Trip Start Mar 14, 2006
374Trip End Mar 15, 2007
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Vancouver's Rodeo drive, although more like oxford street, provided enough window shopping entertainment and more importantly shelter to hide from the wet stuff falling. The more favorable exchange rate north of the border did make me want to seek out a bigger bag though after spotting more than a few un-carryable bargains.
Dawdling over to the 2nd largest Chinatown in North America after San Francisco, it had enough authentic Asian charm and character to almost make me feel like I was back in that amazing part of the world taking in the sights and smells of the street side markets with their fresh and dried 'I haven't a clues'.
As much as I may not be getting the city I was certainly admiring it's inhabitants though for their resilience with the night air here less than tropical yet seeing a lot of people at bars sitting drinking outside. Suppose it must keep the beer cold if nothing else.