Travel Diary: Bowen Island

I went to Bowen Island for a couple of days with two friends. It’s really close to Vancouver.

I felt stressed these past weeks and wanted a break from city life. Prior to the trip, I had not been on an overnight trip in several years and did not hike in a really long time. I am a homebody but it was relaxing and refreshing to be in nature. I felt peaceful.

I think that when you’re on the island, you are on an “island timezone.” What I mean by this is that there’s no rush and there’s not much need to check your phone. I wonder why I check my phone a lot more in the city- perhaps because a lot of people have the ‘need to be productive’ mindset?

Day 1

The view from the ferry.

The view from the top.

I would say that the highlight of the trip was stargazing. There is only one street light on the island. I had never seen so many stars before. They looked so big and I could see them clearly.

Day 2

The lighthouse and volcanic rocks.

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I got my friends to watch The Untamed with me after our hikes. They became really invested in it, which was great. Hehehe.

Travel Diary: Parliament & Butchart Gardens of Victoria

I went to Victoria, BC again. Last time I went to Craigdarroch Castle, Chinatown and Miniature Museum. This time I went to the Parliament Buildings (only outside) and Butchart Gardens.

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on the ferry

The Parliament Buildings are really big.

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close-up of the Parliament

The Butchart Gardens are quite big as well. I took photos of my favourite flowers. I must have missed the lilies because I don’t think I saw them…

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taken at the rose garden

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pretty restaurant

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Phone camera pictures:

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The gardens are definitely my favourite place in Victoria.


Victoria Part 1 – Craigdarroch Castle/Chinatown/Ferry [HERE]

Victoria Part 2 – Miniature Museum [HERE]

Travel Diary: The Peak of Vancouver

I went to Grouse Mountain, also known as the Peak of Vancouver. I’ve been there when I was younger, but it’s my first time back as an adult.

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before the skyride

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The chairlift was probably the funnest part for me, and we saw a big bear while sitting on it. The view of Vancouver was pretty – the land surrounding the water bodies in the second photo is the city.

Travel Diary: Victoria Part 2

These are unedited photos I took at Miniature World in Victoria. Miniature World is a museum where everything is tiny. There were so many displays and admission is $16 for adults. For point of reference… imagine the Colossal Titan from Attack on Titan.

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HAHAHA!

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The details are incredible. Every display contains so much – it’s hard to capture everything in just one photo.

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Day versus night at the circus. Some displays turn dark and they have cool lights.

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Travel Diary: Victoria Part 1

I went on a trip to Victoria with the crew. I took these photos with my camera (not phone camera) so these photos are not edited, except for the last one.

Craigdarroch Castle

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I wanted to post a photo of this beautiful piano but unfortunately the picture I took is blurry. šŸ˜¦

Chinatown

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Chinatown in Victoria is tiny! A lot of shops aren’t run by Asian people either but the lanterns look nice. I regret not buying a No Face plush keychain (from Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away). TT_TT There was a Totoro one too. I do think that Totoro is cuter but I like No Face more.

Ferry

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ONE PIECE!

Part 2 will be on Miniature World. I have a lot more photos for that which is why there are two parts.

Vancity Eats (Part 5)

Part 1 HERE

Part 2 HERE

Part 3 HERE

Part 4 HEREĀ 

Just some of the foods I’ve eaten with the usual friend group.

September 2017Ā 

Kim bap at YOGI with G | Bubble tea at The Bubble Tea Shop with G

October 2017

Chicken cutlet at Raisu with A, C, G, G, J, J, J, V, V | Bruschetta Chicken FettuccineĀ at Original Joe’s with J

November 2017

Poutine at New York Fries with A, J | Lasagna at The Gallery at UBC with G | Ramen at Jinya with A, G, J

Decemeber 2017Ā 

Melonpan at BAKER & TABLE Cafe with A, G, J, V | Bibimbap at Morak with A, G, V