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Canadian views

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Coffee in Canada 2013

Coffee in Canada 2013

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Vancouver 2012: Why I love Vancouver

Vancouver 2012: Why I love Vancouver

I need to write one more piece to add to all the ones written so far. I first arrived in this beautiful city 14 years ago and yes it has changed; it is far more expensive now and there are many more buildings. However, the people are as friendly as ever, the scenery as beautiful, the […]

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Vancouver – introducing the glorious neigbourhoods

Vancouver – introducing the glorious neigbourhoods

I’ve already talking about my adventures in the glorious local ‘hood, West End where Century Plaza is but there are so many areas of Vancouver, ranging from ‘good for a visit,’ ‘worth investigating‘ to ‘want to live here‘. Kitsiliano (want to live here) My first visit in 2012 also meant the discovery of one of our faves 49th Street […]

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Coffee Vancouver

Coffee Vancouver

There have been a plethora of new coffee shops that have sprung up in Vancouver since last year’s visit, or some of them were just hidden from view. Despite being of the new-fangled (slightly irritating) type, the first thing that strikes me is that in most of them, I can still get good old-fashioned ‘brewed’ coffee, […]

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Vancouver 2012: Century Plaza Hotel, the best

Vancouver 2012: Century Plaza Hotel, the best

Once again, I stayed in the Century Plaza hotel in Vancouver. Why? Because it’s perfect and there is no reason to change. The welcome is as lovely as always and the receptionist offers us a key to the swimming pool room. Either this is new or I don’t recall it as I don’t swim but it […]

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Vancouver 2012: Good Enough to Eat

Vancouver 2012: Good Enough to Eat

“There are two things Vancouver is good at; coffee and breakfast”.                     Jessica Callaghan, Century Plaza Hotel Well that explains it then! Two of my favourite things is what makes my favourite city great! North America is not known for its great food and 6 months in […]

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Vancouver 2012 – West End

So 54 weeks after the last trip, I am back in glorious Vancouver, this time with the beloved, on his first visit to Canada. The West End, also home to the delightfully colourful and gay (really) Davie Village is our ‘hood, AKA where the glorious Century Plaza is. More about that wondrous, long-standing independent hotel later, […]

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Century Plaza, Vancouver

Century Plaza, Vancouver

After having a great customer service experience in Verona at Christmas, Century Plaza is now officially the best hotel experience I have ever had. Whereas Hotel Siena was all about the five star service and great location, Century Plaza has all that and more. I’d stayed there before in 1998 but only for 2 nights, […]

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Adventures in Vancouver: Day seven, a day of inspiration

Adventures in Vancouver: Day seven, a day of inspiration

It’s my last day of waking up to this fantastic view, tomorrow I will be waking up to Heathrow airport and then to street level, there is no floor-to-ceiling window at home.   I never do get to have pancakes at the very local Joe’s Grill in Davie Village, upon which the Century Plaza is […]

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