Vancouver/Winter Olympics

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    Jan 18, 2010 1:00 PM GMT
    So the next installment of "Where in the World am I going?" is taking me to Vancouver for the Winter Olympics. Has anyone ever been to the Olympics? Any tips or tricks on getting tickets cheap (blowing an athlete perhaps?)? General advice for being in the Olympic host city? Is anyone going to be there? Maybe meet up for a drink or something? Anyone from there willing to show a crass American around your fair city?

    Also, Vancouver... I've heard great things about it. Any advice on things to do/see? Does anyone know of any transportation that'll take me from Vancouver to the mountains so I can go snowboarding? Obviously Whistler/Blackcombe is a huge resort, but are there any other snowboarding options out there? I've heard Vancouver is an amazingly bikeable city, and I'd love to take my bike too, especially since I'll be there for about 11 days, but alas, snowboard trumps bike in winter months.
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    Jan 18, 2010 4:50 PM GMT
    I love Vancouver. Have fun, Todditude!
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    Jan 18, 2010 5:18 PM GMT
    Bone up on some things Canadian, no one like a arrogant/ignorant American tourist anywhere.
  • Thirdbeach

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    Jan 18, 2010 5:59 PM GMT
    Start here:
    http://www.vancouver2010.com/

    try:
    http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/index.htm

    http://vancouver.ca/

    http://www.tourismvancouver.com/visitors/vancouver/2010_olympics/2010_olympics


    or even this site:
    http://www.facebook.com/olympicsE

    There are lots of websites with information (maybe even how to blow an athlete).
    Come on up for a visit and spend lots of money here.
    Help us local taxpayers out.
    Thanks
  • DCEric

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    Jan 18, 2010 8:09 PM GMT
    Ricovelas saidBone up on some things Canadian, no one like a arrogant/ignorant American tourist anywhere.


    I'm sorry, I read that quickly. Did you just tell him to bone a Canadian?
  • trevchaser

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    Jan 18, 2010 8:11 PM GMT
    LOL, I'm a bit confused on the grammar as well.
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    Jan 18, 2010 11:11 PM GMT
    I'd be more than happy to bone something Canadian. Anyone offering?

    And please, one of the things that delights and pleases my childlike mentality is pretending to be an ignorant and arrogant American. I plan on acting shocked and appalled to discover that Canada actually has electricity, and that there are no moose roaming the streets.
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    Jan 18, 2010 11:16 PM GMT
    DCEric said
    Ricovelas saidBone up on some things Canadian, no one like a arrogant/ignorant American tourist anywhere.


    I'm sorry, I read that quickly. Did you just tell him to bone a Canadian?


    are YOU going to bone a Canadian?
  • ohioguy12

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    Jan 18, 2010 11:19 PM GMT
    I've always wanted to go to the Olympics, but sadly I can't go this year, hopefully in 2012 I'll be able to go to London...what events are you going to see?