What I Love About Canada
- The ocean, downtown high-rises, and snow-topped mountains are all right outside my window.
- People are nice, people are tolerant, and they don’t make a big deal about how nice and tolerant they are.
- Toronto has five Chinatowns.
- British Columbia has a desert.
- Montrealers move effortlessly between French and English.
- The United States isn’t the center of the political universe.
- Skiing, sailing, hiking, bicycling, kayaking, camping—even when you live in the city, all these activities are close by, and people do them.
- Croissants for breakfast, sushi for lunch, and wild salmon, local greens, and bumbleberry pie for dinner.
- Maple syrup on snow.
- Gravy on French fries.
- Not having to worry about health insurance.
– Excerpted from the book, Living Abroad in Canada. To read more, buy the book.
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