Tag Archives: Canada

An expat in Vancouver first impressions: Driving

On a daily basis, I am surprised how difficult it is to drive here. Buses have the right of way at almost any time. That extends to when the driver feels like merging into your lane with no warning. Just … Continue reading

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An expat in Vancouver first impressions: autumn

Here’s where it starts. The rain. It seems impossible when under the summer blanket of blue sky and brilliant sun to even imagine the day when it all turns grey and wet…and stays that way for a long, long time. … Continue reading

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An expat in Vancouver first impressions Summer

You have to experience full on summer in Vancouver to understand why its inhabitants are so faithful to the city through ten months of rain. It is glorious. Rumor has it that no one in Vancouver has a full-time job. … Continue reading

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An expat in Vancouver first impressions: Canadian politics

I have not been resident here long enough to make meaningful impressions, except to say that politicians argue, debate and fight here as much as anywhere. They don’t seem to sling mud (or worse) and make personal attacks and outright … Continue reading

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An expat in Vancouver first impressions: housing

Vancouver is famous for its condo skyscrapers but I for one had not heard of its strata home ownership laws until I started spending time in the area. In a strata property, people own their piece of the building and … Continue reading

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