So I farewelled my friend who I was travelling with after LA - she's volunteering in Arizona for some nature programme for a few weeks before going back to start University. I started off in Vancouver for about a week, and stayed with Sandmanness.
I thought the city was really beautiful, even on the way to downtown from the airport you can see a lot of nice sites (like houses near the water, with the mountains right behind them). I also liked the chilly weather (call me a Grinch but I don't really like the sun, lol) and just the city in general.
I also got to meet up with frenzuh and bigbluffzinc for dinner and like I've mentioned throughout the blog, I love meeting people (and seeing players who you've played against online is just cool in general) so that was nice. Unfortunately I forgot to get a photo with them. I also went to Grouse mountain and saw snow for the first time (probably shocking for some of you), and also saw some other things (for the first time) like grizzly bears, an American bald eagle, etc.
On the last day I went to Stanley park (roughly the same size as Central Park in New York from what I've heard) and visited the aquarium there. I was by myself so it was a quiet day, but still quite nice to get some fresh air instead of just grinding non stop.
I also couchsurfed for a night and the girl I met there was really nice - she was the one who took me to Grouse mountain, and I had a great experience overall
Typical view in downtown Vancouver
View of (dirty) snow and Vancouver from Grouse mountain. I know the weather makes it look not so nice but, oh well.
View of the city from this really tall building (forgot the name..) Purposely ignored the sky because it wasn't looking very nice.
Beluga Whale at the aquarium! #Baluga Whale
Sandmanness and I
If anyone wants to ask anything about details for anything I did (or didn't mention) feel free.
Leaving Awice's place in Toronto for some grinders in Hamilton so will update the rest shortly..
A couple more updates to come, and yes I will talk about poker soon!