How to shop as an Expat in Vancouver

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in General, Settling In, Vancouver | 15 comments

We’ve moved to another country to experience new things. But we do have pangs of nostalgia for the easy times when we could just pop down to M&S, Tesco or Boots for things we needed. However, you can still find ‘British’ things halfway across the world! I’ve come up with a little list of where to find things which will hopefully help our fellow expats! Food & Drink Obviously the most important thing! There are a...

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4 months in

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in Things To Do, Vancouver | 12 comments

Last week it was officially 4 months since we left the UK. I can’t believe it’s been that long already. We’re at a bit of a funny stage at this point if I’m honest. We are both starting to get incredibly homesick right now, but do love living here. The weekends here are just great, the weather just now is amazing, sunny blue skies every day, and there are so many beautiful places we’ve seen already. But it is hard...

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Hiking Lake Garibaldi

Posted by on Jul 8, 2013 in Hiking, Things To Do, Trips | 10 comments

Yesterday we finally achieved something that we’ve wanted to do since deciding to move to Canada. We finally hiked to Lake Garibaldi! Our hiking plan originally was to start out with small hikes and then build the difficulty up to the 18 km round trip to Lake Garibaldi. But, after we did the 2,500ft hell that was Mount Gardner a few weeks back, we thought we’d just go for it. And we’re so glad we did! We hired a car from...

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