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Paula from Brazil in Vancouver

FRESH from Brazil – A Newcomer’s Guide to Vancouver

Work, love or a desire for good coffee and sushi, has landed you in Vancouver. You’ve decided to stay. How do you establish yourself permanently in this lush corner of the Pacific Northwest? In our latest series, “Fresh”, we ask newly minted Vancouverites about the trials and tribulations they encountered when moving here.  Today, we feature Paula from Brazil. Newcomer Profile Paula is a student and professional who came to Vancouver to ...

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Share and Share Alike: Best Apps To Manage Utilities

Having roommates is an economic necessity for many and a preferred choice for others wanting a little more elbow room that a 2+ bedroom affords. However, the payment logistics of shared expenses can cause friction or unwanted complexity to these living arrangements. Here are five apps to help ensure persistent roommate pain points are avoided and living together is a beautiful thing. Splitwise A free tool for friends and roommates, this app helps ...

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How is My Credit Score Calculated?

Have you ever wondered how your credit score is calculated? What magic combo of numbers inform the total? For most people, it is a profound mystery and yet the score associated with your name impacts your ability to secure a credit card or loan, finance your home, rent an apartment, buy a car or even get a job. In a nutshell, it can shape the course of your life so ...

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Awesome Apartment Amenities

When you’ve narrowed your list to 2 or 3 possible apartment rentals, what will sway you toward one over the other (provided, of course, you are the preferred tenant for all of them)? Will it be proximity to transit, permitted pets, or to die for amenities? In order to attract more desirable tenants, landlords and builders are coming up with innovative amenities to appeal to the modern lifestyle. Here we review ...

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How to photograph your property.

So You Want to Study (& Work) in Canada?

There is no disputing that the best way to learn a language or understand a culture is full immersion.  Canada has become the destination of choice for thousands around the world trying to do just that  - improve their English and/or gain insight into North American culture.  However, it is a little more involved than simply booking flight tickets. There are a number of steps you need to follow before ...

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FRESH from Argentina (via UK) – A Newcomer’s Guide to Canada

Work, love or a desire for good coffee and abundant weed, has landed you in Vancouver. You’ve decided to stay. How do you establish yourself permanently in this lush corner of the Pacific Northwest? In our latest series, “Fresh”, we ask newly minted Vancouverites about the trials and tribulations they encountered when moving here.  Today, we feature Candelaria from Argentina (via UK). Newcomer Profile Candelaria is a talented designer and illustrator with ...

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Best Pasta in Vancouver BC

Fatta in Casa – 5 Pasta Dishes to Warm your Heart

We are spoiled in Vancouver with some of the finest Italian fare this side of the Via Tevere. And pasta offerings, particularly, have been perfected. This is the best time of year to indulge in an innovative plate of homemade pasta.  We've picked 5 of our favourites which proved difficult. Anything on any of these restaurant menus is worth a try but we wanted to provide you the perfect pasta ...

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Top 4 Tips for Hanging Art – Christine Breakell-Lee

It isn't quite as easy as taking hammer to nail!   The best way to make your house a home is to personalize the walls with meaningful paintings, prints, tapestries, posters,  oars etc. - whatever connects you to your space. We've asked a pro - a local, abstract artist, Christine Breakell-Lee, to give us a few pointers on how to display and hang your art for best effect. . 1. Art Placement and ...

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FRESH from Australia – A Newcomer’s Guide to Vancouver

Work, love or a desire for good coffee and abundant weed, has landed you in Vancouver. You’ve decided to stay. How do you establish yourself permanently in this lush corner of the Pacific Northwest? In our latest series, “Fresh”, we ask newly minted Vancouverites about the trials and tribulations they encountered when moving here. Today, we feature Amy from Australia. Newcomer Profile Amy is a young, Australian professional who was seeking travel, ...

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Taco and tequila map in Vancouver.

Uno Más por Favor – Taco & Tequila Tour of Vancouver

The perfect marriage - tacos and tequila - are the inspiration for exploring Vancouver by bike.  Hop on your pedal-powered steed and relish the best tacos Vancouver has to offer washed down by everyone's favorite agave product. Try your tequila neat or in a craft Margarita or Paloma.  In order to successfully complete the tour in a reasonable state of mind and belly, we are going to focus on 5 ...

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