Not all of my "collecting" takes place in the outdoors. Sometimes ingredients are only found in truly unique places. Like this spot in Victoria .... known locally as Chinatown. On our last trip there we found some very great tasting mushrooms that are only grown in Korea. We will return!
Interestingly we also witnessed several women buying food in the stores and paying the owner with what was obviously NOT Canadian money. That money was not put in a till but quickly dropped into an open box under the counter. Is anyone collecting taxes on these transactions or does the Canadian/BC government even know this is happening? Does this bother anyone besides me?