Vancouver, CA | Day One

I finally got the time to sit down and write about my Vancouver trip and I decided to divide them into parts, or rather, by days. If I wrote all about my Vancouver adventures in one post, you'd be scrolling and scrolling down forever! Haha.

My day started at 6AM. I got ready for work and worked hard like any other Filipino I know. #ofw Unlike our usual slow and steady Wednesday, this day was so busy! I planned on getting off work early but I couldn't leave my co-worker alone. That Wednesday was so stressful! Anyway, I managed to get off work 30 minutes earlier and I went straight home to get my luggages and to freshen up a little bit for my flight.

photo by jorge suarez

photo by jorge suarez

Jorge and I arrived at the airport at 3:35 PM and when I was about to check in my luggage, the counter said that they were already CLOSED! The filipina working there was telling me that I couldn't check in my bag anymore because I was 5 minutes late and that if I really wanted to get on the plane, I'll have to leave the bag in Whitehorse. I WAS 5 MINUTES LATE! Are they crazy?! I was getting a little worried. After a few walkie talkie calls and rolling eyes, they were able to get me and my bag on the plane. WHEW!  From now on, I'll never forget to be at the airport at least 45 minutes before boarding time. HAHA. Thanks to Jorge for helping me with the talking because I was getting really frustrated and angry.

Jorge and I said our brief goodbyes and the next thing I know I was flying to Vancouver.

I arrived in Vancouver at around 7 PM. The light was pretty! It was easy for me to get a cab and my fare was cheaper than what I expected. I was able to see Vancouver from the road and I really liked what I saw. I was convinced that Vancouver is a nice place to live in. 

The cab stopped because of traffic and I naturally took a photo of what I was seeing from my window. <3

I had booked for three nights in advance at the Empire Landmark Hotel right in the downtown area and my hotel check in was a breeze! Booking online makes life so much easier! They gave me my electronic card key and I rode the elevator all the way up to the 14th floor. Technically, it's the 13th floor but they believe in bad luck I guess so they skipped that number haha. The room didn't have that new smell, and upon seeing the room, I knew that the hotel is old, but it's cheap so I can't really complain, not to mention, the view was pretty amazing.

After I got settled in, I decided to end my day by walking down Robson St to find a place to eat. It was already dark by this time. I like the Makati vibes Robson St has. I don't know how long I walked that night but I couldn't decide on a restaurant to visit. There were so many asian restaurants and I wasn't really in the mood for that. I kept walking back and forth, and although it made my feet hurt and extremely tired, I was able to familiarize myself with the street where I was staying at. I ended up going inside a taco place and I wasn't disappointed. 

#OOTD

#OOTD

I didn't take too many pictures that night because I was kind of brain-dead already from all the walking I've done and because iPhone pictures in the dark suck.

After my taco meal, I decided to get a cup of coffee before heading back to the hotel. I drank my mocha from Blenz while FaceTime-ing with Jorge and just relaxed for a bit. Not too long after that, my eyes felt very heavy so I said goodbye to Jorge so I could get my clothes and things ready for my passport renewal the next day. When everything was set, I got ready for bed, and I slept like a baby. XX

If you want to see more photos from my Vancouver trip, check out the hashtag #CorinthGoestoVancouver hashtag on Instagram! <3

I have so much more to tell you guys so watch out for the next three blog posts about this trip.