It has been more than two weeks in UBC and I can’t believe it!
Jump Start has been totally amazing, I can’t imagine how my UBC life would look like if it wasn’t for this awesome program. Really, I am ready! I know the basic campus structure (it’s so big that I don’t think I’ll ever know everything), I got my computer (lovely mac), I met lots of people (including Em, my fellow blogsquadder) and I had A LOT of fun.
So, if you see me around campus when you come in with bags and maps, ask me for help! I can help you! :)
Moving on to my favorite places on campus…
I know that I have been to almost nowhere when you take into consideration the size of this place, but I have found some really memorable places.
- The Nitobe Garden. Absolutely amazing, really relaxing place, full of hidden meanings. I really can’t wait to see one of the festivals that are done there.
- The beach! I did go to wreck beach and it is a nudist beach, but it’s also a natural paradise! The walk down is full of huge trees and ferns that remind me of home. Also, the sand and the water at the end are a view that you shouldn’t miss.
- The Chai Gallery. OK, this isn’t really on campus, but it’s close taking the 17 bus. The place is beautiful and the food is… wow. I had a roasted eggplant and tomato roll and I literally had a moment with my food.
I have now moved into my shared room in Tweeds. There’s enough space for everything but it’s quite white. So if you haven’t packed yet, do yourself a favor and put some colorful stuff in you bags!