reasons we love vancouver: #122

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#122 – vancouverites are awesome

As a Canadian, I stand by the world’s perception that Canucks are nice people (maybe even too nice) and I’ll admit that we do tend to over-apologize (sorry guys, it’s true). But as a new kid in town, I’m confident in saying that the nicest people I’ve ever met all call Vancouver home.

You know you’ve met a vancouverite when:

  • your paddleboard instructor becomes your friend after one lesson
  • you're offered directions before you ask for them because you look lost
  • they are originally from anywhere on the planet except Vancouver
  • the woman who waxes your eyebrows knows your life story – and you know hers
  • a complete stranger cracks a joke with you in an elevator (Vancouverites be warned: this isn’t considered “normal” in other cities)
  • they aren’t fluent in Japanese but can definitely tell you the difference between maki, sashimi and nigiri

So to the Vancouverites reading this, I want to thank you for making me feel like I’m always in good company. Oh, and for explaining that a flashing green light doesn't mean you have an advance left, like it does in the rest of the country. You truly saved my life.

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I thought the same about the flashing green lights when I first visited Vancouver :) Great post!

Comment by Anil N. Singh — September 9, 2011 @ 10:39 am

anil! I checked out your graphic work! Amazing. I’m especially partial to the Vancouver and lululemon stuff!

Comment by Allessia — September 9, 2011 @ 10:46 am

Amazing! So glad you’re enjoying my city and my people. xoxo

Comment by Lindsay — September 9, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

Makes me even more excited to be moving there next year! :)

Comment by Rob — September 10, 2011 @ 12:49 pm

This post made me miss home. Thanks for sharing a part of Vancouver to those of us who aren’t in the great city.

Comment by michelle — September 10, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

Lovely post, but I’m surprised. As a Vancouverite who has extensively travelled, I find that we are the coldest/ most reserved people in the country. Montreal has the most gregarious, and warmest, people.

Comment by Susie — September 11, 2011 @ 8:38 am

I’m definitely not going to the right waxing place. You’ll have to tell me where to find this friendly one!

Comment by Alana — September 12, 2011 @ 9:36 am

I’m not a Vancouverite but I grew up in Seattle where Vancouver was my second home to me. I hope to someday live there as I LOVE the PNW and everything it has to offer.

Comment by Brianna — September 12, 2011 @ 11:32 am

Thank you so much Allessia! That totally made my day!! I hope to someday become a Vacouverite too :)

Comment by Anil N. Singh — September 13, 2011 @ 4:46 am

I love Vancouver!!! even though rain a lot, it is the best city ever!!!! Beautiful city, charming people, amazing restaurants….

Comment by Onelis — September 21, 2011 @ 1:51 pm

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