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So, after another day of surfing and hanging out at the beach in Tofino, we've returned to Vancouver. Melanie, the Quebecois girl, was so nice as to take us along in her car, and we had a smooth ride to Nanaimo, across the "Gulf" on the ferry and back to Vancouver, where we drove straight to the hostel at Jericho Beach (an ex-barracks building, really spacious and just big).
I just bought me some big ol' backpacking shoes at the MEC - damn, I love that store - and then we headed off to check our mail at the SWAP bureau and get our SIN numbers (that we still have to do).
I fished swapping 2 letters out of the inbox. 1 from the Scotiabank, where we opened a bank account a while back, only to be told that they would not be able to give us a bank account because we have no address in Canada and have the account closed again. Anyhow, the letter thanked me for trusting the Scotiabank with my money and them telling me that they would serve me as best they could, and was "signed" by the bank manager. Idiots...^^
And the second one was from Scene, a movie company cooperating with the Scotiabank...more idiots xP
That left me wondering, where was my driver's license that my Mom sent me via UPS as extremely urgent. Well, turns out that they had accidentally opened the letter and stored it behind the desk. I just hope that there really was only my German and international driver's license with a post-it on it in there. Mum?
As for the plans for the next couple of days:
Tonight we'll meet up with the 3 German people from Tonquin beach (they're all suddenly in Vancouver and have they're own apartment/houses here) and see what we'll do in the evening (we'll be staying at the hostel another night). Tomorrow we'll run around town again and crash at Markus' (one of the Germans from Tofino) apartment because he apparently has room (read: a couch). And the next day we'll take the Greyhound bus to Abbotsford where we'll be picked up by our new WWOOF hosts. Sound good? Sounds good.

peace out

Posted by Shirker 16:18 Archived in Canada Tagged living_abroad

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stop hangin our with Krauts! :D

by sezsarah

... ouT...

by sezsarah

I know, it's aweful...everywhere you go you meet Germans... the hostels are full of them, they seem to follow you onto every bus, and the farms are even fuller...
You go to a different country and all you meet are Krauts! ^^
Me and Patrick only speak English, so as to hide that we're German - sometimes it even works and other Germans don't realize where we're from >D
but still, the ones we're hanging out with are cool, and I try to hang out with other nationalities as often as possible ;)

by Shirker

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