Place 72 – Day 10: Vancouver,BC – Banking, Interviews & Apartment Hunting

SIN

We were hungry but wanted to get stuff sorted, so we went straight to Service Canada where we had to wait 30 minutes to get seen but once we were we got our SIN (Social Insurance Number) each which means we can get paid as well as setup a bank account.

Dutch Breakfast

Wewere very hungry after we did this so we went for breakfast at a Dutch breakfast restaurant.

Curtis got a full breakfast (bacon,eggs,toast & fruit) whilst Kim got a pannekoeke.

We both enjoyed our breakfast, especially as there was fresh orange juice!

We left the breakfast place to continue with the busy day.

Banking

We wanted to arrange an appointment for tomorrow to get a bank account each, but they were persistent and we ended up doing it there and then. This took a couple of hours in total.

2 Interviews

Whilst we were getting our banking setup, Kim had an interview and then Curtis had one just after! Kim then got a second interview from that and Curtis got one for a previous job he interviewed for.

Apartment Viewing #1

As we were in the bank for so long, we were bound to be late to our first apartment Viewing, so we called a taxi.

The taxi turned up at the wrong place so we had to wait for him to come back to us.

We got to the viewing in time and we were not too impressed. It was a little old and a bit expensive.

Apartment Viewing #2

We took a bus to view another place we had been looking at for a while.

We got on the bus and couldn’t pay with notes so had to pay with only coins.

Once we cobbled together the change, we put it in and the machine on the bus broke!

We walked to the apartment and we loved it! It was a good size and a good price, too.

After we finished with the viewing, we went out for a drink with the current tenant of the apartment as we had been speaking with her for a while.

Drinks & Wings

We went to a bar just down the road and shared a bottle of wine between the three of us.

We also got some wings and sweet potato fries.

We chatted for a while and then she went back home whilst we walked to the train station.

Along the way, Kim realised she forgot her handbag at the bar so we went back to collect it.

Home

We bought train passes (called compass cards), added money to them and then got on the train home.

We walked for 10 minutes on the other side to get back.

We chatted with the couple we are livibge with for a couple of hours and then went to bed, exhausted.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

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