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Travelling through food in Vancouver

I recently returned from a 4-day trip to Vancouver, British Columbia. For a $13 Amtrak ticket, it couldn’t be passed up. Once I decided to go, I discovered my Dutch CouchSurfing host from Amsterdam last year had just moved there, a Chinese surfer I met in Bellingham could host me and there were a few CouchSurfing meetings organized for the Cherry Blossom Festival and Vancouver’s 125th Birthday Celebrations! I knew the four days would be packed with CouchSurfing activities, but in the end, the focus was all on food.
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Dancing, shopping and living with the international communities of Seattle

When I was traveling Europe and people learned I was from Seattle I discovered the many things the city is known for. Usually people brought up Nirvana, Pearl Jam or some other grunge band, but often it was Starbucks, Microsoft or Boeing they knew. Actually, more often than not, it was Seattle’s rainy weather. As it often happens while traveling, I was expected to be an expert on these topics and on Seattle but I’ve never really been a tourist there besides the occasional day trip or stopover on our way somewhere else. Even though it’s less than 2 hour’s drive from my hometown, I didn’t really know much about Seattle, so I was looking forward to seeing what the Emerald City really should be known for.
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Drop your camera to find serendipity and your great blue heron

I love my camera. It’s just a basic point-and-shoot and I’d love to get a nicer, more professional one, but for now, I love what I have. It goes everywhere with me. Recently it came on a walk through Whatcom Falls Park with me. On my way to the park, I was driving past Bloedel Donovan Park, right on Lake Whatcom, and couldn’t help but pull over to take a photo (ok, more than one…) of the sunrise over the lake. Beautiful. I thought it’d be the highlight of my day since the color of the sky was getting more… well… Washington-y… cloudy but not rainy… overcast. It was just typical Washington weather that changes the light to make photos not quite as nice as those with the beautiful colors of sunrises and sunsets here, so I thought this was the end of my picture-taking day.
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