Photo Gallery of 大阪, Ōsaka Castle (Osakajo) Osaka, Japan

Osaka Castle (Ōsakajō) Osaka (大阪, Ōsaka) is Japan’s second largest metropolitan area after Tokyo.   The construction of Osaka Castle (大阪城, Ōsakajō) started in 1583 on the former site of the Ishiyama Honganji Temple, which had been destroyed by Oda Nobunaga thirteen years earlier. Toyotomi Hideyoshi intended the castle to become the centre of a new, unified Japan under Toyotomi rule. It was the largest […]

Celebrating Canada Day Around the World

Whether you were carrying an umbrella for the rain or the sun, around the globe people are celebrating Canada’s birthday on July 1st. Japan: Less than a week to go for the biggest Canada Day party in Japan, #FukuokaCanadaDay! Canadian music, food, drinks & more. Lucky draw too! Buy advance tickets now (incl. free lobster […]

Vancouver Pride Parade 2016 – Better Together

Vancouver Pride Parade Sunday, July 31, 2016 – 12:00pm to 3:00pm One of the best celebrations in Vancouver, the Vancouver Pride Parade is a local gem, and a truly fun and inspiring event. The Vancouver Pride Parade is one of the city’s flagship events! Attracting crowds of more than 650,000, the Pride Parade is renowned on […]

CBC Vancouver Musical Nooners Summer 2016

CBC Musical Nooners in Downtown Vancouver are back for a 7th year! July 8 – August 19, 2016 —  CBC Vancouver Outdoor Stage at 700 Hamilton Street During the summer, FREE, live music concerts take place every weekday on the CBC Vancouver outdoor stage on Hamilton Street (between West Georgia and Robson). Grab your lunch, your friends, and your co-workers […]

Seattle with the Freedom of Time to Wander

I have occasionally found myself in Seattle, in the middle of a hot, sunny, summer, with the freedom of time to wander. Usually finding my way from food stop to food stop, sometimes even a nice drink stop. Seattle does not disappoint! My happy place for coffee, Victrola Coffee on 15th Avenue in Capital Hill. […]

Vancouver Pride Parade 2015 – Super Heroes!

Vancouver Pride Parade Sunday, August 2, 2015 – 12:00pm to 3:00pm One of the best celebrations in Vancouver, the Vancouver Pride Parade is a local gem, and a truly fun and inspiring event. About the Vancouver Pride Parade Attracting crowds of more than 650,000, the Pride Parade is renowned on the international stage as one […]

Spring Farmers Market – West End Style

One of my favourite Farmer’s Markets, West End Farmers Market is abundant in Spring Harvest For me, Spring is all about the greens. And there’s nothing like finding a fresh organic head of Romain Lettuce that was just picked farm-fresh that morning. Radicchio – One of my favourites leafy veg. I add it liberally to […]

Unwind Tuesdays with al Fresco Yoga at Chinatown Classic Garden

Summer is here and we’re Yoga-ing al fresco all over Vancouver, from Yaletown to Coal Harbour. And if you’re closer to Gastown, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Classic Garden is here for you. Welcome to Yoga Tuesdays evenings 6:00pm – 7:00pm in the Garden – Summer Yoga Series Yoga in the Garden at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen […]

Welcome to Summer at Vancouver West End Farmers Market

Welcome to Summer at Vancouver West End Farmers Market Weekends really highlights the bounty of Summer fruits and vegetables available at Vancouver’s Farmers Markets. I will be enjoying some of the finest organic Cherries, Apricots, Blueberries, and Tomatoes from the Vancouver Farmers Market today. Before they are gone, here’s how gorgeous B.C. summer fruits and vegetables […]

Wreck Beach – Take a Walk on the Wild Clothing Optional Side of Vancouver

Clothing optional Wreck Beach in Vancouver is a popular, secluded, local beach. It attracts about 300,000 people per year, and up to 5000 people on Summer weekends, not all are nudists or naturalists. Getting to down the beach is easy. There are well marked heads for Trail 4 or Trail 6. Be prepared to decent […]