Four impressive waterfalls you should visit in Ottawa this spring

Spring always brings great expectations after a long winter. Warmer temperatures, spring showers and melted snow create the perfect conditions for the revival of mother nature, and also for showing off the waterfalls. Did you know that in Ottawa there are four impressive and beautiful waterfalls right in the middle of the city? Yes, youContinue reading “Four impressive waterfalls you should visit in Ottawa this spring”

8 everyday tasks that are a struggle for newcomers during Canada’s winter

When you don’t know the winters in Canada, you can hardly imagine what it is really like to experience temperatures below zero. It’s something that you only learn when you come and live your first Canadian winter. For example I couldn’t have ever imagined that smiling on a windy winter day could make your teethContinue reading “8 everyday tasks that are a struggle for newcomers during Canada’s winter”

Six great malls and commercial areas to go shopping in Ottawa

Are you new to Ottawa and you’re finding difficult to enjoy the outdoors during winter? Do you dread the idea of going out when the temperatures drop to -20 and below? If you think winter is not for you, and you prefer to stay cozy and warm at home, sooner or later you’re going toContinue reading “Six great malls and commercial areas to go shopping in Ottawa”

Five common household problems in Canadian homes

When one is an immigrant in Canada and comes from a country with very different weather in comparison, a lot of things related to Canadian houses are going to be new to you and maybe even cause a few surprises. I, for example, was not familiar with the functioning of heating or air conditioning systemsContinue reading “Five common household problems in Canadian homes”

7 curious things about winter in Canada

This is my fifth winter in Ottawa, and fortunately I don’t dread it anymore. When I first landed in Ottawa in the winter of 2018 people told me things that made me fear I wouldn’t be able to put up with the extreme cold. For example, I heard things like: “you’ll never get used toContinue reading “7 curious things about winter in Canada”

New to winter? How to dress your kids in Canada

Winter hasn’t arrived officially yet but the temperatures are dropping each day. If you’re about to land in Canada you probably are worrying about how to dress your kids properly for them to be able to resist a -15 or -20 degrees Celsius when they go to school in the middle of the winter. ThoseContinue reading “New to winter? How to dress your kids in Canada”

My first year blogging about Ottawa from an immigrant’s perspective

It’s been a year since I started a blog with a funny name. When I started writing “Ottawa is not boring”, I didn’t imagine how long I was going to keep writing it. The teacher told us to write a blog about a topic we felt passionate about. I didn’t have to think a lot,Continue reading “My first year blogging about Ottawa from an immigrant’s perspective”

How to immigrate to Canada as an international student

One of the many ways to migrate legally to Canada is to come as an international student. The advantages of this path are its quickness and the increased chances of obtaining permanent residence. Canada is currently the top study abroad destination, according to several surveys, due to its highly ranked universities, the quality of education,Continue reading “How to immigrate to Canada as an international student”

14 great waterfront parks in Ottawa to enjoy the city

One of the best things about Ottawa is the great vast green areas, natural and man-made, in Canada’s capital. Its public parks are beautifully designed and landscaped, inviting residents to enjoy every single minute during the warmer months. The most beautiful parks in the city are the ones that are somehow connected to water: rivers,Continue reading “14 great waterfront parks in Ottawa to enjoy the city”

Expectations vs reality: What you should know if you’re moving to Canada

For everyone who has decided to emigrate, settling down in a new country is the adventure of our lives. Emigrating can be seen as a long held dream come true, but at the same time as a big risk or a huge mistake. No matter how good your research is before emigrating to Canada, manyContinue reading “Expectations vs reality: What you should know if you’re moving to Canada”