HOW WAS YOUR WEEKEND?

The last couple of days the weather was awesome and so you got the chance to do lots of stuff in and around Vancouver; so we did.FullSizeRender 2 I hope you guys were able to enjoy it to the fullest too. Sunday we went to the Capilano Suspensions Bridge Park where we experienced the magic of Canyon Lights. We were truly amazed by the hundreds of thousands of lights mounted all around the park, the world’s tallest living Christmas and the illuminated canyon. It was easy to get into a Christmas Spirit because of all the lights that spread a really unique and magical Spirit.

The Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is supposed to be one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vancouver and now we can confirm: especially with the lights on it’s worth a visit!

Don’t forget to put this annual traditional holiday attraction on your to-do-list!

FullSizeRenderYou can get there quite easily since they provide a free shuttle leaving from Canada Place every 30 minutes. Probably depending on the bus driver you get a little Sightseeing tour for free on your way to the park, which is not only quite funny but also useful.

Saturday night many of us headed to Vivien’s house for her “Housewarming party die Zweite”, during daytime some went to the University of British Columbia just for looking around. In my homestay we already decorated our Christmas tree on Saturday. It looks like a typical American Christmas tree: completely overloaded, over decorated and cheesy! IMG_3203Just the way you imagine and precisely like those you know from Hollywood movies. However that be, we had lots of fun especially because for the first time in a long while I could decorate a Christmas tree again.

Due to the fact that the pre-Christmas season already started last Sunday I would like to remind you that we’ll have a Christmas Dinner with SECTRET SANTA on Friday, December 4. For more information and for signing in, please click here.

I’d love to see many of you there since it’s my last weekend.

 

WHAT TO DO ON THE WEEKEND?

Here we go again! Unbelievable time flies so fast. Not only that the next weekend is right around the corner but also Christmas is approaching very fast and I’m done with my practicum in three weeks already . . . Anyways, any plans for the weekend?
Christmas Market season 8250708126_6331343ffa_oalready starts this weekend!!
For sure you shouldn’t miss the Vancouver Christmas Market where you can have typical German “Glühwein” and “Bratwurst’’. That one is located at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza, West Georgia Street and Hamilton and transforms the heart of downtown into a festive wonderland for the holiday season.

Not every Christmas market in town is for free, so the Vancouver Christmas Market (admission: ~ $8) but the one in Yaletown is definitely for free! The Yaletown holiday festival, called CandyTown, is just once a year. This year, on November 21, a lot of street vendors will again sell their candies, waffles, Christmas presents and much more.
Additionally dressed up characters will participate in Christmas parades. Downtown Yaletown will be transformed into a winter/Christmas wonderland. If you’re not yet in the Christmas mood you’ll definitely have the chance to get into the mood at this market. The outdoor Christmas festival opens from 12pm to 7pm, local artisans and street performers will secure that you don’t getting bored.
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On Sunday it’s time for us to go to Seattle just for a day. We are going with WestTrek, which means a lot of fun is guaranteed. Besides having fun we will do some sightseeing and of course you will also have some time to do some shopping. Possibly even buying some Christmas presents already since shopping in the States is much cheaper than in Vancouver. But it’s not all about shopping quite the contrary we are going to downtown Seattle and along the way we will stop at the Space Needle, which was designed as a futuristic spaceship in 1962. We will also go to the Pike Place Market! It’s one of the most visited places in Seattle because the seafood there is supposed to be amazing. This is also where the first Starbucks was built in 1971 and still exists!

To check our Seattle itinerary, please click here.

DEPARTURE is at 8:00am so make sure you are in front of the Waterfront Station 15 minutes prior (7:45am).

Have a nice weekend and see you on Sunday!