Eight reasons why I stayed in Canada

I moved to Ottawa almost three years ago with my Canadian husband after living together in Peru for 17 years. He had become homesick and at the same time, we thought moving would be a great thing for our three children. The truth is that we were not sure we would like the drastic changeContinue reading “Eight reasons why I stayed in Canada”

Moving in Ottawa: our experience

I hate moves. The last time I moved was when I came to Ottawa with my family. Disassembling our house in Lima was a huge job. I remember hours and hours of piling up things, putting them in boxes, discarding things, putting them in the garbage, giving them away or selling them. After almost threeContinue reading “Moving in Ottawa: our experience”

Major’s Hill: Ottawa’s loveliest park

During my first year living in Ottawa, I spent a lot of time home alone while my husband was at work and my kids at school. To avoid boredom, I sometimes ventured downtown alone by bus. I liked my walks downtown, but my Canadian husband always asked me what I found so interesting downtown ifContinue reading “Major’s Hill: Ottawa’s loveliest park”

A fresh guide to help know Ottawa’s neighborhoods (Part Two)

For many decades, Ottawa had the air of a small town. Basically, the city consisted of downtown and the closest neighborhoods like the Glebe, Sandy Hill, Old Ottawa South, and Old Ottawa East. Ottawans used to have the feeling that they all knew each other. But things changed once nearby towns like Vanier, Gloucester, OrleansContinue reading “A fresh guide to help know Ottawa’s neighborhoods (Part Two)”