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Travels of a New Canadian: From Vancouver to Halifax by Train — with the Cultural Access Pass
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Travels of a New Canadian: From Vancouver to Halifax by Train — with the Cultural Access Pass

Did you ever eat a nun’s fart? Walk on a glac­i­er? Explore an urban nation­al park?

Have you sam­pled shmoo torte? Taste-test­ed bagels or per­o­gies? Snacked on Kouign-Amann?

Have you gone about your dai­ly busi­ness — as …

What’s Different in Canada? A Guide for Americans
July 10, 2013 – 2:28 pm | Comments Off on What’s Different in Canada? A Guide for Americans
What’s Different in Canada? A Guide for Americans

“Mom, there’s a word that peo­ple use here that means ‘hat,’” my 10-year-old daugh­ter told me one day dur­ing our first win­ter in Vancouver.

“It sounds like ‘tunic.’”

“Tunic?” I asked. “A hat? Are you sure?”

If …