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ruchi

Traveling solo to British Columbia

by ruchi »

Just wanted to know how safe it will be for a woman alone. Or is that a paranoid question? Any insights gratefully accepted.

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Joanna

RE: Traveling solo to British Columbia

by Joanna »

I understand to a certain extent when someone asks, for instance, is it safe for a woman alone in Yemen?  But this is such a general question in such an relatively safe part of the planet I'm not sure I even understand why you ask.  It's not an issue of safety but of common sense.  If you went looking for trouble, even in BC, I'm sure you could scrounge some up.

What do you plan to do that inspires the question?

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travelandnature

RE: Traveling solo to British Columbia

by travelandnature »

But this is such a general question in such an relatively safe part of the planet I'm not sure I even understand why you ask. 

There is a logic to the question:

Columbia has its troubles so maybe British Columbia does, too.

York is fine but you hear such dreadful things about New York.

One needs to ask these things. 

Just wondering, Joanna, if you were going to scrounge up some trouble in BC, where

would you look ?

 

 

 

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Joanna

RE: Traveling solo to British Columbia

by Joanna »

Excellent thoughts there T&N and an intriguing question.  Hmmm.  (Not a peep out of the OP in some time so I guess we need to entertain ourselves here.) 

I confess, I'm at a loss.  BC is such a peaceful place it seems to lull me into a sense of nontrouble-making.  I've been there a couple of times and the worst thing I can remember was cooking in my room at a fairly upscale hotel.  I had a newborn and didn't want to go out or eat the room service offerings.  But I guess it's only trouble if you get caught and I didn't.  Just had a continuous stream of freeloading friends (musicians) coming in to eat.

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kringenwally

RE: Traveling solo to British Columbia

by kringenwally »

I have an idea about how to get into trouble in BC:

Board the fabulous Skytrain without a ticket! I had never seen a lightrail/metro/subway system as clean as the one in Vancouver, and what's more, you can sit up front in the first car - there is no driver, there are no conductors, and no ticket takers!

When you enter the station, the color scheme of the floor and walls changes at the point from where on you're supposed to have a ticket, but there are no turnstiles. I'm sure there are random checks to find the few scofflaws who abuse this honor's system, so if you're looking for trouble, why not become one of them?

Now if you really want to find trouble, serious trouble, roll a big Weber grill into a station, cook up a storm, invite all your (musician) friends, feed them, and nobody buys a ticket!

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travelandnature

RE: Traveling solo to British Columbia

by travelandnature »

Thanks for the laughs.  Silly me - my thought to scare up trouble in BC was to go harass a bear.  The idea of the unticketed musicians in the SkyTrain station is much better.  Bear kabobs - perish the thought.

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JohnT

RE: Traveling solo to British Columbia

by JohnT »

Sorry Wally

 

We've become paranoid up here!! The turnstiles are all in place...now, we haven't bothered to turn them on yet...soon....probably.....

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