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Old Oct 23rd 2018, 12:28 pm
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How about it JS...bus driving...is that something that you would be able to do? Or maybe SkyTrain driving which would not entail as much public interaction?
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Old Oct 23rd 2018, 6:14 pm
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How about it JS...bus driving...is that something that you would be able to do? Or maybe SkyTrain driving which would not entail as much public interaction?

Skytrain is automated. No drivers.

Bus driving I would not do well in. Driving stresses me out big time, add in passengers and stuff bus drivers have to deal with and it would not be a good choice of job for me.

Now if we had train drivers that would work, no traffic, follows a rail but its automated here so trains dont need drivers.

I can barely handle driving a car.


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Old Oct 24th 2018, 5:53 am
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Huh, yeah port Moody etc was places I was looking to stay as well. Don't mind traveling as I'm doing it now.
Indeed houses seems like a big problem. And what about rest of the aspects of life, can't all be that bad.
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Old Oct 24th 2018, 8:14 am
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Huh, yeah port Moody etc was places I was looking to stay as well. Don't mind traveling as I'm doing it now.
Indeed houses seems like a big problem. And what about rest of the aspects of life, can't all be that bad.
If you like a drink down at the pub after work, bad. If you like wearing Lycra and running in the rain, good.
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Old Oct 24th 2018, 8:27 am
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That's settled then, love lycra.
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If you have the income to afford housing and other life expenses and have a surplus left for recreational activities, Vancouver can be a nice area to live.

All boils down to income level, if you have the required income for Vancouver it is a decent place to live.



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Huh, yeah port Moody etc was places I was looking to stay as well. Don't mind traveling as I'm doing it now.
Indeed houses seems like a big problem. And what about rest of the aspects of life, can't all be that bad.
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Old Oct 24th 2018, 4:46 pm
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If you have the income to afford housing and other life expenses and have a surplus left for recreational activities, Vancouver can be a nice area to live.

All boils down to income level, if you have the required income for Vancouver it is a decent place to live.
That's the nub of it, and I think it crosses many income bands. There are many nice but expensive cities (London, NY, HK, YYZ) but most also give people the earning power to deal with the heavy expense. Vancouver, not so much. It's great for those on high incomes or who are so in love with the city that they will make it work over a decade or two, but for others I think there are other decent Canadian towns worth considering.
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That's the nub of it, and I think it crosses many income bands. There are many nice but expensive cities (London, NY, HK, YYZ) but most also give people the earning power to deal with the heavy expense. Vancouver, not so much. It's great for those on high incomes or who are so in love with the city that they will make it work over a decade or two, but for others I think there are other decent Canadian towns worth considering.
Of all the Canadian city's/towns I have visited and lived in, I would say my preference would be Victoria. I quite like it there, and find it would be more suitable.
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Victoria has also become expensive, and you have the problem that all services needed might well not be available ............. a friend of ours has someone staying regularly (2-3 week intervals) because there is not a specialist in Victoria to provide needed medical treatment. Plus there is the cost of getting on and off the Island.
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Victoria has also become expensive, and you have the problem that all services needed might well not be available ............. a friend of ours has someone staying regularly (2-3 week intervals) because there is not a specialist in Victoria to provide needed medical treatment. Plus there is the cost of getting on and off the Island.
Everywhere in BC has gotten expensive...lol

That problem is not unique to Victoria, the only city/region your never likely to need to go elsewhere for medical needs is Vancouver region.

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Old Oct 25th 2018, 12:50 am
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If you like a drink down at the pub after work, bad. If you like wearing Lycra and running in the rain, good.
What about running in the rain in lycra while necking a pint?
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Old Oct 25th 2018, 12:58 am
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What about running in the rain in lycra while necking a pint?
You'd probably bump into Oink if you did that.
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Can I ask, what’s driving you away from Scotland?
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If you like a drink down at the pub after work, bad. If you like wearing Lycra and running in the rain, good.
Vancouver has plenty of decent places to drink. There's so many craft breweries now, which are the city's equivalent to pubs. There's no traditional old pubs, but why would there be?
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Vancouver has plenty of decent places to drink. There's so many craft breweries now, which are the city's equivalent to pubs. There's no traditional old pubs, but why would there be?
Thinking more mentality than style of venue.
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