Vancouver part one

So today I arrived in this lovely city. It is located within breath-taking scenery, snow-capped mountains and water surrounding.

The people are lovely too. For the first time since crossing the Atlantic Ocean people have stopped to ask me OK when I pull out a map! This is something that would happen all the time in Dublin… we are friendly you know.

The bus journey up was kind of amusing. Four women and a bus driver on this big coach. Felt like we were being chauffeured.

I got through security OK, hint for travellers coming up to Canada from the US, make sure you booked the accommodation before you leave. I didn’t have to apply for any kind of ESTA to get up here for holidaying because of being from Ireland which is also dead handy.

So I got here, got this light rail thing from the train station and found the hotel which is in a very good central location. The guy at the front desk was lovely… likes to call me a funny name. He told me the places to avoid in town. There is really only one area, but I saw the outskirts of the area and kind of saw a woman shooting heroin.

Anyway I walked around town, got my eyebrows done at Bombay Brow Bar. It was pricey but the service was amazing. I really love getting my eyebrows threaded. Although I can never quite understand why my left brow always hurts more.

I then went to Les Délices de l’Érable, where I met a girl from Ireland. She was lovely to talk to me even though she was meant to be working. She was saying how she understood that it is hard but she is over with a sister. Anyway I had waffles and the world famous Canadian Mayple Syrup. It was quite nice. More watery then the American counterpart.

The gift shop was kind of cool. I got myself a Vancouver badge (I collect them from all the cities I go to) and then got my Nan a pair of earings for her birthday.

I then went to get sushi, where I was again overcome by emotion in public so I had to get my Californian rolls to go. I then had to walk back to the hotel on the verge of panic attack but still, I managed to go into 7eleven and got SMARTIES.

So now I am in the room (they gave me a double bed because I am a girl) and I am watching Community. I swear to God such a funny programme on the tele couldn’t have come at a better time!

It seems to be fairly noisy outside of the room. I think it might have something to do with the fact that there was some sort of ice-hockey match on. Being a Thursday I hope that the sound falls off soon because people have to work in the morning. I forgot to bring my ear plugs. I should have really have gone to a bar to join in but I am really not feeling up to sitting alone in one and having drunk men hit on me.

I have to go out to the lobby to post this damn thing. The wireless just does not want to make it through the walls which is a bit of a pain in the ass.

On a completely different note. People are going mad for the Royal Wedding over here! I think that they may even be going more for it then people in England! And they get the day off work! People (M included) are even getting up really early in the morning to watch the bloody thing. After I see her dress I couldn’t care less!

M hasn’t even texted me to see if I have arrived safe which I think is kind of weird. Though I am used to her weirdness at this point. I am very much looking forward to seeing L on Saturday. I am hoping that seeing her will help me enough to bring me out of this pit, or even give me a leg-up out of it.


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