Vancouver in 5 Hours

Having watched videos of Mt. St. Helens erupting when I was a kid, I fulfilled a dream of mine, by making a pilgrimage to its still­-scarred and smouldering flanks three years ago. Where that was a trip planned in advance, and in detail, my next visit to the Pacific Northwest was thanks to an unexpected six­-hour gap between flights at Vancouver International Airport en route back from Tokyo. As it turns out, Vancouver is pretty…

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