Playing Tourist: Government House and the Oceanside

On the first Saturday of every month Government House opens its doors to the public. My love of historic buildings and all things British was enough to convince me to attend the tour. Accompanied by Brandon and three friends (a Brit, a German and a Canadian – damn we’re multicultural!) we set out to learn […]

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#1000Cemeteries: Ross Bay & Chinese Cemetery – Victoria, British Columbia

In keeping with my quest to visit 1000 cemeteries (before I find my final resting place in one) I decided to hit up two of Victoria’s cemeteries.  I’ve visited Ross Bay Cemetery before but this time I was able to spend a bit more time strolling through the headstones. One of Canada’s oldest Victorian-era burial […]

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Playing Tourist: Trounce Alley and Hidden Bookstores

When the sun comes out in January on the West Coast, you go outside. Seriously. You drop everything and stare at that blazing ball of fire and worship the shit out of it. For reals. And since the flaming ball was supposed to be out for awhile, I figured what better way to enjoy this […]

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