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”

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”

A list of institutions you should know about if you are a newcomer

Three years ago, when we just arrived in Ottawa, we were living in a swirl. We were frantically buying furniture, beds, mattresses, and other things to furnish our new home. We also needed warm clothing to deal with the cold climate. But there were lots of other things to do as well; paperwork and administrativeContinue reading “A list of institutions you should know about if you are a newcomer”

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”