Spring in Vancouver

vancouver 4vancouver 3Welcome back to the blog! Sorry I’ve been M.I.A but I was taking a long week vacation from all the daily hustle of Miami. Actually this past week was my birthday trip. I decided I wanted to go to a place where I could experience city and nature at the same time. Vancouver, BC was on the top list and it seemed like a magical place far away from home. As I landed in this greenery city, I was encountered with limitless views of landscapes. Everywhere I looked it was surrounded by beauty. The first day I visited Granville Island, as is a hot spot in the city. You can arrive to the Island on Ferris or automobile. I decided to get the Ferris and enjoy my morning coffee while exploring the map. I had so many to-see lists and did not want to waste time. However, I decided to enjoy each moment and not worry about the itinerary. Fortunately, everything came out better than as planned. I am impressed of how clean and organized this city is. As I continued my Dora explorer adventure, I was able to discover new sights. After a short break, me and my partner headed to Stanley Park. This park is enormous and it definitely left me exhausted after the third mile. Thankfully, I was wearing my new pair of New Balance sneakers, which allowed me to resist long days of walking and hiking.

vancouver 16Before heading to the Island, we decided to make a quick stop at Rocanini’s coffee shop recommended by a local. The taste of the coffee was smooth and the aroma was delightful. vancouver 7

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Vancouver city is surrounded my gorgeous neighborhoods. I hardly encountered ugly places as the ones seen in Miami (no judging). Strolling around Queen Elizabeth park, and encountering this houses made me visualize a future fairy tale. I wish one day to live in one of these houses. The architecture is modern with a touch of western fashion.


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As I entered Stanley Park, I discovered this unusual stone placements. I asked and wondered what these stones were doing so nicely placed one on top of the other. As I approached the final days of my trip, I discovered its name and understood is a symbol of navigation previously used by an ancient culture. The reason I knew about this is because another blogger from Vancouver had previously posted this image with the name on Snapchat. Social media is very educational sometimes.

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vancouver 9The flowers welcome you as you step inside this magical park. I was in awe to see so much beauty in less than two days. The climate is perfect during Spring with a temperature reaching up to 65 degrees Fahrenheit. At first, I believed I was gonna be freezing as I am from Miami, but the weather was excellent. I think this is one of the best times of the year to visit this city. No matter what time of the year you visit, Vancouver will always impress an out-of-towner and make him/her feel welcomed and just like at home. vvvv

vancouver 11vancouver 12vancouver 13I hope you enjoyed this post and stay tuned for more. I will also be hosting and event next Thursday at HSI Hair Bar salon. For more info check my Instagram @justjannely.

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