8 events you won’t want to miss this weekend in Ottawa

I can’t believe that we are already in the middle of August! Let’s make the most of the last weeks of summer! Here is a list of events for this weekend in the capital region. 1. Capital Pride This event celebrates inclusion and diversity, and the 2SLGTBQ+ community. The main event is the colourful PrideContinue reading “8 events you won’t want to miss this weekend in Ottawa”

8 events you won’t want to miss this weekend in Ottawa

It’s the middle of the week, but are you already looking forward to the weekend? This weekend we have three cultural festivals: from India, Palestine and Greece, one big fair, a fireworks show that continues, a market, a street festival at Byward Market, and a multicultural festival in Gatineau. Check this list out! 1. The GreatContinue reading “8 events you won’t want to miss this weekend in Ottawa”

7 events you won’t want to miss this weekend in Ottawa

Two months ago, I started to post regularly on my Instagram account about the numerous events held in Ottawa in the summer. These weekly posts have been welcomed by my Instagram followers, so I decided to start doing the same thing on my website. If you are a newcomer in Ottawa or a long-time resident,Continue reading “7 events you won’t want to miss this weekend in Ottawa”

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”

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”

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”

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”

The 14 best things about living in Ottawa

Since moving to Ottawa in 2018 I have become quite fond of the city. I think Canada’s capital meets all the characteristics anyone would look for in finding the best city in Canada, that is, the ideal place to live. That’s my personal view of course. If you have kids, and you’re an active personContinue reading “The 14 best things about living in Ottawa”

Eight Canadian habits and cultural differences that immigrants have to learn

Emigrating is not an easy thing for anyone. Starting a new life in a different country, immersing oneself in a different culture and using a different language presents many challenges. It can range from getting used to new habits to facing big cultural shocks. Moving to Canada is a big dream for many but whenContinue reading “Eight Canadian habits and cultural differences that immigrants have to learn”