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Days 243-247: Vancouver, BC, Canada

More shitty weather!

storm 10 °C
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I stayed with a few people from different parts of west Canada. They were engineers and translators. They were all pretty cool, and we checked out some hip(ster) food and drink stops. Got to play some console video games for the first time in years. Man, Skyrim is crazy good. Now I get it.

Well, ran along the north west coast of Vancouver past the beaches and trees and university. It was pouring rain, but it was alright. Did a third of a marathon, which was that only running I've done in months. Had like 8min km splits. Pretty horrible. I want my marathon split to be 6 min, and I usedta be at 6.5min.
Spanish Bank Beach Park: 7
University of BC: 7

I checked out the whole waterfront area. Well, it was pouring rain... But this little island that's not really an island was kinda cool. All these little galleries and breweries and markets are there. I did a flight of beer from Canada's oldest microbrewery. I took a little ferry on the False Creek from the island English Bay on the other side. This part of town has a little forest on the beach.
Granville Island: 8
False Creek: 7.5
Aquabus Ferry: 7.5
English Bay: 7
Stanley Park: 8
Third Beach: 7

I feel, like other Canadian cities, it's safe, pleasant, and quaint. But I got to see a few Halloween costumes.
Downtown: 7.5

Well, the university is big and nice-looking. Apparently it's pretty highly-ranked also. The anthropology museum is pretty good, though. I suppose its main draw is that it has a lot of native pacific northwest art. So you could spend a few hours there. It's about 15 bucks, but it's only 10 and open til 9pm on Tuesdays.
University of British Colombia: 7
Museum of Anthropology: 8.5

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Posted by ErnieLG 20:39 Archived in Canada

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