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Default Expats - what surprised you about Canada?

I've read through numerous posts about the good things and bad things about Canada and it got me thinking. I've only been to Canada once and only for a few days, but I have an idea in my head of what it will be like when we move over there. After reading other people's comments I've learnt things that I would never have thought about Canada, as well as confirming what I already expected.

So for all of those who have made the move to Canada, how did it measure up to your expectations and pre-conceptions and what things really took you by surprise (both good and bad)?
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I've read through numerous posts about the good things and bad things about Canada and it got me thinking. I've only been to Canada once and only for a few days, but I have an idea in my head of what it will be like when we move over there. After reading other people's comments I've learnt things that I would never have thought about Canada, as well as confirming what I already expected.

So for all of those who have made the move to Canada, how did it measure up to your expectations and pre-conceptions and what things really took you by surprise (both good and bad)?
I hope you have a thick skin, sweetheart. This thread falls into the category of "guaranteed to start an argument".

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I'll grab some popcorn and an easy chair.
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I've read through numerous posts about the good things and bad things about Canada and it got me thinking. I've only been to Canada once and only for a few days, but I have an idea in my head of what it will be like when we move over there. After reading other people's comments I've learnt things that I would never have thought about Canada, as well as confirming what I already expected.

So for all of those who have made the move to Canada, how did it measure up to your expectations and pre-conceptions and what things really took you by surprise (both good and bad)?

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Originally Posted by Chick-a-dee View Post
I've read through numerous posts about the good things and bad things about Canada and it got me thinking. I've only been to Canada once and only for a few days, but I have an idea in my head of what it will be like when we move over there. After reading other people's comments I've learnt things that I would never have thought about Canada, as well as confirming what I already expected.

So for all of those who have made the move to Canada, how did it measure up to your expectations and pre-conceptions and what things really took you by surprise (both good and bad)?
For us it measured up with its outstanding natural beauty. The Summers are usually great and long (well longer than UK) which is a bonus.
Lack of sense of humour was (and is still) a great disappointment. On the whole I would say it measured up favourably.
And BTW this is only my opinion.
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More positives than negatives on balance and nothing really detrimental to my enjoyment living here. The niggly things are many but hey, where is Eutopia'? If life has taught me anything it is that such a place only exists in the imagination...
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Everything tastes of cinnamon
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On a serious note, I don't like how much we have to use the car to get about. Sidewalks, what are they?
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Originally Posted by Edna Bucket View Post
Everything tastes of cinnamon
..........or peanut butter
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Originally Posted by Edna Bucket View Post
Everything tastes of cinnamon
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..........or peanut butter

Everything?

I think not.
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Originally Posted by Edna Bucket View Post
Everything tastes of cinnamon
lol.....You sound like my OH
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lol.....You sound like my OH
Mine likes Cinnamon, he once got Cinnamon chewing gum. That's not right is it.
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How many bloody Northern Irish people there are in the place
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How many bloody Northern Irish people there are in the place
There is alot of Scottish descendants as well.
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Originally Posted by Elaine B. View Post
How many bloody Northern Irish people there are in the place
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There is a lot of Scottish descendants as well.
And the English, well...
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