Natural High from Del Mar

Tofino is one of my favourite hot spots in this entire planet and what makes it such a fabulous place for me to visit is its small town feel, beautiful scenic drive along the Pacific Rim, and has some of the best waves for surfing all year long. It is home to local fishermen and native people and within a few blocks of this tiny town, you will find yourself with some of the finest foods of the Pacific coast – restaurants that offer fresh seafood and locally sourced organic foods that help support the island farmers.

After an afternoon out in the water and completely famished from surfing, my girlfriend and I hit up Sobo, a local restaurant that offers exactly what I described. I always order their cornbread which is the best I’ve ever had, and their tofu pocket stuffed with rice, smoked salmon, and avocado in a wasabi soy sauce.

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The perfect drink to have after a day of surfing is their famous margarita made with 3oz of tequila and is limit to 2 per person. They make their own lime margarita mix daily from freshly-squeezed lime juice.

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House-made lime margarita

After 4 of these margaritas (between the 2 of us) and 3 hours of laughing over silly jokes and chitchat, we had just enough time left to watch the last of the sunset.

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The perfect way to end a fun day with my cool friend Juna.

The petals have fallen

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I’ve met some amazing girlfriends in the last little while and one of the repeating topics of discussion was letting go of our past. In a snippet, I came to the following conclusion:

* no matter what your friends tell you, ie. things like ‘you must block him off Facebook and delete him’, or ‘you know it wasn’t meant to be’, each of us have our own timeline when it comes to moving on. listen and trust your own gut feelings, because they’re always right. in other words, the blatant truth is that Denial is your biggest enemy.

* some people manage to stay in touch and be friends after a break-up. it doesn’t work for everyone, and needless to say, though i did try really hard to maintain our friendship, i was the one that was suffering from trying too hard to be friends again. it held me back when i could’ve moved on sooner.

* some of us are afraid that we’ll never be able to find someone again. the thought of being alone for the rest of our lives is scary. who wants to die alone? but i think that if we focus on finding ourselves again, whether it be getting fit, or signing up for something that you never got around to doing, we’ll find ourselves becoming more amazing. And in doing so, we will attract similarly amazing people in our lives!