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An Expat in Vancouver: The Opera

There are a few options for high culture in Vancouver. The Recital Society, the Vancouver Symphony and the Vancouver Opera are some standouts. The quality, I hear, can be uneven so I’ve tried to be careful when buying tickets to … Continue reading

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An Expat in Vancouver: Spring

  I took a walk around the neighborhood this afternoon. Everything is popping, including the cherry blossoms which remind me of Washington, D.C., Japan and Zen painting.

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An expat in Vancouver: February Fake-out

It’s here! The annually hoped-for spring teaser! Over the past week we’ve had several days of it, and, with a few days to go in the month, perhaps there will be a few more.

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An expat in Vancouver: Snowy Owls at Boundary Bay

It is uncharacteristically cold, with temperatures in the low single digits (Celsius), but that didn’t stop me and a couple of friends from making the drive to Boundary Bay to see the 2nd year of snowy owls wintering in the … Continue reading

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An Expat in Vancouver: expatriating from my expat home

Vancouverites love to travel, and the end of year holidays are as good a time for that as any. In December the province of B.C. offers a lot of options — stormwatching in Tofino, skiing in Whistler or the Kootenays, … Continue reading

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An Expat in Vancouver: Christmas

This is a pitilessly dark time of year, so it’s no wonder that people are driven to excess when it comes to Christmas lighting. Normally I cringe at the over-the-top decorations that suffocate more than adorn houses and the tacky, … Continue reading

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An Expat in Vancouver: Winter walks

Even in dark, rainy winter, the water beckons.

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