Lynn Canyon

Well, after being in the most famous bridge of Vancouver, the Capilano bridge,  I finally went to this other park with my girlfriend (So beauty she is) and I could realize some of the differences between the two parks. I will tell you now

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This park it is a free Park, so comparing with Capilanos bridge park that it has all routes marked and you can not get out of your way, in this case there is nothing marked and you could go wherever you want and make your own adventure and explore anything! As you can see in the picture, you had one little road but you could follow it or not:

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Greetings folks!

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The great trees of the forest:

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In a trunk and it seems I am pregnant:

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Sometimes the Park seemed a great jungle:

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And finally we arrived to the bridge!

Indeed, compared with the Capilano suspension bridge, the bridge is much smaller and has only a few meters of length, but I liked more the feeling that the water passes underneath, with more noise, more strength and more shocking.
Me and my girlfriend stayed there a while looking the strength of water under our feet and it was incredible.

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Then, with our explorer soul we go to make our little adventure. We walked pretty much and we reach the river flush. The river reminded me those animal documentaries where there arebears hunting salmon in the river. Kind of:

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Happened that sometimes my girlfriend and I were completely alone in the Park and according to the previous image, we began to think in “What if we meet a bear now? What could we do? Are we strong enough to fight with him? “.

Even my girlfriend with that thought stuck in his head, she yelled because she saw some animal crossing from side to side of the weed but she did not realize what was exactly. It was a fun moment though.

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The neighborhood and surroundings

When I arrived to the neighborhood of my house in Vancouver, I felt like the typical American, in a supertranquila area, where dwellings are individual private bungalows, with their own outer and where you find your neighbors watering their plants and greet you giving you good morning… as in the films go!

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And it’s so, here houses are private individual houses. The houses are small and each one has her personal plot to do whatever they want, planting fruits, hedges…

This is exactly the view I have from my neighborhood:

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and it’s a House that has a curious arbolcito. Is as a bonsay.

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Normally these neighborhoods are surrounded by pretty green and there is always about nature. In my case, is an area full of parks to walk the dog, play soccer, baseball… or simply be there resting.

It is also curious that in my area there are many very well maintained and open to the world tennis courts:

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And here you can see a video where I do “the attempt to play tennis” in one of the many tracks, but go that you I do not much professional style:

In short is a quiet, cozy and friendly neighborhood.

And it is milk because my early days, when he knew nothing about the city, I started to walk aimlessly and look toward where it could go, I could see the big city far away:

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And it is that Vancouver is a city that combines nature and civilization! If he looked at a part I could see the big city as in the photo above, with its skyscrapers and everything. But if it rotated 90 degrees, you can see the Rocky and snowy mountains! And to the West is the sea! It is a city quite so complete for nature lovers!

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I think a last this and that few cities have.

Walking can find me more things like the mythical yellow bus American of the Simpsons, with its own STOP sign and everything on its side:

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I also found other interesting things:

SKYTRAIN

Keep walking by my area, I found myself with a kind of train that stood out and passed over the road and the normal road and made me remember the futuristic films, where “trains” by their own Lane, have their own independent way!

In fact it’s nothing otherworldly, but this feeling gave me, came me to mind this image:

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Skytrain is called, and is the means of transport in the city of Vancouver. Unlike other transportation systems that I have known, I can say that Skytrain size is a bit smaller than other trains or meters, but they tend to become very often stops, each 2 minutes maximum, so it is fine (although in the morning must wait to pass many skytraines because of the number of people who use it and go to Downtown often get filled).

And here a video of the own SKYTRAIN:

Well, somewhat futuristic if you have not?

Crows

Another curiosity is that in my neighborhood… There are no pigeons! But instead of them there are crows, a peazo of crows that had never seen such size or at least did not remember them as well to these bichajos! If they are almost bigger than me!

Whenever I walk around my neighborhood I find them. And some are left watching you really!

It seems that someone is near! (This only some it means):

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What goes on (me)

I will write here about just some happenings or the little things more peculiar or ‘interesting’ that I pass by way of journal of Vancouver.

We’ll I’ll tell what I want (probably not relevant for you), but as a daily and without any order.

July 19

They arrest the person who was next to me in the library

Today in the library have been stopped was to my side sitting in plan “you are arrested under” and all.

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It was a guy who had done nothing while I was at my side, but seems that I had previously eaten biscuits or something well within the library and are not allowed to eat anything (unless that drinks are closed, that can be).

When has sat by my side, if that did paint a little homeless but not to become it, a little paint and now. Well, he has brought his computer and has been doing their things in silence and respecting others.

In that sometimes came a guy up the library to tell him to leave, that he could not be there. The other was unaware of it and said that it would not be that it was a place public. Then in an of those visits of the saves, has said that going to call to the police. And that has happened.

Has come it police, and the same discussion: “that he not could be there, that was a place private etc” the another les remained saying that “that was a place public that not you could take that not was doing nothing bad” (and in think that has all the reason) and besides this, the chico tried to ignore or pass of it police (before you had operated with the saves) and les said that not touch nothing of he , that not be going to any site.

And then as it was not working, as the police have begun to pick up and turn off the computer of the boy and another freaking out in a tone half lloro-rabia but without being aggressive that “leave my stuff, not the toqueis” (in plan but you are doing) and then as it has been raised half desperate, have arrested him.

In that time I have paragraph slightly to them of the law do its work. It was slightly in tension if began beating me gave me or something, but the guy has been aggressive ever, simply said that was entitled to be there since it was a place public. And the police saying that no, that was private and that were not going to discuss that.

And as for not working have arrested him.

A little tension but nothing.

And it is true that in the library there are sometimes people with rare spots, but I think they are right to be like everyone else if they are able to preserve the atmosphere of calm and study, no?

July 25

They have stolen my towel!

And it is that this is another of the problems of coexistence, that things disappear. In this case a prized towel brought from Korea with a cute drawing, East in particular:

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And is that she needed a towel and my girlfriend, very nice and I thank from here gift me! Total lasted me a month.

It was put in the washing machine along with other clothes, go to pick it up the next day and find me my clothes taken off and well sorted and placed outside, Peeeeeeero without my towel.

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And it is that you lose something you already start to think of all your things that you are missing and you see “thieves” on all sides…

I will say that in part that someone has caught it me that another theory more occurs to you, because you are going, one day to another that Miss… And it is not the first time that disappears me somewhat, because previously disappeared me (that will take time to realize) a sleep shirt.

mmmm, now that think I’m doubting other purple t-shirt, but I’m not sure if this suit it or not… Start the paranoia that everything you lost.

Holy living.

But I will fight to find it! I’ll ask everyone about it! It begins in search of the lost towel.

03 August

The Taiwanese, Lili has gone and becomes an Arab House

And esque always makes you sad when someone goes. And it’s now time of comings and goings. In this case it was Lili, a very nice and friendly Taiwanese who always smiled and was in a very good mood. Here is a picture of her and mine to remember (when it was volunteering at the Japanese festival).

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And what gave me going (a Canadian flag with a message and an object Taiwanese to ask God if you have or do something and nose as depending on that part falls better you see the answer, no idea)):

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The message that I left in the little flag:

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You will miss from less Lili!

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And has become an Arabic that was in this same House makes 3 years… ago 3 five! It turns out it’s pilot and that before the hard work because is has walked Vancouver to relax and visit his old mother hehe.

The LAD, seems very nice to see how it goes with it! 🙂

Curious places

Here some curious sites or that they have drawn the attention of Vancouver:

Canadian Church

This looks like the typical American Church where you can imagine inside the bold singing gospel happily hehe.

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Here a view from the inside, as compared with the European Churches, not just figures or details, is more level in the sense of decoration.

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Steamclock

And at the Waterfront Street, one of the busiest Vancouver we have that according to its inscription, it is the first watch of the world steam.

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This is its appearance, where balls inside move at the same time that passes:

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As you can see, is a very frequented by tourists who do not stop taking photos:

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And in quarters and half and hour, usually eject steam through the roof, as a train were, making a melody lock sounding os which is. Here the demonstration video:

My journey by plane

“One post of travelling by plane?”  Seriously one post about HOW YOU TRAVELED ON AN AIRPLANE?”

Well, seems that, since I have had the worst experience flying so far with WESTJET (Canadian airplane company), although it is not their fault really, because they offer what they have and you take it or not, no ones forces you to fly with them. But I did it, ignoring what I was doing…

The situation was: One way trip  from Madrid to Vancouver, with a stopover in London. Final price = 263 €.
So in London I took the plane of Westjet to Vancouver. Okay, we know is a low-cost company and the price is really good, but it is a 9 hour trip! (After you will notice why I say that).

Well, the real journey began when I seat in my seat (Badum ts!).

The Plane was half empty and beside me nobody sat. Better, so I had more space! But hold on… There is no the typical individual screen to watch movies! Well, it’s okay, sure that they gonna broadcast a movie for all the passangers in the screens that will open upon our heads… but i was looking constantly for that momment but it does not fall anything above our heads. So… there is nothing interactive in the plane.
Suddenly I saw the stewards were offering something to the passangers, and thats includes… Tablets for all! I notice that some people are taking them but… one second… why almost nobody does it? Dont tell me they charge you for those tablets?
Well thats it… with one hand they have tablets and with the other they have visatakermachines to charge you about 20 dollars for use the thables… When the stewards approaches to me the with her sweet smile, my answer was clear:

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Pay to use tablets? Never!

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And with my wisdom I managed with my laptop and with a SD memory I moved some movie to my mobile phone and I could watched it, because attention, the seat had USB port to connect my charger to the phone and have unlimited battery. Here they get me a little.

A couple of hours has been past and I already started to feel a bit hunger. Suddenly I saw the cart food and I can sense the great food smell in the air. I was happy because the food is arriving! (I don’t know why, but the airplane meals gives me special illusion.)
But again they bring the pileup of visa and I noticed people was paying… and me:

“Well, perhaps somebody has ordered something specific and they are giving them and the food for all passangers is coming little after”, but I already have a bit of sense that it was not going to be like that… then to be sure, I asked the stewards (although already had suspicions of what the answer would be, even within me I believed that everything could be a dream and THE FREE FOOD, at some point, would come). The stewards replied with an “Unafortunately no sir” and I stayed with this face:

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“Unafortunately” she says, as if it were a fortune to have free food or not, sure, you can’t go to the kitchen and bring whatever, is just fortune thing…

Then I remembered that just before the trip I was little hungry, but I said “I’ll stand it, since is almost lunch time and in an 9 hour fly they will give us something to eat soon for sure” and then I didn’t buy anything, believing that if I ate something before fly, I would not be able to eat the delicious and great meal of the plane with which I dreamed).
But nothing at all… still freaking out and with a litte anger, I said to myself ” never in earth I am going to pay for something that I believe it is basic and that they would may give to us. I will hold my 9 hours without eating, like a champion”

But of course, they are 9 looong hours without eating… (beside the hours at the previous  plane + the stopover in Madrid, in total about 13 hours) and with my pride I can hold out 4-5 hours… but your stomach does not cares about the pride and guys, hunger is stronger than anything so it always wins… so it is in vain to fight.
And then I looked at the plane meals menu and of course, something cheap… is difficult to find.
Also that once you pay, you must eat because you are paying for it, so you need to select carefully, no chances to miss-chose.

 So I did,I bet an all in and I ordered this :

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And in all the trip is everything I had ate, besides of some coffe-cookies that often they bring you and that the steward gaves me as forgiving my life and saying as “Enjoy, kid, swell you” and laughing at my misery…

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But well, the fact is that I can’t blame the airline, I already am the only guilty and have not looked at what they offered.

If you are only willing to offer you the flight, what is a seat for your journey and nothing more, WestJet is your airline.

Finally I’m going to put something nice and positive to improve the post.

These are some views which I caught from the window while we were flying. First through the ice (I guess that the Arctic):

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and then finally overlooking the city of Vancouver from the sky!

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WELCOME TO VANCOUVER!