Jet skiing around Vancouver

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 in Things To Do, Vancouver | 2 comments

I’ve been keeping an eye on Groupon deals ever since we arrived in Vancouver, and I was very excited to see a deal for Jet Ski (or Sea-Doo, as they seem to call them here) rental at a place in Vancouver. I’ve always wanted to have a go on one, so now seemed as good a time as any to give it a go. Because of the Groupon deal, we pretty much got a two hour tandem rental for the price of one hour, which worked out at $139. I think...

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A whale of a time in Victoria

Posted by on Jun 23, 2013 in Things To Do, Trips, Vancouver | 8 comments

Last Friday was my 29th birthday (boohoo). My mum had sent a lovely box of presents all the way from home and once I’d opened them in front of her on Skype I set off for work. I hate working on my birthday usually, but my boss and colleagues went out of their way to make sure I had a lovely day. I got presents, flowers, taken out to lunch, champagne, birthday cake etc…Not bad considering I’ve only been working there for 2...

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Camping at 20 Mile Bay

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in Things To Do, Trips, Vancouver | 2 comments

Last weekend we finally went camping! As it was the weekend between our birthdays, we wanted to go away somewhere and do something that we would remember. We’d been planning for this trip for a long time and had a long list of amazing places to choose from. For this trip, however, we decided on 20 Mile Bay on Harrison Lake in the Fraser Valley area, BC. As it was our birthday trip, and it was quite a distance away, we hired a car for the...

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Conquering Mount Gardner

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Hiking, Things To Do, Trips | 3 comments

Yesterday (Sunday) was Nick’s birthday, so we planned a whole weekend of nice activities. Friday night we cooked a pizza, and took it and some drinks down to Kitsilano Beach to enjoy the sunshine! Drinking alcohol in public is illegal here, and you can get fined about $230 if you are caught. They DO patrol the beaches here and take it quite seriously, so bear that in mind! We didn’t let that deter us, however, and decanted some drink...

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