The next day I drove to the city of Vancouver. I planned to take a look at the city since I will be submitting my book, Masterpiece in Your Heart-Platinum Edition to Little Sister’s Bookstore at Davie St. While I was driving and lost my way searching for a carpark, I noticed there is a huge beautiful land of water and a beach. Eventually, I found out it is called the Sunset Beach Park. The place is massive with the view of the North Pacific Ocean, also surrounded by Vancouver Island from where I was standing.
The site is gorgeous for photography especially with the clear blue sky. While waiting for the bookstore’s owner to come at 2.30pm I had more time to walk around that area and its downtown. J advised me to buy the Lululemon in Vancouver since that brand originated from there. In comparison to the one in Singapore which is double the price of the one in Canada. So I got a dance pants which cost around CAN$150 and a tank top CAN$80. That is the estimated price if I am not mistaken. (Urghh I should have bought that yoga pants for my gym workout).
Walking at Vancouver is nice surrounded with trees turning to colors of Autumn which I have been looking forward to see in Canada.
It is already 2.35pm. I am now in the mood to have Chinese food again. Randomly chose a Chinese restaurant in the Village, Banana Leaf on Davie. I was the only customer at that time. Had their fried noodle and long beans. Thumbs up! One of my favorite moments of eating out in Canada and in most countries I visited is their restaurants are normally empty but does not mean that their food are not tasty.
Right after meeting the owner of Little Sister's Bookstore and shop for beautiful pride pins and key chains for me and my colleague Hans, I decided to drive back to Maple Ridge. Since the travelling takes quite sometime, I have to make sure I will not reach too late at night in case there are bears wandering at the streets of Maple Ridge / Silver Valley where my AirBnB is. Driving at that side of B.C, I am tempted to keep snapping photographs of the landscapes surrounding me of those gorgeous mountains and spacious field of emptiness with the backdrop of sunlight. Impromptu, I ended up at a dog’s park somewhere in Maple Ridge - Jerry Sulina Park. It is such a beauty here and seems like I am the only one without a dog who is enjoying myself posing for pictures with that blues and greens backdrop of nature.
PLACE TO STAY IN B.C
Maple Ridge AirBnB
PLACES TO EAT IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
Banana Leaf on Davie
Celine's Fish and Chips
A Bread Affair
Maple Leaf Indian Cuisine
Blog Posts for B.C