Friday, 25 July 2014

Short Trip to Victoria, BC, 2014

In the beginning of June, my mom came over to visit me in Vancouver, so I thought it would be nice to take a short trip and ride the ferry over to Victoria.  Victoria really is a very small city.  We arrived around supper time, and checked into the Fairmont Empress Hotel.

Pigging out in Vancouver - Part 2

After spending five months in Vancouver, I had a lot of time to try out a ton of awesome restaurants.  Here are the noteworthy:

Homer Street Cafe and Bar
I went to this relatively new restaurant a couple of times because it was located in Yaletown, walking distance from the hotel I stayed at.  They specialize in rotisserie chicken and other rotisserie meats.  I also ordered fish dishes from here when I wanted a healthier options and the meals were always enjoyable.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Victoria Day Weekend 2014 in San Francisco

San Francisco is one of those cities that we don't mid visiting every couple of years.  With Napa just an hour away and lots of great places to eat, what's there not to like?  2hung has a few friends that have recently moved out to San Francisco, so we took this opportunity to visit them along the way.

We started off the weekend with a nice breakfast at Craftsman and Wolves.  This is a beautiful cafe with delicious pastries in the Mission District.  They make a savoury muffin called the Rebel Within which contains a soft boiled egg in the centre.  It costs $7 but worth every penny.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Anniversary Dinner 2014 at The Chase

May 11, 2014 marked the first anniversary of our wedding, but seeing as it was Mother's Day, we decided to celebrate one day early with dinner at The Chase.  We dined in the upstairs restaurant and enjoyed some fresh oysters, the Artic char and the sea bream.  We ordered a side of fiddleheads but when the side arrived, there were no fiddleheads in sight.  We notified our waiter and he brought us a new side on the house.  Our waiter knew it was our anniversary, so he gave us a little surprise in our dessert which was a lime curd cake.  The dessert also ended up being on the house, so needless to say, we were very happy with the service we received at The Chase.  The restaurant had great ambiance and the food was very tasty.  I would definitely return to The Chase, but I'd like to try out the downstairs which is more of a casual setting.

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Sunday, 25 May 2014

Pigging out in Vancouver - Part 1

Ever since I started my project in Vancouver in February, I've definitely been pigging out and eating a lot of good food.  Here are some of my new finds and an old place revisited.

Ramen Jinya
I was trying to find a ramen place that was a closer walk from my downtown hotel, but most of them are situated on the West End except this one which is located in Yaletown on the other end of Robson St.  Still about a 15min walk from my hotel but slightly closer than the other choices.  I had the tonkotsu ramen with black garlic oil and the gyozas.  The soup was very tasty and I liked their noodles.  The gyozas were good too.  I go there often.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Snowboarding in Whistler 2014

In late March, 2hung, my brother and I made a trip to Whistler for some snowboarding fun before the season was over.  This was our first time in Whistler and the mountains were awesome!  The peak 2 peak gondola was so high and so scenic.  I'm not good at snowboarding at all.  Originally, I was going to snowboard for two days, but it ended up that one day was quite enough for me.  Here are some fun pictures that we took on and off the mountains.

Honeymoon #3 Part 2 - Venice, Florence, Rome

After our stay in Monte Carlo, we flew over to Venice to continue the Italian portion of our honeymoon.  We had only allocated one day/night in Venice, and with our hectic transportation schedule, it really wasn't enough.  Especially with the little accident that 2hung had in the canal (kekeke), we had even less time.  It was also why we had to start taking pictures with my cell phone during the time we spent in Venice and Florence.  Nonetheless, we still had a great time!