Slowly Vancouver develops to bother me. The city is beautiful and offers a lot of opportunities, but many of them I already experienced and slowly I crave for less hustle and bustle and especially for less high expenses. It took me two weeks to get a car, getting it fit for the road and building a bed frame into the trunk. Furthermore, I had to get all the camping equipment together, wich took some time as well, as I was mostly looking for second-hand utensils from other traveller and thrift stores. Luckily I spent the second week in an AirBNB apartment that I booked together with Johnny and Luzie, two fellow students from Munich. Because of that, I had some helping hands and a good home base from where I could manage my constructions on the car. At this point, I also want to thank our hosts Michael and Sophie, who lent us their tools and let us take their address as a shipping Adress for some amazon deliveries. Which amazing things I ordered there I will reveal in my next posts.
During the second week we luckily didn’t always have to work, so we managed to experience some cool stuff, too. On Easter Sunday the weather was very god, so we managed to do a small hike to Dog Mountain. After about an hour of walking through the snow covered forests, we reached the summit, which offered a spectacular view over the metropolitan area of Vancouver, Vancouver Island and even Mount Baker was visible.
Besides of the hike, we spent our week doing a brewery tour in East Vancouver, walking through Stanley Park and visiting Granville Island.
Now I’m really excited about my adventure in the nature being finally started. I hope my van doesn’t betray me and always offers me a comfortable bed during my five months on the road. The next stop is Vancouver Island. When I will report again is unsure, but I will definitely have a lot to talk about.