1) Your scenery is always breath-taking but even more so during our August visit as the sun made the water sparkle...yes, like diamonds! Made our kayaking and biking around
just THAT much better. Stanley Park
2) Eating options were numerous and within a stone's throw of our boutique hotel. Crazy-good ramen, down home Italian and fresh sushi made choosing a chore (but not really.)
3) Friendly people, easy navigation and that cute little "jaunty man" signal which tells you it's time to cross the street.
|The burrata at La Buca|
|A mouth-watering menu at La Buca|
Finally, how can I forget the really great boutique hotel on
Robson Street? The Listel features comfortable rooms, helpful staff and great location for walking to most of what we wanted to see/do. Less driving and parking meant more time to
chill and enjoy the city.
We did take the car to
with the intent of participating in the
Grouse Grind before we left on Thursday.
My friend tells me it's a straight up hike on the normally-wintery ski
trail with a convenient tram to bring you down when finished. An un-named person forgot their hiking shoes
so we found solace in The Bakehouse and the many pastries on display. North
I'm back to my usual routine - work and some play - and my summer fling with
seems so far away. But I will be back,
with hiking shoes in hand! Vancouver
Places to eat
Ramen Santouka (amazing)
3431 W Broadway
The Listel Hotel
|The lamb agnolotti - beautiful and delish at La Buca|