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Day 16 – Vancouver

A week ago, we heard a bunch of loud bangs above our heads and questioned whether it was thunder. We couldn’t see anything for the high-rise buildings surrounding ours, so I did a search on Twitter. Turns out it was a fireworks show, hosted by Viet Nam. Doing a bit of research, we found out that the Celebration of Light runs every summer and different countries enter to host fireworks shows. So we decided today that we’d head down to English Bay. The beach was jam-packed, with a great party atmosphere.

It was the Italian’s to light the sky this week, so we watched, as they lit their fireworks from the tanker anchored in the bay. The spectacular lasted for half-hour. They obviously spent a lot of money on their display.