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Goodbye VAN

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It’s time to say goodbye to Vancouver or VAN how it is sometimes named. Although cities are normally defined by their places of interest I will mostly remember the friendly people I meet during my stay in Vancouver. A special thanks to Janine and Ken for their hospitality. To all the guest in the Urban […]

The past few days I used the public transportation system in Vancouver quite frequently. Vancouver offers bus service, sky train (a rapid metro system), sea bus (ferry) and mini ferry. The ticket system is fairly easy to understand and affordable. A highlight from my point of view are buses with bicycle racks – something I […]

Lynn Canyon

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Today’s place of excursion was Lynn Canyon. Not as well known as the Capilano Suspension bridge, Lynn Canyon offers a similar experience with less “tourist” attitude and people and is mainly visited by locals. And of course there’s also a suspension bridge to be crossed when hiking along the canyon. Due to Victoria’s day, a […]

Today it was museums day. Motivated by raining in the morning I decided to go to the museum of anthropology (MOA) at the University of British Columbia campus. The MOA is one of the leading museums known for it’s display of works of First Nations peoples of the Northwest coast area of Canada. The museum […]

I’m now in the “Urban hideaway”, my stay for the next five days (and nights). It’s a lovely small hostel in the middle of downtown Vancouver. The hosts, Janine and Ken, are very friendly and open-minded people. It’s a pleasure to be here. A perfect base to explore Vancouver and to relax after extensive walking […]