VANCOUVER – 18 OCTOBER
Trip Start Sep 14, 2010
34Trip End Oct 26, 2010
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The extra 2hrs passed quickly, and we were soon on board. We arrived in Vancouver at 12.45am, but by the time we got to our hotel and into bed it was closer to 2.30am. A long 26hrs since we arrived at La Fumicino airport in Rome!
However, every bit was worth it as The Sutton Place in Barraud St is a magnificent hotel, and our room is divine
After breakfast and a good sleep we took off to explore the city! We had some very helpful advice from the Information Centre staff at the Vancouver Tourist and Visitor Centre, and caught a hop on –hop off type bus that took us through 2 different routes around the city. What a brilliant way to look around and get the feel of a new place. Towards the end of the second tour we hopped off at English Beach and walked back into town. As it was almost dinner time, we decided to look for the restaurant that the Air NZ attendant had told us about.
We did find it - it’s called Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop Restaurant, and was absolutely brilliant. Exactly what we were looking for, and with loads of character. Like the man himself, who is quite legendary in Vancouver. Originally a fisherman, Joe became interested in life-saving, and during his lifetime, taught over a hundred children to swim. When he died, Vancouver had one of its biggest funerals ever.
Now it’s time for an early night! For once!