Tag Archives: Vancouver

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: The Wild Lands/Reifel Bird Sanctuary

Oh, happy day! The sun came out to play. I’ve been waiting for the perfect weekend day to visit, for the first time, the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary on Westham Island, in the Delta area south of Vancouver. … Continue reading

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An Expat in Vancouver: Fading Winter

On a late winter day heavy with cloud cover, you can still have a glorious day at Kitsilano beach. The definition of “glorious” simply changes with the season. Moments before I took this photo, a man in a wet suit … 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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