Lifestyle: The Vault, Nanaimo, BC

Visiting a town means self-tutoring. The tutor mentions The Vault, Nanaimo.

I’d describe The Vault’s location as corner of Wallace and Albert, Nanaimo, BC. I started going there this week.

The Vault’s atmosphere is peaceful and welcoming, and the staff are, too. They have vegan food there. I’m not vegan myself, but I notice their effort to have something for everyone.

I often get both a date square and a Nanaimo bar. The Nanaimo bars I’ve had there, the chocolate layer on top is thick. The date square is substantial, too. In concert, the Nanaimo bar and date square can sustain you through many hours of concentration.

The soft music there, and the really sweet staff, along with the baked goods, make The Vault worth walking to, even through the cold January rain.


Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

Lifestyle: Mambo Gourmet Pizza, Nanaimo, BC.

Becoming familiar with a city means self-tutoring. The tutor discovers Mambo Gourmet Pizza, Nanaimo.

I’m based in Campbell River, but am working in Nanaimo for a couple of weeks. Times before, my wife has done the driving, etc. This time she stayed home, so I have to find my way around.

At lunchtime I went to find some food. Away from home, I often eat straight from a grocery store, but didn’t find one.

Along the sidewalk I passed Mambo Gourmet Pizza, noticing a couple of people eating inside. Half a block later I turned back, deciding to give Mambo a second look.

Entering, I could tell it’s a place that regular customers frequent. It’s warm and plain, with fresh pizzas on display at the counter.

I think a slice of pizza cost me $3.75. It was pretty large, but so good I decided halfway through that I’d get another one. After all, I had many hours left of instructing.

I’d say I was there for twelve minutes and two slices. Mambo Gourmet Pizza might be too good. Usually, I lose weight working away. This time, with Mambo just a few blocks away, I might end up gaining.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.