Ithaka Greek Restaurant

Ithaka Greek restaurant is a family run establishment. Mom is in the kitchen cooking and making beautiful Greek dishes. They are located just outside of downtown Victoria on Yates Street. Your meal starts with a soup or salad. I went with the avgolemono, it was a chicken & lemon soup with orzo pasta. I liked this soup…

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Jam Cafe

Jam Cafe is a super popular all day breakfast restaurant (open til 3 pm). They also serve lunch but I came specifically for their famous breakfast menu. My favourite TV program “You Gotta Eat Here” has featured Jam Cafe in an episode. I started my breakfast with a lovely chai tea latte, my hot drink…

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Crust Bakery

Victoria has some incredible bakeries and Crust Bakery in downtown Victoria is one of them. Crust is a owned & operated by a husband & wife team. How can you not go inside? These beautifully baked goods lured me in. Here is a close up of their pastries. They have such an incredible selection! Endless…

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Oak Bay Beach Hotel

During my recent stay to Victoria, I stayed at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel. It only takes about 15 minutes to get to downtown from here as it is located in the Oak Bay area. I prefer to stay by the water during vacations and Oak Bay Beach Hotel was right on the ocean. The original…

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Victoria photo diary (January 2016)

Many of my vacations are to Vancouver Island. The island is a place where I feel relaxed and I still feel close enough to familiar territory. I like not having to travel with my passport and not having to exchange currency (lazy traveler). I recently spent a week in Victoria on the island and I…

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