Repping it old-school in Victoria

As a compulsive traveller who originally moved out to beautiful British Columbia almost two years ago (*gasp!!), you can imagine how much my friends didn’t believe me when I told them that I had still never made it out to Vancouver Island. Once upon a time (aka, before I started my blog), I visited a number of Caribbean Island and fell in love with the notion of “island time” (aka, no one wants to know what time it is, why do you even own a watch?) Needless to say, Vancouver Island has always been high on my BC bucket list.

Classic "candid" chilling on the beach shot

Classic “candid” chilling on the beach shot

As much as I wanted to spend weeks exploring the whole island and the nearby Sunshine Coast (**hint, hint, foreshadowing for upcoming posts), my friends and I could only coordinate a few days off together, so our trip was limited to Victoria – not like I was complaining, I managed to book us the Fairmont Empress ;)

(I used to work for Fairmont - which I loved - so I'm a sucker for any of their hotels!)

(I used to work for Fairmont – which I loved – so I’m a sucker for any of their hotels!)

This meant a harbour view room, gourmet breakfast and world class high tea

... with specialty Empress Tea only available on-site during high tea!

… with specialty Empress Tea only available on-site during high tea!

Clearly I was (far too) happy with the selection!

Clearly I was (far too) happy with the selection!

(only to be dampened by the fact that the hotel’s archives – yes, the hotel is so old, it has its own archives – lead me to discover that the original prices the hotel offered for meals and rooms have all increased by at least 6900%..!

Only a century too late.. :(

Only a century too late.. :(

PS. I was originally planning on apologising profusely for my hiatus, but then I reminded myself that travvelsized is a travel blog and that since I’d spent several months working a desk job and not travelling (yuck!), I didn’t have much I missed posting – until now ;)

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One thought on “Repping it old-school in Victoria

  1. Read your enchantment for travelling in rainy season, I too had planned one this week end, thanks sameer, new Delhi, India

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