The Painted Turtle - Lounge area
We didn't get murdered in our beds - although Japanese girl did
continue to be weird, scurrying around the hostel running in all the
rooms, making strange noises - will miss her! We packed up, had
breakfast then headed to the Painted Turtle HI. It is fantastic -
best hostel ever, really modern - think we might just stay here for
good - and it has free internet. We chilled for a bit in the open
plan kitchen/lounge area then had an explore of the harbour.
Nanaimo apparently has a 5km harbour front. After a few hours we
had lunch/tea in a cafe/bistro on the harbour - was very welcome as we
were both starving. Budgetting seems to have gone out of the
window these last few days. After weeks of trying not to
overspend our budget and failing miserably, think the new tactic will
be to just spend what we want and see how that method goes.
Back at the hostel, Emma had become feeble so had to have a lie down -
she's trying to kid herself that its flu - we all know it's a
hangover! Is nice to get a normal roommate again - a girl
from San Francisco who's been telling us the best places to stay when
we get there.