Ed's International Experience
They let me have a bank account, but they enjoy charging you for everything here, $14 a month. And when i get a phone I have to pay for incoming txts and calls. My last day by myself I went and checked out Stanley park, its right on the waterfront in downtown. It is incredible, amazing, wonderful, marvelous, awsome, stunning and dam beautiful. And then back to spend a night in party hostel, people dont go to bed in that place untill like 3am, so its very social, just not safe - pretty much everyone there has had stuff stolen. I went to meet Stef at the train station and we checked into another hostel together. We checked out downtown and part of Stanley, it was still really amazing. Then we went to Safeway and got a loaf of bread and pre-cooked sausages and went into the local malls food court and had our dinner. Then we walked to the waterfront to see it at night, and the olympic rings lit up and to here the cannon go off. Theres a fleat of about 10water planes here that look cool landing d taking off. There are 2600 homeless here, and we get bugged by them alot, prob doesnt help that we stay in homeless central. Today we walked around checked out the olympic village and Granville Island. With a total of about 10hours of walking. Thats been natural for me lately alot of walking. We checked out post cards of Whistler and I am very excited it looks amazing. Ive noticed that there are not alot of washrooms (not called toilets here) around but then not alot of people just wander the streets. So I head to Whistler Tomorrow morning and get to my new home for 5months. Its had to most snow on record for the month of November, and my housing is up on the ski field. And Stef is coming up on Saturday till Monday, then we get to have our sad goodbye again. I am going to add a "Eds Style Travel Tip" to each post from now on. "Purchase a bottled water with a popular lable, and then you can sit at cafe's with it and use there internet."