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Going to Canada 2007
Day 5: Vancouver
Today we went for a walk around Vancouver. I gradually got used to people begging in the streets although two people verbally abused me for not giving them money which wasn’t very nice.
We saw some people building.
Two guys were holding up some cardboard signs to passing cars.
I wondered what the signs said.
I liked the downtown skateboard park. I thought it was a good use of space. The guys there were wearing tight pants. I remembered that last week Mike was telling me that when he was younger they pants they wore skateboarding were so
baggy that it was hard to skate.
We went to Chinatown and saw a lot of cheap, delicious-looking fruit and vegetables.
There didn’t seem to be many restaurants there. But maybe we were in the wrong place. We found one place with Cambodian and Vietnamese exotic food. It seemed like a popular place. We had to wait for a table. Out of 100 items on the menu there was only one thing without meat which surprised me. Then again, I’ve never been to Cambodia or Vietnam so maybe it’s normal there.
Our waitress was nice. I asked her twice about what the thing we were eating was called, but I forgot both times. I think she said it was called “Chinese broccoli” in English – but it didn’t really look like broccoli.
After that we had coffee at La Luna.
On the way home we saw a guy painting in the street.
And a famous clock.
In the evening we met up with a Japanese guy Jun, who emailed me after watching The Daily English Show. He’s been in Vancouver for about a year. He was studying and now he’s looking for work. Jun turned out to be a cool guy and we had a good night.