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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: Medical care

This week marked an important milestone in our move to Vancouver: use of our newly minted medical benefits card. Back in the U.S. we heard all the horror stories about Canada’s socialized medicine as broadcast far and wide in the … 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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