Vancouver and I had a falling out several years ago when it stole my purse and nearly left me stranded. But it has made it up to me, thanks to a great weekend with Trina.
The aquarium! The flowers! That in itself is worth the flight.
The restaurants are delicious! I have to say that Edmonton sushi definitely is as good or better, but the prices on the coast are so much more reasonable. And the variety– I had, over the weekend: elk benedict, feta- stuffed salmon and tomato-basil salad (ingredients courtesy of Granville Island Market), a huge sushi dinner for under $50 (and that was for two!), camembert and asparagus sandwich, and a heavenly oxtail stew.
But the best part (aside from the visiting) was the Miraj Hammam. A good long steam is followed by a rubdown with eucalyptus oil, and then a scrub. Then, a quick rinse. Never did a lukewarm rinse ever feel so good. After that, a half-hour massage and a leisurely lounge on pillows with a sweet snack and mint tea. I could have stayed there all day.
So I accept your apology, Vancouver. I’ll see you around, OK?