Karla, a cousin of mine, sponsored by my parents, took the opportunity to study english in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Because she still isn't that confident with her english, and the whole flight process in the U.S.A. can be quite daunting, I helped her out to get her to Canada... and yes, I also took the opportunity to vacation a little bit from my vacations/work in Juarez.
To tell the tale of the whole flight delight, delays, broken planes, etc. wouldn't be much fun, and will undermine the whole purpose of the trip: to wish Karla well. I will, anyway, point you to my PicasaWeb Album "Vancouver" with around 100 pictures of my stay.
Beautiful city, by the way: when we got there it had just snowed, so, although it was cold as hell, there were tiny spots of white all over the city's downtown, decorating it elegantly. I met with another cousin of mine, Jesus or Chuyito (Karla's brother), to sightsee for three days. We walked like crazy, my feet still hurt, but it was well worth it.
I only missed two little things from the whole experience: the Capilano Suspension Bridge was closed for repairs and ... no Apple Store! I forgot that the only Apple Stores in Canada are located in Toronto.
All and all: very nice, I hope I can come back one day and get to know more of the city.
Karla: I wish you the best for the next six months =)