About two weeks ago I got a unsuspected phone call for a job offer. As stoked as I was, I had to cut my summer plans short and had to get away one last time before I started work. I’ve never been to Vancouver before and we were planning to go this summer anyways. A couple days of planning and we were on our way..
Please forgive me, I forgot my camera for one out of the three days. Also I didn’t take very many photos.. I usually like to take in what’s around me and the last thing I want to do is pull out my camera to snap a photo. But every time I get home and look at the photos I’ve taken that day.. I ALWAYS regret not taking more. In result of this, some of these photos are from my Instagram/Snapchat story.. Haha sorry.
After the long 12 hour drive, the first stop was our Airbnb.
After settling in, we immediately went to Lynn Canyon Park.. After some bubble tea of course. I think we had bubble tea everyday there all from different shops across town.
Cliff divers everywhere, one dude did a backflip.. It was insane.
All the trees here are so big and tall.
The Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge.
There are dogs everywhere in this city! I just want to meet them all.
Just about to leave Lynn Canyon Park and eat some sushi.
I was super happy I brought the TSX to Vancouver. It drove amazing. I almost backed out and brought the beater minivan last minute. I had no trouble driving here or around town. The only trouble I had was trying to get into the underground parkade at the Airbnb. Luckily there’s street parking close by and the area was relatively safe from theft so parking on the street was no problem.
Nero Belgian Waffle Bar for brunch the next day. This is the day I forgot my camera.. We rented bikes and biked around Stanley Park. We also took the ferry and checked out the Granville Island Public Market.
For dinner, we went to the Phnom Penh Restaurant! This place was on the top of my list of things I wanted to do in YVR. Being Khmer, I had to go here haha. I loved the butter beef and garlic fried chicken wings. SO GOOD!
During our visit, we tried three different Japanese restaurants: Tomokazu, Green Leaf Sushi and Suika. They were all really good, way better than Calgary for sure. A kudos to my friend Philip too BTW, that guy helped me plan my whole trip of restaurants basically haha..
After checking out the Vancouver Aquarium, we went to the BC Place and watched the Vancouver Whitecaps play the San Jose Earthquakes. Calgary needs a new stadium and a soccer team like this!
Another thing we wanted to do was check out the Richmond Night Market. We got there pretty late after the soccer game. We didn’t have enough time to try everything.. Next time.
This thing looks like a boob implant.
The next day we headed back to Calgary and got home pretty late. Cleaned the bugs off the TSX, detailed it in the morning and the car was parked at Illmotion’s Sunday School Show and Shine the next day. Unfortunately I took zero photos that day and again I came home regretting it. Next time you see me please motivate me to take some photos. 🙂