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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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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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