"The big city on the West Coast" Vancouver by Jefie
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It took me a while to make up a page for Vancouver for the simple reason that I didn't exactly fall in love with the city on my first visit there. Vancouver is rather expensive, very modern, and quite rainy, and these are not things I usually look for when I travel. However, due to some glitch in the space-time continuum, I ended up going to Vancouver not once, not twice, but three times over a six-month period, and I have to admit that the "City of Glass" has grown on me a fair bit. The fact that the sun finally came out while I was there sure helped a lot (!), and I also need to thank VTers YVRDave for setting up a VT meeting, rmdw for showing me around the city, and Carmanah for her amazing Vancouver page. So I hope you enjoy the following tips that sum up my 2007 adventures on the Canadian West Coast!
Quick update: Since I wrote this intro paragraph, life brought me not once but twice to Vancouver, the latest occasion being the 2012 Karate National Championships where I got to watch my nephew compete and qualify for the Junior PanAm games. The competition took place at the Richmond Olympic Oval, and among the many amazing memories I bring back from this trip, I once again had the pleasure of spending an evening with YVRDave. In all honesty, I guess Vancouver truly isn't so bad after all!
- Pros:Water and mountains all around!
- Cons:A bit expensive, rainy, and some social problems
- In a nutshell:Third time's the charm?!
it felt really weird, but in a really good way, to find myself back in Vancouver at the Canadian Karate Championships,... more travel advice
When I found out I'd be going back to the Canadian Karate Championship, I thought I'd stay at the same hotel I stayed at... more travel advice
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