October 20-22, 2017
It was all I wanted and more. Two nights and two days in British Columbia’s capital city was one heck of an adventure for me. Even though the weather was bad the whole time we were there, it didn’t stop us from having the time of our lives. For two people who didn’t plan what we were supposed to do there, it went pretty well. Another one crossed off the bucket list!
We got to the ferry around 2:45 pm to catch the 3pm ride to Swartz Bay. It was a fairly good weather that time. We stayed out for a bit until it was getting too cold so we just went inside. From Tsawassen to Swartz Bay, it was an hour and a half trip so what did two people do? We took a lot of pictures!
Around 4:30pm, we took a cab to downtown Victoria which is not advisable if you’re going on a budget. Taking the cab would cost you roughly $80 to get to downtown. There’s always the double-deckered bus which would only cost you $2.40? We got to our hotel and just dropped off our stuff before we went out again to buy food and get ready for the night!
It was a good thing that we checked out some places ahead of time while there was still sunshine. As I’ve said, the whole time we were there, it was raining! It would’ve been fun to walk along the dock, hadn’t the temperature was too cold.
We bought Burger King and got some bottles of water and went back to the hotel. But before preparing (it was still early), Ali went to sleep again while I was getting ready. We were going to go clubbing! We went to Distrikt at 10pm and that time was still too early! There were only a few people inside so we decided to go to another one. Sugar nightclub was a good one, he said. But when we got there, there was an event going on and their tickets were sold out. So we went back to Distrikt and in that short amount of time, it was already packed with more drunk teens. We stayed until around midnight until I called in a night. I was getting kind of tired and I was already sober! Not that I was even drunk in the first place.
On Saturday, we went to this Mexican place called Santiago for breakfast. I had their Santiago Benny’s while he had their burrito. I wasn’t disappointed as it was as good as it looked. I was very full! After breakfast, we got back to the hotel and got ready to explore. Although we couldn’t go far as it was really windy and the rain was getting worse. We stopped by at a liquor store to get one more bottle for our Saturday night.
Around 7pm, we took a nap and then woke up at 9pm. We ordered pizza (it was so good even though the toppings were limited). We decided to go to Lucky Bar and it was fun because out of all the clubs I went to, it was where I saw a lot of eccentric people. I meant that in a good way. At about after an hour, we went to Paparazzi nightclub. We went back at 1am feeling sad that it was already our last night at Victoria.
The following day on Sunday, I was looking forward to it because according to the weather forecast, it was going to be sunny and cloudy. We woke up and it was raining! We had to checkout at 11 and we didn’t wake up until at 9am. So we grabbed our jackets and looked for a nearby place to eat breakfast.
It was one of the best I’ve had.
We quickly went back to take our shower, pack our things and check out. 😦 It was difficult to be carrying around our bags, still about to explore under the rain. A lot of my co-workers asked me if it was a romantic getaway. Well hey if running under the pouring rain is romantic, then it’s a definite yes lol!
We took the boat tour that went around Victoria Bay. Our tour guide was a retiree. It was cute when he said all of their employees were retirees. We stopped for a bit at this place where there were lots of food but we weren’t hungry then so we just looked around.
Once we got back to the main bay, we waited for bus to take us back to Swartz Bay to go back home. It was a sad time to go home as I really did enjoy Victoria and there was still so much more to see. I wanted to check out their beaches but I guess that will just have to wait until the next time we go back!
Thank you for a wonderful time, Victoria! We had so much fun!
Until next time!