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Three delicious dishes to try in Greece

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There is so much to love about Greece.

The history, the islands, the culture, the people and of course… the food!

Honestly, I was a little concerned about the food in Greece because they are known for their love of olives (which I dislike) and their use of feta (probably my least favourite cheese – don’t judge me!). But I soon realized, when it comes to eating, Greece offers one of the most diverse dining experiences and some of the best food I’ve had the pleasure of inhaling.

Therefore, for this Thursday’s Three Things I’m talking about my favourite dishes in Greece.

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To cruise or not to cruise? Pros and cons of cruising

 

On Sunday, I was taking a leisurely walk on the seawall and I noticed something I had yet to see in Vancouver.

Three cruise ships docked at Canada Place. The ships, Princess Cruises’ “Crown Princess”, Holland America’s MS Oosterdam and MS Zaandam, carried a total of approximately 12 800 people who were getting ready to either disembark in, or embark from our beautiful city.

It was quite a sight and as I saw them all departing through Coal Harbour later that day, one after another, it had me thinking, “Is taking a cruise something I should look into?”.

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Summer in Canada

 World of Wanderlust  Flying the Nest   Girl vs Globe

If I could recommend any time to visit Canada it would be the summer, which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.

I absolutely adore my country and cannot say enough great things about it, but I would be foolish if I said, “Canada is great to visit any time of the year”. That my friends, is not an accurate statement.

Don’t get me wrong – Canada is beautiful in the winter, and if you’re an avid skier or snowboarder it might be your dream to visit our incredible mountain ranges (specifically the west coast, where you’ll find some of the best skiing on the planet). Having said that, I would HIGHLY advise visiting Canada during the summer months, when you don’t have to wear layers of clothing and scrape ice off your rental car.

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Happy Hour in Vancouver

There are a variety of afternoon activities I enjoy participating in. For example, a leisurely walk through Stanley Park, some window shopping on Robson, or strolling for goodies through Granville Island. Without a doubt, however, my favourite afternoon activity is grabbing a happy hour drink with friends.

This glorious afternoon tradition is only a recent phenomenon here in beautiful Vancouver. When I worked as a bartender in the city, I remember countless tourists who would wander in around three o’clock to ask about happy hour specials, only to be told, “We don’t do happy hour”. How uncivilized.

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