LONG TRAVELS HAVE THEIR PERKS. Meeting new people, seeing new places, living the flexible life described in novels by Paulo Coehlo (The Alchemist), Louis L’Amour (The Walking Drum) or Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat Pray Love). Being a traveling nomad is so poetic and so liberating.
IMAGINE EUROPEAN FLAIR ON THE STREETS, American brands and business hours, and a cultural pot-pourri of Asian influences – et voilá, that’s Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada.
A mere 4 hour drive – whew – from southern Seattle, Vancouver is just a hop away from the US-Canadian border. And a visit was mandatory, if only to check out the much-talked-about Vancouver Bay.
Whew, it’s been a packed week so far. And I am thrilled to report to you from Washington State on the US west coast, which I will be calling my new home now (pause for reaction…). But the thing I am awed about the most is the sky here! It takes my breath away…
Other than that I am busy getting settled and updating my sleeping habits (hello jet lag…). Stay tuned for more impressions in the coming weeks.
What I missed most was the friendliness and kindness of everyone here. The people are just great! You get caught in conversation with all kinds of people. And the atmosphere is very relaxed.
We had a great cup of Americano coffee and Belgian waffles while at the farmer’s market in Olympia.