When people ask me what my favourite part of Canada was, the first answer that comes to mind is always Halifax. I don't know if this is just because Zero was there, or because Nova Scotia is lovely, but it's true. I loved Halifax. Also, it was the first place I had a Blizzard and a Canadian beer. Ice cream and alcohol are always a good way to make me love you.
Meeting Zero was most excellent, for she is a truly lovely person. And I'm not just saying that because she bought me ice cream and beer. She really has to come to England some time soon so I can take her out for some good British food....Um....Well, I'm sure I'll think of something before the time comes.
As I mentioned earlier, probably the best thing about Hailfax is that Zero was there. Ready and willing to act as our tour guide around the fair city, showing us the tallest spire in...somewhere, the phallic-shaped notice boards and the docks where the illegal immigrants and drugs come in.
Here we are, bonding over a pint of delicious Keith's beer which she introduced us to. Brewed only in Halifax, as the proud residents like to remind you.
The tallest spire in...North America, I think. Maybe...
Zero assures me that this is in fact a wave and not a giant tongue. Do we believe her?
The next day we went to the public gardens...
...where we saw seagulls on statues...
...and bisexual gates.
This is the place where we stayed.
And this is the way in to the Keith's brewey. We went on the tour, which was so much fun. The people were all in character and they seemed happy to be doing it, which I found amazing. Also - free beer! Yay!
As well as having Keith's for the first time we also had Molson. I love Molson. And it made me so ridiculously happy to have tried Wolverine's beer for the first time in a place called Rogue's Roost. Yes, I am an irredeemable fangirlish geek.
Another first was Tim Hortons. Again, I love it. I can see why Canadians rave on about it so much!
Do I even need to say that I loved Blizzards? I suppose I should. Pretty much everything I tried in Halifax I loved. Maybe that's another reason why I liked it so much, it was my first exposure to all these great Canadian things!
And finally I leave you with the posing seagull, who just stood on this wall waiting for people to take his picture. Plus he was huge.