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Vancouver City Centre
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Vancouver’s 9 O’clock Gun

Heading to Vancouver any time soon? Then be prepared for a few things that might surprise or even scare you. One of them is the sound of a gunshot every evening, at 9 PM Pacific Time. When I moved to…

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Alabama Hills Desert
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Bad Day at Black Rock

Nestled in the Alabama Hills in the California desert is a lonely looking town called Lone Pine. It sits in a landscape full of oval rock formations and it is so photogenic that Hollywood producers have made many Western movies…

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Olympic Mountains
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Vampire Mountains

Close to a small town in the State of Washington, where the vampire-romance novel series Twilight is set, are the beautiful Olympic Mountains. The town is Port Angeles, hidden in the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the shore of…

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Mount Rainier
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Mount Rainier

As mentioned on this website before, Vancouver and British Columbia get more rain than any other place in Canada. They are not alone in their destiny: Washington State shares the same weather patterns. With its long rainy days, it is…

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Empire Landmark Hotel - Giant Screw
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Giant Screw

There is a building on Robson Street in Vancouver, close to Stanley Park, which attracts people’s attention because of its height. The Imperial Landmark Hotel is separated from other skyscrapers located several blocks away in the downtown business district. At…

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Travel

Vancouver Weather

When people talk about Vancouver weather, it is almost always with reference to the rain. By providing selective news emphasizing rainy events, media actively contribute to a general image of Vancouver as a rainy city. But what is the reality?…

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Inspiration, Life, Travel

Západné pobrežie (SLOVAK)

Ak pôjdete do San Francisca, určite si dajte kvety do vlasov. Ak pôjdete do San Francisca, stretnete tam príjemných ľudí. Zvláštne vibrácie, ľudia v pohybe a celá generácia s pokrokovými názormi. Tak spieva Scott McKenzie o meste na západe Spojených štátov v slnečnej Kalifornii. Scott…

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Life, Stories, Travel

Čakanie na medveďa (SLOVAK)

Mladú Belgičanku Charisse D’hamersovú, pracujúcu v Lake Louise v kanadských Skalnatých horách, napadol v júli čierny medveď, keď si išla popoludní zabehať. Pohrýzol ju osemkrát. Tento mrazivý prípad opäť pripomenul, aké nebezpečenstvo tu na ľudí číha v letnom období, keď…

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