Author Archives: kmazz

About kmazz

I spend as much time as possible pursuing my interests in global culture, arts and politics.

An Expat in Vancouver: Olive trees and climate change

On a chilly but sunny day in March, I spotted something I thought I’d never see in the dark, misty Pacific Northwest: an olive tree. Not a skinny twig growing out of a pot destined to wither against the odds, … Continue reading

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An Expat in Vancouver: Discovering Pocket Parks

A local real estate blog published my guest post today.

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An Expat in Vancouver: A Medical Care Review

We’ve been nothing but impressed with the health care we have received since moving to Vancouver two years ago, but we haven’t been that sick so — happily — our experiences have been minimal. I can say that after hearing … Continue reading

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An Expat in Vancouver: Finding Friends

The other day I had a conversation over coffee with a Canadian and another American expat about how Vancouver rates as a friendly city. When I first moved here, I met a Montrealer who literally shuddered remembering the loneliness of … Continue reading

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An Expat in Vancouver: The Trees of Kitsilano

If like me you love trees, especially big old gnarly ones, a walk through Kitsilano in springtime is for you. And today I just discovered this handy dandy walking map of the trees in the area. However, it does not … Continue reading

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A Rare Spring

We have had a week of this weather, so unusual for us. A day here or there is not unthinkable, but seven?

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An Expat in Vancouver: The Opera

There are a few options for high culture in Vancouver. The Recital Society, the Vancouver Symphony and the Vancouver Opera are some standouts. The quality, I hear, can be uneven so I’ve tried to be careful when buying tickets to … Continue reading

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