Vancouver (June 28 & 29)

June 28th, 2010 – Part 2

Warning: Image-heavy!! I think there’s 52 pictures this post ><

Vancouver Aquarium
Here’s the rest :D

Life cycle of a Jellyfish : )

A speckled sanddab. It can change colours to blend into its surrounding :o

Beluga Whale!

Was so hard to get this.. LOL Sooo many kids around because the pool right beside it had some performance going on.. I think with walruses?? Same with the dolphin.. that and neither of them wanted to poke their heads up ><


Don’t these things look so cool?!!??! It’s called axolotl : o Check out its wiki page :)

I seriously do not understand why these were at the gift shop…. do Canadians look like bug eaters =_=?

Central Library
You guys must be like “wtf You’re showing me a library??” but it looks so pretty and cool ><

Vancouver’s so green haha. So cool though, how it’s like a coliseum :D!!!
We stopped by this place I think called Ken’s. I was craving for some more curry rice. So I ordered this Baked Chicken Curry Rice…. SO EFFING GOOD D:< ! A little bit of coconut sprinkled on top and the chicken was super smooth. I love these sorts of things baked..

And then back onto the road …


Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge !! :)

Initially we were going to go to the more widely known Capilano Suspension Bridge, but it costs like $26.60 (student price) =_=. We were kinda tight on cash.. LOL. I’m barely working that many hours and Leen didn’t work this summer so, you know haha. But I kind of just wanted to take pictures there. I’ve experienced the Capilano one before when I was younger.

However, if you’re not always traveling to Vancouver, I think the Capilano one would be worth your money. For one, the sheer size of the two bridges are very different. The Capilano is 136 metres (446 ft) long and the Lynn Canyon one is only 48 metres (157 ft) long (I think this is what it’s listed as?? Correct me if I’m wrong haha). Another thing is the height at which they are suspended. Lynn Canyon is 50 metres (160 ft) high while Capilano is 70 metres (230 ft). Price-wise though.. Lynn Canyon’s free admission >< !

I’m not really scared of heights, so while up there I wasn’t thinking about falling over. I was actually scared something important of mine might fall into the river below… LOL. Obviously there’s no way to get it back if it fell. See how I’m like clutching onto my bag XD HAHA.

I wonder what this bench was supposed to be looking at.. because it just faced the trees… LOL. The river was more to the bench’s right hand side..but you really can’t see anything else when you sit there other than trees o_O.

Was sitting there like a boss XD

Found the river further down!

There was actually this man that was sitting on a rock a couple feet away reading his book. He must be thinking “FML they found my favorite quiet spot =_=…” There was another group that kind of traveled at our speed in front of us that went down the river first and they had a bunch of kids. They were all really rowdy. My uncle actually just thought we were going to take a picture at the bridge and go… and yeah I guess that’s what all of us thought too because as you can see in the pictures, none of us were prepared to go hiking LOL. Leen was wearing flats while Fei was wearing slippers. We had to climb down rocks and stuff to go down to the river to take pics.

I don’t know what took over me. I was just invigorated because I wanted to take pictures with everything so I was like “Suck it up and just do stuff you don’t usually do to take the picture..!!” PS. if the sizes/quality for the pictures are different it’s because all 3 of us took pics of everything and I just picked from the pool of pics.

Yeah I got real excited about seeing the clean, sparkling river.. LOL. I acted like a little kid that saw those fountains at the mall and want to splash the water around.

We reached the end of the river!! Aren’t the colours so pretty? I just want to dive in there and play.

So as you can see to my right that the other group had went up a little bit further up to go down to that piece of rock. But if you look closer you can see there’s actually another piece of rock that wasn’t wholly taken in the picture. That’s how Fei and Leen got a shot of me from above.. and that’s one of the times I had to suck it up to take a picture. There were these big boulders that were on the right that KIND OF connected where I was standing to where Leen and Fei were. The boulders were laced with green stuff and flies…. and every movement made them go crazy. I wanted to die =_=. But it would be a hassle for me to go all the way back up, travel a little further up, and then go all the way back down again.

But I did it, and then the dog photobombed us LOL

I actually kind of regretted walking further in because the idea of walking in a circle to get back to the suspension bridge makes sense in theory; unless of course the circle isn’t really just a circle, but also many trails jetting from all directions. We accidentally took a path that led out to the residence area LOL. We saw two girls looking like they were ready to do a hike (had backpacks and stuff) and also a woman was walking her dog in her jogging gear. So we decided to go and ask them how to get back to the suspension bridge. The two girls offered to take us since they said that’s where they were heading too! Except right when we entered back into the woods they pointed to a general direction and told us to simply follow the trail because there were “many signs” around that’ll lead the way. FOL (Eff Our Lives) LOL.

No offence to them though, they were really nice and I was grateful that they tried helping us and it wasn’t their fault. I think because they live around here, they’re used to the trails. Whereas us, the sad tourists, aren’t LOL. Seriously though people, there are no signs. All the signs were just like warnings.. do not litter or else a bear might attack j00z. It took us many wrong turns until we got back to the bridge LOL. At first we were all like :D!! Sadly, after realizing we don’t know where to go, we grew more and more frustrated with the situation. The kicker is that when we finally chance upon a sign with actual directions, it was a mere meter or so away from the damn bridge =_=. I wanted to strangle someone.

Moral of the story is…. before you go into the woods, always look around for the Ecology Centre that’s off to the side before approaching the bridge. They probably came with maps. To be fair, we didn’t think we’d go that far in… LOL. DAMN YOU PRETTY RIVER!!

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