48 Hours In Victoria, British Columbia

afternoon tea empress hotel victoria bc20

Victoria in British Columbia, Canada is a beautiful and fascinating city. There is something for everyone. There is amazing food to be savoured and stunning nature to be seen. It is full of culture, history and charm. 48 hours are surely not enough to get to know this city but you will get a chance to return home satisfied and will be longing to come back to explore some more.  Continue reading “48 Hours In Victoria, British Columbia”

Advertisements

The Craigmyle Review – A Dreamy B&B By The Castle in Victoria BC

castle victoria bc

Last month, we decided to take a spontaneous 2 night trip to Victoria, BC for my birthday. As per usual, we booked accommodations through airbnb and our B&B with views of the Craigdarroch Castle was absolutely perfect, from the room, to the breakfast and the location. Continue reading “The Craigmyle Review – A Dreamy B&B By The Castle in Victoria BC”

Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria, British Columbia

castle victoria bc1

Craigdarroch Castle is a Victorian experience and a good example of the massive houses built for entrepreneurs who became wealthy during the industrial age. In this case, it was coal baron Robert Dunsmuir, a Scottish immigrant who made his fortune from Vancouver Island coal.

The immense fortune of the Dunsmuir family is reflected in the four floors of intricate stained glass windows, complex woodwork and luxurious Victorian-era furnishings.

The Castle gives visitors a glimpse of privileged life in the 1890s. Continue reading “Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria, British Columbia”

Abkhazi Garden – The Garden That Love Built in Victoria BC

abkhazi garden victoria bc15

The Abkhazi Garden was built with love by Prince and Princess Abkhazi since 1946. After living separate lives touched by both privilege and tragedy they married and settled in Victoria, BC.

From the streets, the garden can barely be seen, offering just a glimpse of the beautiful natural landscape that lies behind the hedge.  Continue reading “Abkhazi Garden – The Garden That Love Built in Victoria BC”

Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria BC

afternoon tea empress hotel victoria bc13

When we told our landlord/housemate that we were heading to Victoria BC for two days, she suggested to go have tea at the Empress Hotel. She said it was in her bucket list. I, a lover of tea and all things British, looked up this event online right away and knew I had to experience it.

It was definitely a splurge, but one I thought might be worth it, especially since we were going to be there during their lower price season and it was a [my] birthday trip, so splurging a bit was in order.  Continue reading “Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria BC”

My Favorite Ski Resort Town: Whistler, BC Canada

whistler canada snow

Since I was a little girl, my family took me skiing. We used to go to Vail, Colorado for many years. One year, they decided to try a new place: Whistler in BC, Canada. We all fell in love with it. The mountain, the trails, the town, the restaurants, the shopping, everything was great. So we kept going every year. Continue reading “My Favorite Ski Resort Town: Whistler, BC Canada”