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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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An Expat in Vancouver: The Mayor

Vancouver’s Mayor Gregor Robertson spoke at CreativeMornings/Vancouver yesterday morning, and I was there. The Mayor didn’t step up to speak at CreativeMornings to talk politics, but let’s face it, he IS the Mayor and everything he says has to be … Continue reading

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An Expat in Vancouver: My Neighborhood

When we first moved to Vancouver, we rented in the rapidly gentrifying Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. We had almost everything we needed or wanted a few blocks from our door: the Canada Line for rapid transit, a Whole Foods, a library … Continue reading

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An expat in Vancouver: Spring, finally

We’ve had a spate of good weather and our moods have lifted. There are suggestions floating on Twitter and Facebook on where to go to enjoy the sun, but my favorite will always be Kits Beach. Plus there is the … Continue reading

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An Expat in Vancouver: Train Travel, Foiled

I was up at dark to catch the Amtrak #500 from Portland to Seattle, where after a one hour layover, I would transfer to a bus for the rest of the long trip home to Vancouver. As in the Vancouver … Continue reading

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