In the beginning of Febuary my littlest babe and I travelled on the ferry over to Nanaimo. Prior to this trip, I had only been to the island once before, a quick day visit with my grade 8 class. So I was excited.
Not going to lie, the ferry ride over sucked. It was late and dark, so there was no view outside the windows. It was also really crowded, and we ended up losing our seats and I eventually just plopped down outside the little kids playroom. It proved to be be a smart move getting off though, we were right beside the door to exit.
Seeing my dear friend was the obvious highlight of the trip; having the kids being able to visit together and hang out was fun. Hanging out with old friends is usually always full of laughs and jokes.
We went wandering downtown Nanaimo and the weather was excellent. We even took a walk down by the fishing boats and saw a fisherman with his catch of delicious looking crab. My friend treating me to a frozen treat – it was yummy.
On my second day, we were planning on having pizza, and not just any old pizza but Mambo’s pizza. I was excited to try this pizza. My friend had hyped up this pizza so much…I was honestly skeptical. But let me tell you, the pizza lived up to her hype. It was truly the best pizza I had ever eaten, and even my six year old was raving about it. We had a half and half pizza, and for me the only side worth mentioning is the best side. It was rightly named the ‘overdose’ and included: pepperoni, mozarella, banana peppers, feta cheese and bacon. It was perfection. My mouth is drooling at the thought of that wonderful pizza. The dips are also great -although let’s be real they’re not really needed with this pizza- they have a sweet garlic dip that we tried. It was different, and in a good way. The slight sweetness was a welcome change to the tangy banana peppers. I’m seriously looking forward to going back the island just for this pizza. Best. pizza. ever.
On my last day we had planned to go to another restaurant that my friend had raved about, a local Korean place but unfortunately it was closed. So we ended up at a sushi spot ( we both love sushi) and let me tell you; it also did not disappoint. It was so so good. Unfortunately I can’t remember the names of the rolls now, but we had a good variety and they were all delicious. One roll had crispy fried onions on top with a smoky flavoured sauce – yum. From what I could tell, you can’t go wrong with any roll here. (Dami sushi is the name).
It was a great enjoyable trip, although it was too short. Looking forward to going back this summer!