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Glimpse a statue of Medea in Georgia, dance tango to a street band in Buenos Aires, drink gold-leaf decorated coffee in the Emirates Palace lounge in Abu Dhabi, and travel through Asia, South America, Europe, Scandinavia and North America. Through My Travelblogues, travellers and would-be travelers “journey with me” and share my encounters and experiences on dance cruises and cultural travels.

the Cobb saladFireRock Lounge at  the Whistler Westin Resort and Spa
4090 Whistler Way
Whistler, BC
(604) 935-4345

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We were quite hungry by the time we had driven up to Whistler after a stop in Caulfield Village, and then checked in for our week at the Westin Resort.

West Coast Crab cakeWe were hoping to try the Aubergine Grill for lunch but it only serves breakfast...

The downtown area limits for our walk

The challenge: two friends visiting Vancouver, one in June, one in August.  One staying two nights with me in Yaletown. One here for a conference and staying at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle downtown hotel on West Hastings Street.

Both wanted to get a feel for what downtown living is like in Vancouver. Both had two days to experience the city. And I wanted to show them that Vancouver  has some of the best dining, anywhere. What to do?

The possibilities were so many...

Lake view

An early morning view over Lake OkanaganIn  October 2008, with my group of food and wine-loving travel pals, I spent a few days dining and wining in the Naramata area - A Taste of the South Okanagan.  A month ago, on the spur of the moment I decided to book a week's vacation at the Lake Okanagan Resort in Kelowna. Although I realized that the area had changed greatly, memories of a magical week spent at the Resort more than 15 years ago...

Photo credit towww.oliverosoyoos.com
      A Taste of the South Okanagan                          
Honey and apricot, citrus and rose
of lingering flavors, my favorites are those
 
Tuesday - Off to Naramata for Wine and Food

Grey clouds heavy with rain loomed over Vancouver as we settled into the car but the weather forecast for the South Okanagan promised sunny skies and temperatures of 24 to 26 degrees Celsius. We were headed for the Sandy Beach Resort and Lodge in Naramata, to meet up with friends from Calgary and Thetis Island for a couple of days of winery visits.

All passionate...

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