Showing posts with label Travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Travel. Show all posts

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Portland Fun

Hello posers!

I went traveling again. Although just a short trip, this time I did cross the border and headed south to Portland.

I have never been! Super excited about shopping with no sales tax!!! I am pretty sick and tired of paying 12% on everything when the money I make already gets taxed.

The trip turned out to be more than just shopping.

It started off with some sumptuous foods.

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From decent French food at the Little Bird Bistro to large portions of Mexican food from Azteca to even the famous Redlobster I must say for the most part I enjoyed my bites.

Oh great, now I have huge cravings for refried beans!

We even tried P.F. Chang's China Bistro.

P.F. Chang dinner, Lettuce wraps, Chinese food, Good eats, Portland, tourism, visiting, traveling, instagram

Let me tell you, it was not bad. You can believe me too, because I am Chinese.

Most of our night time traversing happened around the Chinatown block. It's ironic how the Chinese population was actually nonexistent in Chinatown, instead it's littered with clubs around every corner.

Fun out on the town, Voodoo Donuts, Portland, Outdoor club, Portland, tourism, visiting, traveling, instagram

We didn't really stay out for too long before hunger had us and we had to go to the famous Voodoo Donuts. Good thing the line wasn't too long, the best were the Oreo and Bacon donuts! hmmm I would love one right now actually.

There were other points of interests around China town during the night as well. We didn't really explore that much since I wanted to save my energy for shopping.

Portland night life, Arcade, weird things on the streets, tourism, visiting, traveling, instagram

Though I probably should have visited the Arcade.

Or maybe seen one of these "ladies" perform.

Portland night life, drag performers, Portland, tourism, visiting, traveling, instagram

On our last night, we spent some quality time with some unique brews.

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From left to right: Cucumber, Pomegranate, Beet, Cinnamon and Classic

I liked the Cucumber and Pomegranate the best.

During the day, the food carts come out and play and they are definitely worth a visit.

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My last and most favourite meal in Portland was from Pork Chop City. I had their Pork Bento, which is basically their most delicious and juicy pulled pork over a bed of white rice.

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After drizzling on some of their own Hot Ginger Sauce it was to die for!!!

I had to take some sauce home with me because it was so good.

Until next time Portland.

I will share my spending spoils with you guys in my next post.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Whistler Weekend Retreat

As you know from my last post that I went away to Whistler over the weekend.

It was such an amazing and relaxing experience.

Such a treat to spend a lot of time with Michael as well since we never have a day off together.

Now I roll the highlight reel.

It started off with awesome snacks, cute puppies, silly faces and outdoor concerts.

Zogs poutine asian, pountine with meat sauce, napsack dogs, cute puppies, dogs, Said the Whale at Crank Worx, outdoor concert

Poutine at Zogs is a must for any Whistler visit. What can be better than cheese curds, gravy slathered over perfectly crispy French fries?! I even got mine with a meat sauce on top. Mmmm Mmmm Good.

We also saw these adorable puppies are huddled up in a napsack. so cute! Can you say doggie bag?

Since Crankwrox is going on we also caught Said the Whales at a free outdoor concert. :)

Then some amazing food.

Whistler eats, dinner at Sushi Village and Quattro, Quattro pasta, Crab cake, udon noodles, mixed sashimi poke, delishious, food, yummy

Udon and mixed Poke from Sushi Village and lots of delicious pasta from Quattro.

Don't forget fashion.

Outfits, bright shirt and lace shorts and Bottega purse, Designer purse, yellow shirt and high waisted short shorts with start studs, street style, fashion, style

For similar pink shirt get it here. For similar lace shorts, get it here.

Similar yellow shirt from here. Shorts from Romwe here.

My favourite dress. Get it here

Unif White Floral Dress with Yellow bowtie belt, dinner style, fashion, style, dinner style, date dress

And finally the beautiful journey home.

Scenery along sea to sky highway, beautiful british columbia, whistler, squamish, moutain and water, britannia mines, old boats, breathtaking, views

We also went to Scandinave Spa which forbade electronics. But it was amazing to soak in the different bathes, sweat in the different steam rooms and fall asleep in hammocks without a care in the world.

Now I am back and ready to work again, until Wednesday that is, and I am Portland bound.

Happy Monday!