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Celebrating 2016 Chinese New Year in Vancouver’s Chinatown – Year of the Monkey

Celebrating 2016 Chinese New Year and Valentines Day in Vancouver’s Chinatown – 2016 Year of the Monkey 猴 The Chinese New Year Parade will return for the 43rd time on Sunday, February 14th, 2016, and it’s also Valentines Day. Clever Monkey! 恭喜發財! Gung Hay Fat Choi! (Happy New Year!) 情人节快乐 (And Happy Valentine’s Day) One of my favourite neighbourhood Vancouver events, ...

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Shipyards Night Market in North Vancouver

Shipyards Night Market in North Vancouver — Friday nights starting on May 1st and running till September 25th 2015 Stop by Shipbuilders’ Square for the Shipyards Night Market on Friday Nights for great food, art, music, entertainment and shopping. The festivities in the Square kick off at 5pm on Friday nights. On the Shipbuilders’ Stage there is live music until ...

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Chinese New Year Parade Vancouver 2015

Celebrating Chinese New Year Parade Vancouver 2015 Year of the Goat. Gung Hay Fat Choi! 恭喜發財! Gung Hay Fat Choi! (Happy New Year!) This year’s 2015 Vancouver’s Chinese New Year Parade starts at 11:00 am on Sunday, February 22nd, 2015, and takes two and a half hours to complete. The 1.5 km parade route winds through Vancouver’s historic Chinatown, starting ...

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Makgeolli Gangnam Style

Making Friends with Makgeolli 막걸리 Makgeolli is a low alcohol (6-8%) rice wine made from ground rice and a fermentation agent. It has a soy milky texture and a sweetness, and is served chilled. Sometimes it is carbonated. It’s a ‘common’ and cheap low-alcohol beverage traditionally made by farmers. But it’s come a long way baby. There’s Makgeolli, and then ...

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Gwangjang Market, A Food Lover’s Travel Destination 광장시장 Seoul, Korea

Best Seoul Eats at One Stop Gwangjang Market If you go to just one market in Seoul, Korea, make it Gwangjang Market. Gwangjang Market is renown for its fresh market foods. Featured traditional Korean food worth sampling include bindaetteok, mayak kimbap, soondae, pigs’ feet, bibimbap, and lots more, all complimented by a bottle of makgeolli or soju. Bindaetteok 빈대떡 – ...

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Vancouver Christmas Market 2014

Colourful décor. Authentic gifts. Family entertainment. Tasty authentic food. The aroma of mulled wine. A truly enchanting atmosphere. Mmm… tasty winter food. If you haven’t been, its at least worth visiting once. I like to visit once every year, take in the festive decorations, and get into the spirit! From November 22 to December 24, 2014, we enjoy our 5th ...

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Slow Travel : Taylor Shellfish Farm on Chuckanut Drive

Taylor Shellfish Samish Farm Store along the scenic Chuckanut Drive in Washington State is less than two-hours from downtown Vancouver, and qualifies as a local ‘Hidden Gem’. It’s definitely a best travel and slow-food find. The Taylor family has been growing shellfish for over 100 years. If you have the opportunity to take the slow drive from Vancouver to Seattle, ...

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