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Forum: Canada
May 7th 2022, 7:35 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 919
Posted By Lychee

Re: Areas to live in BC

Consider Nelson, Port Moody, Steveston, Gibsons, Penticton, Squamish, or Cumberland. Not two hours from, but in the heart of these places. Rural BC outside of the main cities is blue collar resource...
Forum: Canada
Mar 29th 2022, 8:22 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 4,211
Posted By Lychee

Re: Nice places to live with a family in New Brunswick.

Out here in coastal BC, the daffodils, plum, and cherry blossoms are already in bloom. Generally spring begins showing its face in February, or sometimes late January with snow drops, and it...
Forum: Canada
Feb 19th 2022, 11:44 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,272
Posted By Lychee

Re: Moving to Canada with cats and renting

My one cat was indoor/outdoor in BC and lived to be 20.
Forum: Canada
Feb 10th 2022, 6:10 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,170
Posted By Lychee

Re: Moving to Vancouver Island

Victoria's old moniker was "Home of the newly wed and nearly dead". It's a lovely weekend getaway, but a sleepy place. If you feel Vancouver's sleepy, Victoria will feel downright dead. Upon further...
Forum: Canada
Feb 9th 2022, 9:13 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,170
Posted By Lychee

Re: Moving to Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island's an island in the same way that Ireland is an island. It's vast, has its own distinct regions, distinct climates, various cities, towns, remote areas, populated areas, and so on. So...
Forum: Canada
Jan 18th 2022, 8:53 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,211
Posted By Lychee

Re: Conflicted

The Okanagan has traditionally been home to a conservative/right wing community in BC. Perhaps things are changing, but I wouldn't go there expecting an overwhelmingly progressively-minded community....
Forum: Canada
Sep 11th 2021, 5:04 am
Replies: 47
Views: 2,740
Posted By Lychee

Re: UK IT Professional seeking advice from fellow IT professionals expats in Can

Let's focus back on quality of life. Can you describe how you imagine your quality of life improving by moving to Canada? How will you know when your quality of life has improved?

In your original...
Forum: Canada
Aug 26th 2021, 6:05 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 5,442
Posted By Lychee

Re: Is it normal to feel instant regret?

I think it's completely normal to feel this way.

A move to Canada isn't a superficial move; it's an entire change of lifestyle. You are changing every aspect of your life. You will feel...
Forum: Canada
Aug 23rd 2021, 10:36 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 7,892
Posted By Lychee

Re: Anyone regret moving to Calgary?

It's not the xenophobia or racism so much as being immersed in a city and province whose economy mainly revolves around oil and gas, and the values of the locals voting in a government hellbent on...
Forum: Canada
Aug 23rd 2021, 6:15 am
Replies: 52
Views: 7,892
Posted By Lychee

Re: Anyone regret moving to Calgary?

Winter wouldn't be my biggest concern moving to Calgary. Culture and values would be my biggest concern trying to fit in there. You can learn how to adapt to winter. You can't change the values or...
Aug 6th 2021, 8:13 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 2,996
Posted By Lychee

Re: Is the whole of the UK now racist?

The power imbalance in the UK is such that white people are overwhelmingly in positions of power and non-white folks experience racism at the hands of white folk. No need to point fingers at China or...
Forum: Canada
Aug 6th 2021, 7:58 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 5,520
Posted By Lychee

Re: Job Offer in Nova Scotia - Looking for Brutal Honesty

Thank you! And it's so true about Canada being more like a federation of provinces. The province dictates the rules, regulations, taxes, social values, infrastructure, education, economy, etc. - not...
Forum: Canada
Aug 6th 2021, 5:02 am
Replies: 32
Views: 5,520
Posted By Lychee

Re: Job Offer in Nova Scotia - Looking for Brutal Honesty

Go for a change of lifestyle. Go with an open mind. Go understanding they may speak English but it is a different culture with different values, ways of socializing, of relating (or not relating) to...
Forum: Canada
Jul 31st 2021, 11:09 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 6,911
Posted By Lychee

Re: Where to live? Thoughts?

Culturally, Alberta, Ottawa, and Kelowna are quite different worlds.

If Alberta were in the UK, it would be pro-Boris, pro-Brexit. If Alberta were in the USA, it would Texas, pro-Trump,...
Forum: Canada
Jul 31st 2021, 10:08 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 6,911
Posted By Lychee

Re: Where to live? Thoughts?

The problems you are trying to avoid in the UK are the same problems you will find in Canada.

Given where you currently live, it sounds like you may like living on the Sunshine Coast, Sooke, the...
Jul 16th 2021, 3:10 am
Replies: 94
Views: 12,869
Posted By Lychee

Re: Moving Back to UK from Canada- Any Recent Experiences?

Toronto's a grind. Can't say I blame you for wanting to leave. I know many Canadians too who have lived there, initially for the career, and turned back after several years, so I don't think it is...
Forum: Canada
Jul 16th 2021, 2:59 am
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By Lychee

Re: Maxi Taxi in Vancouver

There isn't a Maxi Taxi equivalent. When they go to the taxi queue, there will be a staff person standing there, directing them to a taxi that will be able to handle all their luggage. Most taxi...
Jul 16th 2021, 2:08 am
Replies: 62
Views: 2,996
Posted By Lychee

Re: Is the whole of the UK now racist?

Yes, prejudiced, but also racist. Again, this is a topic for us to listen to non-white folks about their experiences, being judged, dismissed, not given the benefit of the doubt, overlooked,...
Jul 16th 2021, 1:54 am
Replies: 62
Views: 2,996
Posted By Lychee

Re: Is the whole of the UK now racist?

Now racist? It always has been: https://historicengland.org.uk/research/inclusive-heritage/another-england/a-brief-history/racism-and-resistance/

Speak to anyone Black, Asian, African, etc. and...
Sep 8th 2020, 3:52 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,422
Posted By Lychee

Re: Canadians 'eh'......

Just wait until you hear about the Brit who flew to Toronto to see the bears and mountains of Canada. :lol:
Jun 24th 2020, 8:19 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 4,152
Posted By Lychee

Re: Should BC consider a name change?

But that is exactly what happened. Names of places home to thousands of years of human occupation, and complex, sophisticated civilizations and cultures were just erased and written over with new...
Forum: Canada
May 5th 2020, 9:10 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,157
Posted By Lychee

Re: Kelowna or Regina or Sydney

Keep in mind that Kelowna, Sydney, and Regina are going to give you vastly different experiences of Canada, similarly to somebody trying to figure out where in Europe they should live, and they're...
Forum: Canada
Apr 27th 2020, 8:38 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,157
Posted By Lychee

Re: Kelowna or Regina or Sydney

Haven't been to Regina or Sydney, but Kelowna's a popular summer holiday destination for BC and Alberta residents. It's a resort city with beaches on lakes, pleasure boating, hundreds of wineries...
Feb 22nd 2020, 3:24 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 3,001
Posted By Lychee

Re: Country Canadian vs City Canadian

It’s not about wanting to live in the past any more than you want to live in the Stone Ages. It’s about holding Canada accountable for the trauma of the genocide that is still happening against a...
Feb 21st 2020, 10:11 pm
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