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... emptied the contents down his hotel plughole into the Tokyo Harbour and kept the plastic. Years later he is cleaning the beaches of Haida Gwaii in British Columbia of the detritus from the 2012 Japanese tsunami among which are 100s of detergent bottles.
Sitting on the gallery steps munching a quick lunchtime sandwich I saw a bus load of tourists taking photos of the gallery itself, 2 amputees and 6 pregnant women and wondered what Coupland would have made of that.
... that might not come your way. Nevertheless we chose to hop off at Gastown as we knew that it was only a 10 minute walk from our hotel. We took some photos of the Gassy Jack memorial and then took a break in a good old Irish pub called The Blarney Stone. More World Cup football! We watched Japan versus Greece whilst enjoying a couple of beers. We had missed the England v Uruguay game while we were in Stanley Park and it ...
... resolved. Flying business class has ruined us for economy travel, now that we know how the other half fly we don't want to go back. Priority boarding, champagne on entry, extra extra leg room, lunch, breakfast and snacks, lay flat bed and the inflight entertainment system 'Red'... We have been spoilt. Our WestJet flight from LAX to YVR was not as glam but it did the job. I slept a little of the way, waking up at one stage with my head slumped ...
... our accommodation.
They had put us in a room with 2 double beds - thankfully we were able to change to a queen size. They had our booking for 2 of our 3 stays. We are still working out the July booking.
We decided to go out walking after a quick shower to freshen up a bit. While we were out we had tea. It was a delicious Chicken Mamma Rosa. We took a couple of photos too!!
Back to the hotel and it is nearly ...
... Chinese, but it is nothing like any Chinatown we have seen, with most of the buildings modern and western. There are some Chinese touches like green glazed tiles, curved bridges, temples, but not a lot, even when we try the back streets, so we head toward the Downtown area, with some attractive modern buildings in the streets leading to the historic areas.
We stop at the original Royal Hawaiian Hotel, which is now the State Art Museum, with some interesting ...
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