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As promised, I'm back with new posts for this spring. Starting it off with my Vancouver travel diaries, which I'm hoping you would enjoy. This is a packed one, brace yourselves!

- Gastown morning included colourful alleyways and drinking Revolver espresso flights -
- Abbotsford Tulip Festival which was still amazing amidst the late blooms -
- Sushi Oyama in Burnaby for lunch -
- Queen Elizabeth Park for city sights and zen gardens -
- Coffee stop at 49th Parallel & Lucky Donuts -
- Earnest Ice Cream for their yummy honey chamomile scoop -
- Gorgeous sunset at the Steveston Fisherman's Wharf -
- Hongkong style dimsum at Top Shanghai Restaurant in Richmond -
- Capping the night back at Gastown for late drinks at The Flying Pig -

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Here's April so far on my side of the blogging world. I haven't been doing a lot of exploring recently so I had to miss a couple of blog posts but I'm heading to a trip very soon and I can't wait to blog all about that! For now, let me share with you some snippets of how this month is so far.

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It's spring break! Even though it technically does not apply to me as my student days have long passed, I wanted to share with you some ideas if you happen to be a local reader or looking for something to do in your own city.
- Check out a local coffee and donut shop: This month one of my favourite cafes, Little Sister Coffee Maker, is bringing back their Honey Lavender Latte. A good 10-minute walk from here is Oh Doughnuts, which produces some of the most delicious treats including vegan and gluten free options. I highly recommend this combination if you are from Winnipeg.
- Find a quick day trip from your city: Just 30 minutes away from Winnipeg is Pineridge Hollow and this remains to be one of the most charming locations I've been to. From a restaurant, a boutique, a greenhouse and even a small grazing field for farm animals, this place is sure to give you the quintessential prairie experience. (Also, makes for the perfect ootd background).
- Drive around and shoot local scenery: Through friends, I've discovered a scenic route around Lockport, Manitoba. It goes by the river and gives you perfect shots of majestic houses in that community. It's also cool to see how the season is changing based on the thawing body of water.
- Treat yourself to beer / wine / cocktails: One of the newest and busiest microbrewery in town is Brazen Hall. Situated along Pembina Hwy, this brewpub features amazing local beers and delicious  from-scratch food pairings, sure to fill you up. The place itself is huge and beautifully decorated - perfect for groups; There is a buzz across the hall which speaks volumes about how inviting the ambiance is. It is such a great spot, I've been there twice since it opened last week.
See these recommendations in the vlog version below