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The First Week

rain 7 °C

We haven't done a whole heap this week as I (Matt) was sick with a cold and then when I was getting better Corry got sick. We both came to the realisation that we are here for so long that a week of resting in the hostel, meeting people, watching movies, applying for jobs and getting a good nights sleep wasn't such a bad thing. Yesterday (Sunday) we asked to move rooms because our room was not compatible with a good night sleep. We got moved to a four bed dorm, away from the road on the third level. This is exactly what we were hoping for and both had a much better sleep last night.

On Friday we decided to go to Stanley park because we could actually see the sun.

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Stanley park borders downtown Vancouver and is 4 km squared in size. It has various things scattered around it such as a war cannon (my cannons are bigger) and totem poles. Stanley park is also the home of the Vancouver Aquarium. At the aquarium we saw Beluga, Dolphin and Seal shows, and lots of displays of local fish, reptiles and birds. They also had a 4D theatre that sprayed water, blasts of air, shook the seats and blowed bubbles during the screening of The Great Salmon Run. Overall it was a nice aquarium and was well worth the $12.

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On saturday we went to the police museum and saw the history of lawlessness and law enforcement in Vancouver, including weapons, uniforms and vehicles Vancouver law enforcement have used over the years. We also saw confiscated weapons like the one below and exhibits describing some of Vancouver's most infamous crimes with one of those exhibits showing the actual axe with a blonde hair of the victim still attached that was used to carry out some brutal murders.

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We also had fun getting mug shots at the museum, which made us look even more super tough and scary.

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The $4.95 Sunday Roast which we were both looking forward to turned out to be a disappointment on a plate. The roast was mash potato and gravy under a chewy and dry piece of beef. On the upside we both had a better night sleep in your new room and had a chiilaxed day today continuing to apply for jobs and getting ready for a more action packed and eventful week in Vancouver.

Matt out.

Posted by mattandcorry 16:03 Archived in Canada

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Nice photos boys!!

20.11.2012 by Sharon58

Weather certainly is c rappy. Rain rain and more rain.
Over your cold yet son?
Yep, you look like real hardened crims there, they might cast you in the next Breakout series, not.
We're having some warm waether, got to 35 the other day.
Whats happening on the job front, what have you been putting in for?

22.11.2012 by Jaydee

The cold is fine here I don't mind it at all. Matt had a job interview for a dishwashing job but they told him the shifts would be 10 hours on thursday-sunday night so thats a bit rough.
I had a missed phone call possibly from a potential employer so I've been ringing them back all to no avail.
We've started applying for mountains now as well it seems like that's where everyone's going. But we don't think we'll get an offer until mid season.

22.11.2012 by mattandcorry

Michael came over and showed me what to do. Hope I remember! You two seem to be getting on fine. Corry, remember your Mum's birthday is the 26th!

24.11.2012 by Aunty Jenny

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