This weekend was great! I went to Vancouver Island for the weekend. I wanted to do something special again and my housemate Sinnika was excited about it as well. A lot of new people arrived last week at the INTERNeX staffhouse and we asked them if they would like to join us. So on Saturday morning we left the house early and we were with 8 people.
We left the house at 11 am. We took a bus to a skytrain station and took the skytrain to Bridgeport Station. From there the bus goed to Tsawwassen, where the real journey begins, the ferry! The ferry is really nice, you can go on the deck and you will see a lot of different islands. The ferry also has places where you can have breakfast, lunch or dinner. After 1,5 hour we arrived at Swartz Bay. From Swartz Bay there goes an express (bus 620) to Victoria.
We stayed in the Hostelling International. We had a room just for us! It is really affordable and it is a nice place. Usually there are a lot of young people in a hostel but all the people we saw were around 50 years, still it is a good place for young people. The hostel has an area with a pool table and you can play table soccer. The hostel is on a perfect location in downtown!
We walked around Victoria for an hour and after that we decided to have dinner. We went to Earls, they have a lot of different things and it’s not that expensive. After the dinner we went to the hostel again. We played some pool, table soccer, board games and had some drinks. We were ready to party! There are a lot of things where you can go to and almost everything is within walking distance from the hostel. We decided to go to Upstairs. It’s a nice club with good party music but unfortunately the atmosphere can be a little bit aggressive. After the club closed we went to Pita Pit to have some food and went to the hostel again. I had a good sleep!
The second day we left the hostel to do some sightseeing. We saw the Parliament, the harbor, a really expensive hotel and we went to China Town and Fisherman’s Wharf. Fisherman’s Wharf is a really cool place. There are houseboats and we even saw seals!
After a great weekend we went back (with the ferry!) to our home far away home, the staffhouse.
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