Tag Archives: Expat

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: 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 first impressions Summer

You have to experience full on summer in Vancouver to understand why its inhabitants are so faithful to the city through ten months of rain. It is glorious. Rumor has it that no one in Vancouver has a full-time job. … Continue reading

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Guest post: An expat in Vancouver first impressions Weather

BY DAVID PAGNI Since arriving in Vancouver in January, we have soldiered through the bleak, rain soaked months, awaiting the sun of summer. Tic toc, tic toc, here it is the end of June and we’re still pacing the apartment, … Continue reading

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An expat in Vancouver first impressions: Crime

On a visit to Ontario province years ago, I was instinctively alarmed to realize that my host left the house unlocked at all times. He allowed friends to walk in barely-announced. The house would remain empty, and open, all day. … 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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