Like many other Vancouverites I am able to give directions to the steam clock from even the most obscure places in the city. Though I’m often lost myself, I have some sort of innate sixth sense that enables me to always know which direction the aquarium is, or Stanley Park, or Granville Island. At any given time I probably know the distance between me and the closest skytrain station, in both metres and blocks.
I keep a little list of answers to frequently asked questions in my head because I’m so used to having the same ones repeated over and over. I’m so accustomed to hearing the standard set of tourist questions that once in a while I get one that is different and catches me off guard.
Today this happened to me not once, but twice. Both were restaurant recommendations, the first for a vegan restaurant and the second for a place that sells good burgers, both within walking distance of Robson Square. I was completely at a loss.
I’m sure that they exist. Can anyone tell me where they’re hiding?