Day 224 of 1000
Vancouver seems to have a lot in common with Portland. What with the rainy weather, the goofy, lightly attended, student tuition protest for which the government was willing to shut down the streets, the moral ambiguity (legal prostitution, campaigns to legalize pot, etc.), lots of tattoos and piercing, Starbucks on every corner, and hipsters everywhere, If I squint my eyes, I feel like I am on a weekend visit to Portland from the provinces. It is absolutely beautiful here. There are mountains and large bodies of water everywhere. Everything is green. There are restaurants everywhere and they look great. I KNOW I would love to live here in B.C., but definitively NOT in the city.
I sat by some high school kids when I visited a Starbucks and have seen a bunch of other ones walking around the city and in some of the stores. I know my sample is small, but I am pretty sure I would chose to home school my children if I lived here. That was reinforced by the protest, although it was so small, maybe my take-away should be that the VAST majority of students wanted to have anything to do with those losers.