San has a few weeks off so we planned this trip about 3 months ago. I will not bother you too much with details, photos I posted here and here will show you a part of what we experienced on that trip. To say the truth I got a bit bored of regular one-per-week blogging. I have no idea about what to post next so it will probably be sort of flash-of-the-moment kind of inspiration. I made big changes in my life
this last year and there are more important things to plan and do in a nearby future: obtaining Canadian driving licence (my Serbian one will expire in a month and I will have to go through testing again; pain in the ass but there is no way around it), making a proper resume and finding a job, establishing dojo, buying a new sword, winning the lottery, etc, etc, etc….
Just to mention that Victoria, the capital of BC is a city where I almost felt as like being in Europe. Streets in old part look like something I have already seen in old continent and BC parliament building looks like almost every similar building I've seen all over western Europe. Being found by an Englishman, established as a trade post by another and, on the bottom line, named after one British queen, certainly helped that feeling. Just to add, they have a lot of local breweries around and beer is excellent :cheers: Food was ok too but I've seen some very odd things :left:
No, I didn't try it. I mean, I like chocolate but this was a bit too much :left:
What was really unusual was a weather. As meteorologists expected this winter to be one of the worst in Canadian history, it feels like a big fail so far. During entire trip we had mild weather and even in Tofino (where we expected a lot of rain and wind) it was unusually sunny. Well, winter is not over yet. We will see.
The biggest animal we saw was a deer in Fort Rodd Hill, even though all over Pacific Rim they put warnings about wolves and cougars :left: Well, I've seen something…
…but even after consulting Sitting Fox, I am still not sure what was that – an average wolf or a very big dog? :left:
While going to Okanagan, we stopped by in a city of Hope. Do you know why is that city THAT interesting for? I will give you a hint: one of the most famous movies in the history of cinematography was made there 😉
We visited family and friends, spent some really nice time with them, saw a little bit of a snow in Salmon Arm and returned home. It feels good to be out of car for a while. One interesting thing is that, whenever I ask about distance from one city to another, I usually get the answer in number of hours of driving. Not in kilometers but in hours, something quite unusual for us who live or has lived in Europe. Also, it was some time ago since I was travelling for more than 600km and stayed in the same country. Well, I better say in province, because Canada is way too big.
I must say I am proud of this little girl ( :sst: San don't like me to call it "a boy"), she's been through so many roads with us without a single malfunction :happy:
Blogs I Follow
- Thrifty Campers
- A Walk with Wildlife
- The Spryte's blog
- The View From My Bowl
- Humanity in Syria is at risk
- Make every day a little bit special ♥
- Robin's Robins
- coisart's canvas
- A Sneak Peek On Things I Like
- A Canadian in Ireland
- The Fish Tank
- This Insubstantial Pageant Faded
- der Wandersmann