After a grueling 5 hours sitting in a Air Canada Embraer 190 flight to Victoria, I finally reached my hotel by the harbour of Sidney. This little town of Sidney which is about 5 minutes away from Victoria airport is really quaint. It looks like a cross breed of Fredericton and Halifax, the atmosphere, the shops, and the restaurants except a little smaller. Yes, the actual city center is so small that they don't have traffic lights, just 4-way stops. Althougt there are traffic lights about 3 or 4 blocks away from the center.
When I was planning this trip for work, our client told me that their office/building is really close to the airport. When we touched down this morning, I was looking out the window while we were taxiing and what do you know?.....There it is, about 300 feet from where I was sitting is a building right beside the run way is a building with the company name in bold letters in front of it. If I was meant to work today, I could have just jumped out and I was there, ready for battle.
I got to the hotel at around 1:30PM PST and my room wasn't ready, so I left my luggage and walked around the small town. I went to this consignment store and I was thrilled as I thought I was going to score on some second hand LV's or Chanel Bags, but to my horror the only thing that resembles designer is Fossil (or can Fossil be called designer? Please correct me if I am wrong). I did see a fake Louis Vuitton White Multicolore Papillon and I don't know if the sales associate heard me say "Ewww".
After browsing the shops, I went to this restaurant called Beacon by the harbour beside the hotel. I sat by the patio overlooking the water, just mesmerized by the beauty of it. I ordered the crunchy beef strips with hoisin sauce on a bed of brown rice. I also had a glass of a California Rose' which turned out pretty good with the beef.
After lunch, I stayed there and ordered a chocolate cake and coffee while reading The Confessions of a Shopaholic. I am really starting to hate Becky!!! Anyway that will be a different topic.
So here are some pictures that I took today and I will post more in the next few days!!!
The Beacon Restaurant
This pic was taken from the Beacon Restaurant's patio