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... nor is Jeremy; just a couple of guys trying to have a cool trip and see something different. The bike is a tool I figure. A tool to be used to increase freedom, with the added bonus of increasing appetite. It's a tool which allows us to see places that other travellers don't. Traveling by bike is an affordable and easy way to have a bit of adventure in an age where adventure is being sterilized and sold to the masses.
That about sums up the trip and ...
Pat, sein Bruder und ich fuhren am naechsten Tag nach Sproat Lake.
Die Mitchells haben da fuer zwei Wochen ein Sommerhaus gemietet und ich war willkommen, etwas Zeit mit ihnen zu verbringen. Das Wetter sah nicht vielversprechend aus, aber davon liess ich mich nicht demotivieren.
Etwas nervoes war ich dann doch, seine Familie kennenzulernen.
Nach knapp 2 Jahren Fernbeziehung, die keine war, hatten sie doch schon einiges von mir gehoert, was genau das war, wusste ich ...
... to Seattle, then to Frankfurt and then finally to Delhi.
As of now, our plan is to go from Delhi and travel the "Golden Triangle. From Delhi we will train to Agra (where the Taj Mahal is ), then head to national parks to spot tigers, then off to Jaiper (where The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movie is filmed). We will then head back to Delhi and make our way up to Northern India, Pakistan border, visting the Yoga capital of the world. Then head into ...
1. Kimchi & Calamari ~ Rose Kent
2. The Woman Who Walked to Russia ~ Cassandra Pybus
3. Underground to Canada ~ Barbara Smucker
4. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress ~ Dai Sijie
5. Hatchet ~ Gary Paulsen
6. It's All Chinese to Me: An Overview of Culture & Etiquette in China ~ Pierre Ostrowski & Gwen Penner
7. Brian's Winter ~ Gary Paulsen
8. River Town: Tow Years on the Yangtze ~ Peter Hessler
9. The River ~ Gary Paulsen
Ed cut the engine and anchored fairly close to the island but the seals paid little attention. We completed our insulation by adding a hood and gloves before jumping into the water with our snorkel and fins on. Ed recommended where we should swim and warned us not to stand up in the shallow water. The seals don't like it when much more than your head is above water, and we didn't want to upset the seals.
We started by snorkeling around ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Buccaneer Inn Nanaimo
What a great place to stay!! We were greeted by Dave and Marlene and their "pirate" of a son Christopher and were made to feel welcome from the start. It was as if we were life-long friends. My wife and our three young daughters enjoyed the room that the suite afforded us especially after 5 days in our camper. What a wonderful break to sleep in such comfortable beds and in our own room. There is no better to wake up than to complementary Tim Horton's coffee. We were planning on taking the ferry of the Island the next morning so Dave checked the ferry schedule for us and brought it up to our room. When we checked out in the morning Dave had already gone on-line and checked the traffic at the ferry to see if it was crowded for us. We are already planning next years' trip back to the Buccaneer.
Extremely clean and affordable
My brother was here visiting for Australia, and he wanted to visit Vancouver Island. We stayed AT THE bUCCANEER iNN, Nanaimo, and I was astounded at the level of cleanliness and value for the price. We stayed at similar 5 star places in California at three times the price!!! We were also given a detailed summary of points of interest near-by, with directions from the Inn. I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Nanaimo.
Buccaneer Inn is even better now!
We stayed at The Buccaneer Inn a few months ago and it was great. We just stayed again and now it's even better!
They've repainted, redecorated and refurbished all the rooms. They've added down duvets with comfy covers, maple furniture and original metal art by a local artist. They even have samples of Nanaimo bars in their office! This place just keeps getting better and better.
Dave and Marlene work hard to make sure you have a great time in Nanaimo and throughout Vancouver Island. We can't recommend it enough and look forward to going again back soon!
1 Day in Paradise
We spent only 1 day in Dave & Marlene's Bucaneer Inn, but, it was the nicest day of our vacation. The place was immaculate, super comfortable and almost like being at home. Our Hosts were so helpful in advising us what to do/where to go. They set us up with a snorkel with the seals adventure, which was the most memorable event of our vacation. We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone planning a trip to Nanaimo or Vancouver Island. It was our starting point (right off the ferry) for our travel southbound through Vancouver Island to Victoria.
What a wonderful place.
We stayed in Nanaimo at the Buccaneer Inn. Wow. Don't let the exterior fool you. This place is QUALITY. Everything was squeeky clean. We had a kitchen unit with all the ammenities you'd ever need. At night the rules were enforced and it was utterly quiet. Everything worked. And most of all, Dave, the owner was incredibly friendly and helpful. He spent much time directing us to the local activities and restaraunts, showing us where to go on maps, and generally informing us on everything from diving, to current sailing races. to bugs and snakes in Japan. Quite enjoyable! His personal touch was gracious and so helpful, as well as entertaining..
Angela and John
Great rooms, relaxed setting and very friendly hosts
I stayed at the Buccaneer Inn based on previous reviews from this site and I can honestly say that I wasn't disappointed. The owners are very friendly and always willing to go out of their way to ensure your stay is as pleasant as possible. Thanks again for a wonderful stay and I'll be back soon.
This weekend we came to Nanaimo to dive (totally great place to dive!) and stayed at The Buccaneer. We've stayed at other places in Nanaimo but trust me this is the place we're staying at from now on! It was fantastic!
What a great place!
Our family just loved the super clean suites at The Buccaneer! The separate bedroom let us have some privacy from our kids. The kitchen helped make our holiday more affordable. They even had a basket of games, puzzles, books and cards in the room for our use. And there was another basket of food and sodas in the fridge. Oh and a real kettle, teapot and Earl Grey!
The owners were really friendly and had lots of interesting travel stories to tell. The Buccaneer is right on the water and you can walk along the Seawall to downtown. We will definitely stay again and wanted to let others know this is a first rate place!
Cleanest place I've stayed in!
The Buccaneer Inn is the cleanest place I've ever stayed in! The suites are comfy, immaculate and the beds are super comfortable. Nice view of the water and with the bedrooms at the back of the inn, had a great sleep. They have lots of info including daytrip itineraries. The owners were really friendly and they run a great ma and pa operation. Will definitely be back and strongly recommend The Buccaneer Inn to others!
Had a Great Sleep at The Buccaneer Inn
We really enjoyed The Buccaneer Inn. It all started with the warm welcome, Dave, Marlene and Christopher gave us! The Buccaneer is in a great location across from the water and Seawall and in the neighbourhood of a bunch of restaurants and pubs.
The suites are newly redecorated and are very comfortable. The beds are super comfortable. The separate bedroom and kitchen worked out really well for our family.
We would definitely stay again and would recommend this motel to anyone looking for spotlessly clean accommodation at an affordable rate in Nanaimo.