Running around Inner Harbor
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September 6th, 2008 – by: jenn79
I walked down Government Street from Yates and noticed how many cute little shops were around. It's interesting to see considering LA has always been and NY is starting to get very chain-heavy.
When I reached inner harbor, it was much more touristy but very beautiful. If you can make it to this area, you will find enough to occupy you for a couple of days. There are tourism booths sets up in this area offering sailing trips, whale watching trips, kayaking - you name it! And the store sold funny things like "moose poop" (chocolate) and Native American themed paraphernalia. Then of course there were the fancy jewelry stores and fine clothing stores that I obviously have no interest in. ;)
The inner harbor is a really lovely open space right in front of the Houses of Parliament which are gorgeous.
When I was almost back to the hotel I happened upon a little alley off to the side and wanted to see what was there. I walked by this restaurant that looked very cool and decided to stop in for some hotcakes. The menu was scrumptious and all their ingredients were organic and sounded very interesting. I walk in and it's the most brilliant little nook I could have dreamed of! Nice green walls with bright red tiled floors.
And so I got hotcakes with some berry sauce and vanilla-bean flavored creme fraiche. You see what I mean about impossible things being harmonious? Hotcakes were great - would've probably been better had I had time to eat there! But it was great and the place was packed which was a feat in itself considering the streets of Victoria were not very busy.
I got back just in time to check out and make our way to yet another ferry! This one going from Victoria to Vancouver where I had no plans or agendas whatsoever.
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