i have adventures (sometimes)

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Thursday, 27 September 2012

The Top 7 Ways to Die in Canada

7. Frisbee golf

Apparently this is a sport here. Frisbee golf. For real. It raises a lot of questions. And also a whole new area of hazard.

6. Cyclists

Well, I wasn't expecting to be hit be a cyclist today... But now I kind of am.

 5. Ski lifts

Well, this looks safe.

4. Forest fires

I really feel like this should be a bigger sign.

3. Falling rocks

Oh good, unpreventable death from above. My favourite kind of death.


I'm sorry, there's a what now?

And the number one way I'm likely to die in Canada, the land of frisbee golf, two-wheeled death, treacherous ski lifts, forest fires, death from above, and loose bears?

1. Crossing the road

The cars keep coming from the wrong side. And they are going to kill me.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Jet Lag and Self-Portraits

Jet lag is not my friend. A combination of the eight hour time difference and not having had a proper night's sleep in about two months is making it hard to have the energy to go adventuring. But I persevere, because I am an ADVENTURER. An adventurer who takes daily naps and goes to bed at 8pm, but an adventurer nonetheless.

Anyway, when I'm awake to see it - and, no doubt, when I'm not - Vancouver is beautiful and sometimes sunny and full of pirates and tiny dogs.

I may take a nap right here.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

The Illicit Satsuma

Hey look, I'm in Vancouver!

I've been planning to get to Canada and the States for years, and I finally decided that now, when I have time and a little money right after my degree, was the time to go. Sure, I've had no time to plan (thanks to my dissertation) and haven't had a proper night's sleep in two months (ditto), but whatever, EXCITING AWESOME ADVENTURE. Right after I take another nap.

Until two days ago, the extent of my planning was messaging my North American friends to let them know I was coming, and booking a one-way ticket to Vancouver. No travel money, no other plans, nothing. Thanks a lot, dissertation.

Friday, 21 September 2012