Asia shows us around Vancouver – On the go with EF #111

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Asia shows us around Vancouver – On the go with EF #111


Hi guys! My name is Asia.
This is my first episode of “On the go with EF”. This is my hometown, Vancouver, and
I’m so excited to be showing you guys around. You know, there aren’t a lot of places
where you can surf, ski, go to the beach, and eat good food all in one day. That’s why Vancouver is so special –
because you can do all of that. In 2010, we had a really successful Olympic Games and, after that, Vancouver was considered
to be one of the most liveable cities on earth. It’s really cool how,
even though it’s just morning, there are so many people
around and so many cars, but a lot of people do work here,
so it’s understandable. We also have a really great mall here.
It’s called Pacific Centre. You can find a lot of designer pieces there. Oh, there’s a cute dog. It’s really nice that we have our downtown here,
but we also have the harbour over in the front. The contrast between the buildings over here
and all the boats on the side makes downtown Vancouver really nice. Our transportation system here
in Vancouver is quite nice. We have the SkyTrain, the busses, and the ferries.
Behind me is the SkyTrain station. It may look like a subway,
but it’s actually a SkyTrain because it goes down, and then it goes back up.
It’s kind of both a subway and a SkyTrain There are so many different types
of cuisine here in Vancouver, but one of my favourites is Japanese, and the restaurant we’re
going to is one of my favourites. Let’s check it out. Vancouver has a lot of
different types of food to try, but one of the best food
options here is definitely sushi. We have a river called the Fraser River
and that’s where all the salmon live. And because there’s so much salmon here,
it’s very fresh and it’s really good. It’s definitely one of the things
that you have to try when you are here. Look how amazing this food is.
It looks so great. Over here we have the aburi oshi sushi.
Aburi means that it’s seared on the top. Oshi means it’s pressed together. Over here we have a platter of
nigiri sushi as well as some rolls. We have some sashimi here.
There’s some salmon, tuna, scallops … This is Chirashi sashimi tart. There’s some salmon layered with some rice,
some avocado and other sauces as well. Let’s try a piece of the oshi. This is already very well-seasoned,
so you don’t have to dip it in any soy sauce. Mmmmmm. It’s super creamy.
There’s a slice of jalapeno on top and, in between, there’s some salmon
and some rice. It’s really good. Here we are in Gastown,
the oldest neighbourhood in Vancouver. It was founded by a guy called Gassy Jack in 1867
and there are a lot of really cool places here. Some of them are clothing stores,
some are really cute cafés. A lot of students and local people
like to come here and hang out. There’s a lot to do here and
it’s a nice place to walk around in. One of my favourite things about
Gastown is how rustic it is. I love how the ground is just red bricks and
there are all these really cool looking buildings. A lot of fashionistas like to
come here and shop as well. Here’s the famous Steam Clock. As the name suggests, it runs by steam, which you
can even see coming out of the top over there. A lot of tourists like to come
here to take pictures of it. There’s also a tune that comes
every couple of minutes or so. It’s really cool and has a lot of history behind it. It’s actually dedicated to the citizens
of Vancouver, which is really cool, by the city of Gastown. Vancouver is such a great place to walk around in because all the neighbourhoods
are so close together. For example, Gastown is very close
to downtown as well as Chinatown. There are some really cool buildings up top.
Over there we have the Gassy Jack statue. You can’t really see it right now
because there’s a tree, but we’ll go closer. So, here we are at the Gassy Jack statue.
He was the founding father of Gastown. His real name was John Deighton
and he was born in England. He was best known as an inventor,
riverboat pilot and captain. He was also really known for his gassy
monologues and represents Gastown very well. Here we are at the Olympic Cauldron. It’s very symbolic of the 2010 Olympic Games
held here in Vancouver. Back then it was lit up with fire and that flame
represented friendship, love and respect. I personally think it is really cool
because it has a really nice design. I remember, when I was younger,
I saw the athletes holding the torch of fire and running and running,
and this was the final destination. They had a ladder and lit the
whole thing on fire. It was really cool. Since EF is the official language training services
partner of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, we have a special prize for you. Comment down below on which
sport you like to watch the most and you’ll get the chance to win
these five awesome Olympic pins. They’re really special because they’re
collector’s items, so comment! And don’t forget to watch the next episode when Angelina and I go to the
Capilano Suspension Bridge. Bye, guys!


25 Comments

sunny · January 2, 2020 at 9:41 am

i really like to watch football and high jump, i think its amazing how high they can jump!😮☺️♥️

Qd_ Me · January 2, 2020 at 10:22 am

I love to watch the marathon

Salma Puteri · January 2, 2020 at 10:26 am

I do really like to watch football it's because football has so many positive values associated to football. I think football is one of the most sport that everyone likes around the world. Football also a sociable and really fun sport

Xenia Anetko · January 2, 2020 at 10:55 am

I love gymnastics.

Miras Nomad · January 2, 2020 at 11:09 am

I like watching figure skating. I think it's one of the most beautiful sports.

Francesca Lino · January 2, 2020 at 11:16 am

Hi, since I was child I loved to see ice skating on tv. I think that is an amazing sport and very difficult. I love to see the ice skater dance on the ice I Think that this sport has something magical. When you watch them you can feel their amazing energy and make me so relaxed. Thanks for your vlog on go!!! Bye 😁😁😁

Marina Uskova · January 2, 2020 at 11:29 am

Well, it's rather difficult to say which sport I like to watch the most. But I prefer to watch figure skating. In my opinion, it is one of the most challenging sports. Figure skaters have to train a lot and remember about beauty of the performance. Then, I like it because of plot. To tell the truth, it is more like dance on the ice. Moreover, I'd like to pay attention to tricks: they are breathtaking. Sometimes you can't move because most of tricks are dangerous and you wait when everything is done. To sum up, figue skating is unbelievable. ❄️✨❤️

moosekiss · January 2, 2020 at 11:32 am

Thank you ! I love it

Rigard Alberth · January 2, 2020 at 12:21 pm

não é eu, que curto voçê falando em inglês

Tomáš Hájek · January 2, 2020 at 12:37 pm

I really like to watch tennis

Kei ko · January 2, 2020 at 2:55 pm

since the Rugby world cup I really like to watch Rugby😊 super exciting game isn't it!? What do U think Asia? like your smile😉

Julia Grześkowiak · January 2, 2020 at 8:22 pm

To be honest I am not a sport geek, but when it comes to watching olympics – I love how ice dancers move! They use their bodies as some language. It's truly amazing and I often gasp from admiration.
I also like tennis – that's my second favourite sport to watch.

The Ghost · January 2, 2020 at 8:53 pm

nice . i like it

Artillero61 1 · January 2, 2020 at 11:25 pm

No sé hablar Inglés ;v

Scarleth Bula · January 2, 2020 at 11:56 pm

Hola! Yo practico Karate, me encanta, estoy en la selección femenina de mi universidad. Y también me encanta el inglés, realmente me gustaría hablarlo con fluidez😢

skyisadog · January 3, 2020 at 7:07 am

I like soccer and hockey. Vancouver is a really nice city. Asia, you are very beautiful and cute.

Jacqueline Chan · January 3, 2020 at 8:48 am

I like skating.
Asia, you are so sweet.

Mikytitan.0 Machado · January 4, 2020 at 2:25 am

Realmente párese un lugar hermoso

Juliana Reis · January 4, 2020 at 3:46 pm

I like gymnastics and ⚽soccer.😊

Tyffu · January 5, 2020 at 6:01 am

Enquanto em Vancouver é um dos? Melhores lugares para se viver, em meu país há alguns dos piores

i am 91 · January 5, 2020 at 1:45 pm

u r so pretty i love you.

David Antonio · January 5, 2020 at 8:34 pm

🥰🥰

Edmundo Tovar · January 6, 2020 at 6:24 am

I like to watch football soccer because it is an unpredictable sport

Allen Lozano · January 6, 2020 at 1:43 pm

Why so pretty?i love you😉

Cassie Cho · January 6, 2020 at 7:48 pm

Thanks Asia for reminding us how beautiful Vancouver is. I like your lovely smile 🙂

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