Tuesday, March 8, 2011

UBC and Granville Island

Wybraliśmy się wczoraj do kampusu UBC, bo Jason miał spotkanie z profesorami na uczelni. Pogoda była piękna, więc korzystając z okazji zaparkowaliśmy samochód przy Spanish Banks beach i zrobiliśmy sobie małego hike'a :) Po drodze natknęliśmy się na orła dumnie siedzącego na czubku drzewa i rozglądającego się za czymś do zjedzenia.

(Bald Eagle sitting on the top of a tree. UBC area.
Isn't he gorgeous?)

(Spring is in the air.. Flowers are blooming! Look at these beautiful yellow Crocus!)

(This is one of the Totem Poles you can find in UBC area. It's not the biggest one there, but the details and colors are wonderful)

(View at the Ocean and the snowy mountains in the background. Photo taken on the way to Spanish Banks from UBC campus)

(Marvelous crane enjoying a sunny day in the Spanish Banks area)

(Me at the beach. Spanish Banks, Vancouver)

After spending some time hiking along the shore in UBC area, we decided to visit Granville Island on our way back home (to Coquitlam). We had a yummy lunch at Granville Market - decided to try some authentic Mexican food. Jae got himself salad plate with chicken and beans and I went with buritos (black bean and cheese). It was super tasty (and felt healthy too!) and we enjoyed our meal from a first floor dining area overlooking the bay. 

After this wonderful meal, all that was left to do was enjoying some tea :) We stopped by this original Japanese brewing shop, where we enjoyed two different pots of tea (I went with Roiboos tea, because it's a decaf.. and really flavorful!!) and Jae got himself Iron Goddess, which also smelled amazing :) 
The brewing cafe is called Sawa. You can find it on 2nd street, right next to Granville Island entrance. It's run by Japanese, which guarantees a one of a kind experience! We even got to try some free Japanese sweets (two milk chocolate balls in green tea powder.. heaven on earth!!!)