What’s inspiring me today.
Never been to Vancouver? Go. It’s one of my favorite cities. My aunt lives there with her partner, who’s responsible for a lot of the development happening in the downtown area. I’ve seen every view imaginable from every tall building in the city. I would live in Vancouver in a millisecond if I had the chance. My only beef is the transportation infrastructure; it’s hard to get around by car in the outskirts. But, the city is hosting the Winter Olympics in 2010 so they are investing a great deal in a new tram system. The city is urban, but you can find nature anywhere (and, if you’re a skier, Whistler is close by). Fish is abundant and delicious, as well as fresh produce. It feels European but not overwhelmingly so (compared to, say, Montreal). There are many, many cute boys. There’s good shopping, and a decent arts and music scene. Go! Immediately!