the year of the snake
By Patricia Belyea
VICTORIA BC The oldest Chinese settlement in Canada, Victoria’s Chinatown is always an intriguing place to explore. One day shy of the Lion Dance Parade, my twin sister, niece and I wandered around the nooks and crannies of this historic neighborhood. Our visit was not quite as powerful as a trip to the Orient but it was a delightful taste of a foreign culture to inspire us. Happy Chinese New Year.