Tales from the Great White North

Contrary to popular belief, Canada is not a frozen wasteland.

I'm enjoying a vacation in Victoria, the capital of British Columbia (a misnomer; it has neither high tea nor cocaine), on Vancouver Island. The weather is great and the people are friendly.

If you ever visit Victoria, have dinner at Brasserie L'Ecole. Despite it's name, it doesn't serve snails and the waiters aren't rude. Great food.

Those who wish to learn more about our northern neighbor are encouraged to see the educational films "Strange Brew," "Canadian Bacon," and "South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut."

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