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Postcards from Travel Near and Far by Jia-Rui

V0N 1B4, Whistler

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Arctic char at Araxi

Dear ——–,

After getting up at 4:15 a.m. to catch a flight to Seattle and driving about 3.5 hour with Jen and Andrew, we finally reached Whistler on Wednesday evening. Cooking sounded exhausting (and time-consuming) so we knew we were eating out. We ended up at Araxi, often cited as the best restaurant in Whistler. I was a little worried they’d turn me away since I was wearing sweatpants and a silly “Guster is for lovers” long-sleeve t-shirt. But they found a table for us in the lounge. Bryan and I split a plate of delicate, almost-sweet arctic char, over a parsnip puree with golden British Columbian beets. We also shared some orders of truffle fries and sauteed spinach for the table. I won’t say we were exactly full at the end of dinner, but I felt satisfied that we had had a good meal. And, I give Araxi points for having a fun non-alcoholic drinks menu — Jen and I both ordered a drink with pear juice and rosemary syrup. It started raining as we left the restaurant, with the weather just a degree or two above freezing. We took that as a good sign for Thursday.


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I'm a journalist based in Los Angeles who has always said that writing postcards for a living would be a dream job. The posts -- short enough to fit on an actual postcard -- chronicle recent travels near and far. I could blab on about being inspired by epistolary novels, the short poems of Emily Dickinson, and the New Yorker's "Talk of the Town" pieces, but I'll just say that I'm aiming to give you a sense of flavor of a place without boring you to death. Wish you were here!

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