Victoria Journals

Victoria Unplugged

A travel journal to Victoria by becky eat world

Quote: This journal is all about shattering the stereotypes: I, having read the vindictive Rough Guide blurb on my poor hometown and feeling appropriately maligned, now vow to bring you the Real Victoria, as a resident knows it.

Victoria Unplugged

Overview

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One of the prettiest views in Victoria is the Inner Harbor at sunset: in fact, the Inner Harbor any time. It's constantly swarmed by buskers and craftsmen, and during the summer, jugglers, magicians, mimes, human statues, bagpipers, and other sorts of street performers. From the your position on the Causeway you can see the Empress Hotel and the Parliament Buildings (which light up at night, outlined by hundreds of little yellow bulbs---kind of like the Tour Eiffel), the two most famous structures in Victoria.A visit to Miniature World, underneath the Empress at 649 Humboldt Street, is enjoyable and can make you feel like a kid again.The Butchart Gardens are also impressive, with fireworks o...Read More

Second Slice Pizza

Restaurant

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The cheapest place for a quick, yummy meal is Second Slice Pizza, on Douglas between Pandora & Johnson. They sell sliced pizza for 99 cents a whack (Garlic Cheese is my favorite). (NOTE: There is another pizzeria just across the street that advertises pizza at 94 cents a slice, the pizza iz CRAP, don't eat there and save yourself a stomach ache).

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 24, 2002

Second Slice Pizza
1310 Douglas Street
Victoria, British Columbia
(250) 380-0866

Cafe de la Lune

Restaurant

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Tea and coffee are morning rituals for Victorians (and afternoon rituals, and evening rituals - fortunately, this cafe is open 24 hours a day).

My favorite place for a hot mug is Cafe de la Lune, just a few steps down from Second Slice on Douglas at Pandora. As well as beverages, they sell fresh baked goods and deli-style entrees, all of which are worth sampling (particularly their wraps and the apple streusel muffin). Take your drink upstairs to the loft for some people-watching or mingling with the locals (NOTE: The streetcorner directly below the loft is the neighborhood crackpoint, so you'll see an unusual amount of plastered individuals from your position - don't be alarmed).

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 24, 2002

Cafe de la Lune
1450 Douglas Street
Victoria, British Columbia
(250) 383-4157