Last week, my friend Shaun and I took our Alt Academix show on the road to the University of British Columbia in Vancouver where we gave two workshops. Here, for no reason other than I feel like sharing, is a list of some of the things I learned.
Vancouver is super pretty. I mean ridiculously pretty. I mean unfair-to-those-of-us-who-don’t-live-there pretty. Water AND mountains? This KC girl is envious.
The Chinese restaurants are authentic. Yes, that is a heart in my duck soup. No, I was not expecting it.
The UBC Museum of Anthropology is awesome.
Doing two 3-hour workshops in one day is hell on one’s legs and feet. But we had great students, faculty, and staff to work with, so the time flew.
Vancouverites (??) are a polite lot, who thank the bus driver when exiting the bus, regardless of the door they are using. It is a bit disconcerting the first time someone yells “thank you!” from the back of the bus as I had no idea to whom they were speaking.
Finally, did I mention that Vancouver is pretty? Because it is.
I also learned some serious things about higher education and graduate students — but this post is not about that, so will share those later.