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  • 1. Vancouver, BC
    June 2010
  • 2. Strolling along English Bay
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  • 6. Me at English Bay Beach Park
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  • 8. Stanley Park
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  • 11. My niece – devoured by a giant zucchini plant?
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  • 13. One of many community gardens in the city
  • 14. Japadog – a local lunchtime culinary experience
  • 15. Robson Street – home to shopping, restaurants, and Japanese treats
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  • 20. My niece at Canada Place
  • 21. Waterfront Station – the historic station for Canada’s transcontinental train
  • 22. Gastown – historic neighborhood now overrun with tourist shops. A picturesque place to stroll, with some interesting galleries, but do beware the overhype – a definite tourist trap.
  • 23. Gastown Steam Clock
    A photo in every tourist’s album. However, not exactly authentic, as it was built in 1977 based on an 1875 design.
  • 24. Maple Tree Square - Gastown
  • 25. World Cup frenzy in a soccer-mad city
    Japanese-Canadians celebrate Japan’s goal vs. Denmark in Japan’s first-ever World Cup
  • 26. Hon’s Noodle House
    Robson Street
    Recommended by a friend & not listed in the guidebooks. Do not be put off by the cafeteria décor – fantastic Chinese!
    Erika’s hot and sour soup
  • 27. “A-Maze-ing Laughter” by Chinese artist YueMinjun
    Public art installation on Denman Street, part of the 2009-2011 Vancouver Biennale
  • 28. Biking the Stanley Park Seawall
  • 29. Coal Harbor
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  • 31. Canada Place and Downtown Vancouver from the park
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  • 39. Post-bike ride coffee break at Delaney’s on Denman Street
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  • 41. Erika outside the Bubble Tea House on Robson Street
  • 42. Granville Island Public Market
  • 43. Queso Blanc performs on Granville Island Market Stage for the International Jazz festival
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  • 46. Granville Island street performer “Basketball Jones”
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  • 48. Views of Vancouver from Granville Island
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  • 50. False Creek, leading out to English Bay
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  • 52. Christ Church Cathedral – Gothic Revival, 1895
  • 53. Chinatown Night Market – Friday and Saturday summer evenings
  • 54. Chinatown Gate
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  • 56. Erika at Sanafir for tapas, Granville Street
  • 57. Cozy interior of Sanafir
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  • 59. Mussels in a honey and garlic sauce – heaven!
  • 60. Dessert tapas trio
  • 61. View from Amtrak train – Vancouver to Seattle