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16th of April 2015

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden


Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Benvinguts al barri xinès de Vancouver. Conegut més aviat pels bons restaurants de menjar asiàtic, va ser aquí on l’any 1985, 53 experts arribats de Suzhou van passar-se 13 mesos construïnt el primer jardí xinès clàssic situat fora de la Xina. L’objectiu del projecte va ser oferir a l’elit xinesa, els literats, un espai privat on poder gaudir de l’art, el paisatgisme, la filosofia i l’arquitectura del seu país.


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2nd of April 2015

8 Vancouver Nicknames Explained


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The City of Vancouver owes its name to Captain George Vancouver (1757-1798), who explored the Pacific Coast regions with the British Royal Navy in the early 1790s. Having said that, you will probably have heard of some nicknames that are used to refer to Vancouver, usually in a funny way. Here are the top 8:


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29th of January 2015

7 Characteristics of the Vancouverites


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After 60 days of careful observation and having corroborated the results of my particular “anthropological study” with some other non-Vancouverites, it’s time to reveal the ultimate list of characteristics of the Vancouver citizens, that is what makes the Vancouverites Vancouverites. Please note that the behavioural features of these human species are not applicable to the rest of Canadians ;)


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15th of January 2015

Granville Island Public Market


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El mercado de Granville Island, en Vancouver, es la atracción principal de esta isla -en verdad, península- que a principios del siglo XX era la zona industrial de la ciudad. Queda debajo del extremo sur del puente de Granville, donde se puede acceder en autobús, o andando si nos encontramos en Downtown o Kitsilano. Además de acoger el único mercado cubierto como los que conocemos en Europa, Granville Island es hoy un lugar de entretenimiento y diversión gracias a sus teatros, tiendecitas de artesanía, restaurantes, destilerías y fábricas de cerveza.


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