So, I thought I should update this with some remarks on my recent trip to Vancouver. Though I was only there for little more than three days, there were two components of the trip I enjoyed. The food, in particular this one Japanese restaurant in the center of town, and and a restaurant called Da Pasta Bar stand out. The Japanese food was affordably priced and consisted of a good selection of well-prepared food. I enjoyed it so much, I ate there twice! And the pasta restaurant had this pesto-chicken fettucine dish that was beyond fantastic.
The other piece of Vancouver I enjoyed was the high cultural value. A group of Vancouver actors and actress, for instance, are attempting to perform all of Shakespeare’s works (or at least the majority), on an informal basis. I happened to be lucky enough to be there on a weekend in which they were reading, and despite the lack of a set or, really, any costume, they put on an enjoyable performance. The independent cinemas and the museum pieces showcasing Vancouver artwork were also noteworthy.
Unfortunately, it did rain, or if not, threaten rain for nearly the entire trip. While I enjoyed Vancouver, and its well-integrated population, I’m not sure I could handle that year in and year out. But, I would certainly love to go back. Whistler, with its (apparently) fantastic skiing is just a two hour drive away. That alone makes a return trip worthwhile.
On another note, I’ll be heading to Quebec in about two weeks. I’m trying to prepare myself now for some French culture!