So it's official! I am living in Vancouver now (although I don't have an address but I'm working on it). I've been here for 1 week now and so far- I love it! I've had a bit of time off from freelance during the past 2 weeks with summer vacation and my move so I got to really enjoy my first week here.
One of the first things I did was head over to the Vancouver Art Gallery to see the Douglas Coupland Exhibit as I arrived during it's last weekend! Made it just in time and it really was worth it.
With a few rainy days to acclimatize me, I explored different areas of the city to see where I'd like to live as I'm looking for apartments. Labour Day Monday was nice enough that I went for a hike up Grouse Mountain, only a short bus ride from the city and little did I know it was a long (and steep!) hike to the top.
Apartment hunting all over the city meant taking my first water taxi, or ferry, over to Granville Island. Cuts transportation time in half! And it's pretty fun too.
And finally, the beach. How could I spend my first week living on the coast and not go to the beach whenever possible? After walking and apartment hunting for hours, it's pretty nice to take a book to the beach and just relax. This nice sunny weather we're getting is helping too :)
It's all novel for me now since I just moved here and I'm sure I'll get used to the ocean and the beautiful mountains that are the backdrop for this city. But in the meantime, I might inundate you with instagram pictures of these sights for a long time. I apologize. Miss you all! Come visit me sometime soon, k?