Day 6: University of British Columbia

The hectic holiday started to take its toll on us last night, and we set an easy pace today, simply moving from one meal to another.
From a late breakfast we went straight to lunch, visiting the University of British Columbia, or UBC, Harish’s workplace. The day was wet and cold, quite perfect for hot soup and an indoor tour of the Museum of Anthropology. The museum had some of the most striking exhibits I have seen. Both Souvik and I came away impressed with the First Nations’ art.

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In a break from tradition, I have included two pictures taken by Souvik (the last two above). Piali and Ravi joined us at the museum, and I was able to get an interesting composition:

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We spent the rest of the afternoon walking around the University campus, never tiring of the lush green landscape and views of the not-so-faraway mountains.
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After all that walking, we hankered for samosas, for which we drove to the Punjabi market and stuffed our faces. We had grand plans of walking over the suspension bridge or browsing through Gastown, but those samosas and chole had us groaning and eager to head home and relax. Then Niti baked a chocolate cake, and Harish rustled up some guacamole, and we were happy enough to indulge in a late night snack!

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