I am now well through day 2 in Canada. The trip was quite amazing. The guy next to me and I were so lucky, that there was no third in our row, so we had plenty of room. Turned out he was an Australian on his way to Whistler, after travelling for 3 months in Europe. When taking off from Iceland, we enjoyed a 180 degree sunset. It stayed that way for 3-4 hours, as we flew over Greenland. After a while the sun was so high in the sky, it appeared to be late afternoon, and my inner clock was all messed up. It was a fantastic view over both Greenland, teastern Canada and over the mountains here in British Columbia.
I am not impressed by the effectivity of the Candian authorities – it takes an incredible amount of time to get your visa approved, apply for social insurance number or open a bank account. Everything is sorted out now though. After getting all that set up, I went by Robson Square. Most people would not know what it is. People like me would recognize many objects here however. The square sets the scene in the Vancouver level in Tony Hawk’s Underground, and even though there is not a single skate ramp there, the level and the actual Robson Square are quite alike.
At the moment I am staying at a hostel in the city center, sharing a room with 7 other. Yesterday night was Beerpong Tuesday, but I decided to work on my jetlag. Trying to make it to Comedy Mix tonight instead.
By the way: Someone drank a Faxe beer (that is a Danish beer) in the room – seems I am not that far away from home afterall. (edit: I later discovered, that they are actually sold here)