Day 435: Vancouver, Canada
I finally arrived in Vancouver, after taking the first Air Canada flight out of Buenos Aires, for the Travel Bloggers Exchange Conference.
I had a quick nap and joined a group who had already made plans to watch Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Other than one moment in Chile, I have always been fiercely proud to be Canadian.
But it wasn’t until we were in the bar singing the national anthem that I could appreciate my own culture.
The Canucks won that game and fans poured into the street for a massive party.
The non-Canadian bloggers were overwhelmed with the street celebrations and I felt such a great sense of pride showing friends the Canadian culture at its best.
Note: I wrote this post before Game 7 and the destructive behavior after the Canucks lost Game 7.
At first I was really disturbed by the actions and embarrassed that several bloggers had changed plans to see the last game.
But it was only momentary as several bloggers wrote posts about the other side of the story, where the city banded together to show support and repair the city. For more on it check out
It was a momentary slip but I am still proud to be Canadian.