All posts tagged: Seafood

A Weekend Away in Whistler

Last but most certainly not least, Whistler rounded out our little weekend getaway (ok, a little more than a weekend, but who’s counting?). After a long race (and a few hours to nap and recover) all I normally want is meat.  So why not hit up Hy’s?  Although their definition of medium might coincide with medium rare (which is what I was looking for), it was a knock-out steak that night! Also, it was one of the best meals I’ve had at Whistler thus far. Although the trip up did not end up with us at the top of the mountain, we had never really thoroughly explored the village; so that was in order.  After a few rounds of the ski shops and a new ski suit (YAY!) we were hungry and headed to El Furniture Warehouse. I’ve been to this place in Toronto many times before; apparently Whistler’s El Furny has been around lightyears longer.  So who wouldn’t want a beer and a burger to warm up? Starting it off with some local beer …

Vancouver: Part I

My hiatus is now over.  A little weekend getaway for cross country nationals in Vancouver and a quick trip to Whistler was exactly what I needed after my short but hectic school week.  I have lots to write and so much to say about this exciting trip, but for now I’ll just focus on the portion in Vancouver. The flight felt a little long, but it was all worth it was we flew over the city and across the UBC campus on the peninsula.  The sunset was timed perfectly as we started our descent and saw an array of beautiful reds, oranges, and purples along the horizon. I arrived in Vancouver Thursday evening and without further ado dinner was in order!  Because we were on the coast, the restaurant Coast seemed appropriate with its huge and somewhat daunting menu filled with local seafood. After making our orders, we were presented with what they called prawn beignets. It took a little while to fully understand the pronunciation; to be honest I didn’t even recognize it as …

Onward from Siena

A whole “semester” gone already; it’s hard to believe that five whole weeks have flown by in Italia.  I could go on and on about the goodbyes I had to say, but none of them were truly goodbye.  The amazing thing about this experience is that the people I got to know and become great friends with are people who live in the same city as I do; this was a mere opportunity to get to know one another in a different place.  So to those reading this from our summer abroad program, I will see you all very soon! Enough with the goodbyes, and onto new places!  After finishing classes on Thursday, my parents and I whisked off to Pisa for some lunch and a visit to this leaning tower I had never heard of before (kidding).  But this was only a stop in our journey to Monterosso, part of the Cinque Terre region.  With plans of hiking along the coast on Friday, we were in need of some good Ligurian food to get …