Earlier this month, I spent a week in the lovely city of Vancouver, Canada.
Reasons for the trip were,
1. I was bored of the desert scene, aka. Arizona,
2. I am a big fan of the X-files and Stargate SG1, which both were filmed in British Columbia.
I have posted most of my Vancouver photos in Flickr.com, however the following are some more interesting ones.
For those of you have flew to U.S. or away from U.S., I am sure you have dealt with TSA. Regardless how some of their rules and regulations are a bit ridiculous, they are the first line of defense against those democracy-hating terrorists.
That is why I was confused about how they confiscate all liquids & gels or anything that could be used as weapon, yet these sewing kits along with scissors are readily available at airport shops, especially after TSA checkpoint:
My flight with United Airlines from Los Angeles to Vancouver was delayed for over an hour due to a malfunctioning toilet water pump.
While the ground crew tried to fix it, we sat in the plane waiting. Eventually the crew decided to hand out bottled water to passengers and use them to flush after each toilet visit. At least this solution is better than Continental's, where brown liquid flowed down the aisle.
At English Bay, I saw this couple:
The man on the mobile phone is wearing some netting type of clothing. I titled this photo as "Old Fisherman with his Catch".
Perhaps he is on the phone with Disney:
"Yo Disney? My friend and I have got a great script for you. Instead of some hot redhead mermaid, how about a mid-aged dude likes to wear old fishnet? Did I mention he is got a sidekick too? A fisherman!"
Are you interested in join a secret society? Perhaps the Freemasons? How about Chinese Freemasons? If you are in the Vancouver's Chinatown area, they are recruiting.
You should also bring some reptile jerky to share with fellow members.
Here is the difference between typical North American breakfast food:
Scrambled eggs, fried potato cubes, toast, & sausages. (CA$9.00)
And Chinese breakfast food:
Curry chicken triangles dusted with sesame seeds & caramel glaze, spare ribs stewed in black beans sauce, steamed buns stuffed with barbecue pork, & steamed shark fin dumplings. (CA$9.00)
At Lynn Canyon, besides the wonderful view, I also loved their blunt & graphic warning message boards along with the anecdote stories:
Who says condoms are not bio-degradable? Obviously this one I found in Mt. Seymour did:
Don't worry, that was not mine. Plus, I am a "pack it in & pack it out" type of person.
While I was preparing to leave Vancouver, I had a difficult time to figure out when and where my flight was thanks to this monitor busy displaying "The page cannot be displayed" error message: