In the same old haunts I still find my friends


Had me a swell birthday in my favourite place on Earth. Ate a Nanaimo bar for breakfast, ran the 9 km portion of the seawall around Stanley Park, saw a grey whale in English Bay while running, ate dinner at the second best restaurant in Canada. Didn't have time to walk the Nanaimo Bar Trail, though. Next visit.

Cooler tree in Vancouver: The oak tree rooted above the top floor penthouse at Eugenia Place or the Trans Am Totem?

Cooler homeless person I encountered in Vancouver: The one with a sign noting "two pet male rats" or the one with no legs and a rabbit in his lap?

Insite is the only legal supervised drug injection site in North America, located at 139 East Hastings Street, in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) neighbourhood of Vancouver, British Columbia. [source]

It's like parents supervising underage drinking, but for heroin.

I passed a marijuana dispensary in the East Village with a claw machine containing marijuana-related prizes.

578 Carrall is the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.

This one-of-a-kind experience is inspired by the gruesome stories of Judge Dee: China's Sherlock Holmes. [source]

When you have to tell an inquisitive U.S. border protection officer that your day job involves reforming America's immigration system.

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