05.12.2009 3 °C
well i thought it was time to update you on what has been going on in canada. the canadian airport is so nice, and so far is my favourite airport. every 5 metres there was a sign that said welcome to canada and an arror to where you needed to go, a bit over the top i think, but i guess with the olympics the more signs the better! so im walking to customs, and they have this nice like display area, with water and stuff. so different from the normal boring airports! while going through customs the guy wanted my whole life story! which i thought was a bit weird, and jen said it was too coz they didnt ask her like anything and she was staying for much longer! any way like 3 trains, and 1 bus later i was at her uni. its a very nice movie, where quiet a few movies/shows have been shot. Just near her friends house is the "smallville barn" and i totally want to go there.
So the first full day we went down to downtown vancouver and walked around. i can actually remember many of the streets or park names so ill have to confirm with jen what they are as i basically was just taken places without being told where i was going! but i know we went to davie st where they embraces gays, with rainbow flags all down the street and all bus stops and bins pink! o and i forgot we went to walmart too before going to downtown, the superstore too and it was massive! i still cant believe in the same shop you can buy, fresh fruits and vegies, make up, jewelry, luggage, furniture and so much more!
we went to a beach, with floating pumkins and all! its really quiet nice to look back at the city and then see the snowy mountains too. beach, city, snow. we then went to the innuksa or something (the olympic symbol) which was put there to welcome the boats to vancouver. we had dinner at a place called fatburger, weirdest name for a shop i have seen yet. um i dont really remember what we did after food. o wait we went to granville island, which was cool. and i saw a dog that is seriously a cross between izzy and sandy!! really. and even jen thinks it looked like sandy. we then ventured home as the sun starts to set here at like 4pm. and the temperature drops dramatically once the sun is gone.
Today we went to north vancouver, so we caught the seabus (ferry) across the bay. after walking around the market, we went to a park, again cant remember which one, however its not the one tourists go to, the bridge is 5m shorter, but is free. where as at the other one you have to pay 25! id go for the free one any time.
we walked through the park for quiet a while and then jen decided to go off track and we walked down this big steep hill. it was totally worth it though as the bottom view was great!
so that is pritty much what i have been up to. i will be going iceskating, and skiing at a later date and cant wait!!