so...slight hickup, apparently my body does NOT agree with plane food!! touched down in Vancouver and rushed to hospital. THANK GOD FOR TRAVEL INSURANCE!! bit of a bummer but as soon as they gave me a bed, hooked me up to an IV and doped me up with morphine I was happy as a clam. gave me a good excuse to sleep all day, and then check myself into a nice hotel (complete with bath!) and sleep some more.
also gave me a day to check out Vancouver. explored downtown. super easy to get around, very pretty and plenty of parks to accommodate my doped out post-hospital state. plus I caught a bit of salsa sundays. that's right. every sunday in the town square hundreds of couples dancing the salsa. super romantic.
three anti-nausea pills later i'm about to get on the redeye to Montreal. fingers crossed!