOPS!

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... Island, and not in Vancouver, which is not the island. Well we figured this out at 01:00AM, 11 Hours before our flight from Victoria Harbor to Seattle. So we googled around and found that the cheapest way to get to Victoria is a 4 hour trip by bus, ferry ...

Home-bound, Toronto-Vancouver-Victoria, Canada travel blog

Home-bound

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... Cubans handle line-ups better than Canadians, but we still have some pleasant little connections with our fellow detainees. One family from Victoria are just getting back from a stay at Varadero. Like us, Maria and Mike travelled with their kids and their ...

Victoria's Chinatown, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Victoria's Chinatown

A travel blog entry by cottonbud

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... little shops through Fan Tan Alley. Apparently, ages ago, Fan Tan Alley used to house some the more shady businesses in downtown Victoria in the shape of opium houses and gambling dens. From Pandora Street, you can walk through Fan Tan Alley onto Fisgard ...

Stuff to know for Cuba, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Stuff to know for Cuba

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CUBA SPECIFIC INFO This is supplemental information to my detailed travel tips in my second journal entry, Parental Leaving. All prices are in convertible pesos -- roughly the US dollar. Accommodation Cuba's casa particular system is perfect for ...

Luminara, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Luminara

A travel blog entry by cottonbud

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Today was our last full day in Victoria. We picked the girls up from rock climbing and went to lunch at a Buddhist vegan restaurant called "Lotus Pond". After lunch, a honey bun from the Chinese bakery and a cup of coffee later, we headed to Beacon Hill ...

The Island, Capital Regional District,  Canada travel blog

The Island

A travel blog entry by faff

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... of Orcas treated us to a show. We can now tick killer whale off our bucket list. We spent 2 nights in a hostel near downtown. Victoria is a very pleasant city and is pretty chilled. There is a sort of English twee to it. We didn't do much except wander ...

The Best Laid Plans, Victoria, Canada travel blog

The Best Laid Plans

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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Hair and vacations don't mix for me. Normally content to have a hairstyle best described as unkempt, on leaving Victoria I find my Shaggy DA look annoys me. I wander the streets of San Francisco, Macau or Nogales, hoping to find a cheap, friendly ...

Moss Street Paint In, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Moss Street Paint In

A travel blog entry by cottonbud

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We went down to Moss St. for the Moss Street Paint-In where a bunch of artists line up their work for exhibition and sale all down Moss St. Other than that, we had a nice lazy day doing ...

It Begins, Victoria, Canada travel blog

It Begins

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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When does a trip begin? I just booked the flights, set the start and end dates for Cuba. We've called our parents and said we're going. But the first motion of this voyage can be traced back so much earlier than the pencilled lists of possibilities. ...

Living the Life of Riley!, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Living the Life of Riley!

A travel blog entry by cobra1899

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... pictures of the flowers. The beauty and smell of the flowers was overwhelming. Sunday night I went for a stroll around downtown Victoria and got extremely frustrated. Everywhere I looked I saw couples walking around. It was a beautiful evening. I've ...

Victoria, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Victoria

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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... and some catching up.  From there we headed out to Metchosin where Jill and family resides about 20 minutes from the centre of Victoria.  The Hammond family actually runs an amazing B & B out there.  It is perched up on a hill overlooking the ...

ferries and bikes, Victoria, Canada travel blog

ferries and bikes

A travel blog entry by cobi

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... so we met two girls, Stacey, a fellow Australian, and Helen, a Brit, who were our roommates. Stacey has just arrived in Canada from Australia and so Chellsie and I were eager to share our advice and experiences. It was interesting listening to Chellsie, a ...

Letter to the Editor, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Letter to the Editor

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... without being edited too heavily on March 20 in the National Post, the more conservative of the two national newspapers in Canada. Having just returned from 6 weeks in Cuba, I was interested to see the Post running a series of articles on life there ...

Back to the island.., Victoria, Canada travel blog

Back to the island..

A travel blog entry by itsem

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Not long after arriving in Vancouver Tracey and I headed over to Victoria for a long weekend. Being semi fresh arrived from the its free, or almost free - UK we were still in a state of shock at how expensive all tourist attractions seemed and so we were ...

The British in British Columbia, Victoria, Canada travel blog

The British in British Columbia

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... a bit worried about that extra cake I had consumed but we managed it back safely. There is a definite British feel to Victoria, perhaps just that the buildings are older or because its the capital or just because there are a few royal stories about. ...

"THAT IS TOO COOL." (WE MADE IT ACROSS)

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... of native-Canadians are entitled to. My drivers, now, were on their way to sell these salmon to Vietnamese restaurants in Victoria. How ironic. The driver, Shea, in a college basketball jersey, and his wife, Robin, were nice and smily. They ...

Blue, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Blue

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... cleaned out and packed for the promise of warm nights beneath the Southern Cross. The facts we miss Christmas and return to Victoria when Lucy is twice her current age (and no longer a newborn) elicite strong emotions from family. Last night, Julie's ...

BACK IN CANADA!, Victoria, Canada travel blog

BACK IN CANADA!

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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... back for a few days now and the initial strangeness of it all is beginning to wear off. After nearly 2.5 years outside of Canada the North American culture seems really rather odd to me. I can't believe how BIG and NEW everything is. After spending so ...

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