The Adventure Awaits

Some of you may know I now have a job, working in a bike rental shop. It is fun, social and already done three shifts. Exploring has taken a back seat whilst finding my feet in my new role. There is so much I want to see and do, I need to keep reminding myself…

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Couple Seeks Stable Housing

Vancouver has been rated as one of the best places to live in the world and don’t I know it. Before arriving to Vancouver I obviously did my research, I booked an Airbnb studio (Airbnb virgin) and looked thoroughly through long term apartments, studios and house shares. SWAP had emailed me a pre-departure guide which…

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Canada Day, Ey!

July 1st marked Canada Day which is a massive celebration in Canada and for all Canadians around the world. The first thing I did when I knew I’d be in the country for this anniversary was google the best events in Vancouver. https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/canada-day-vancouver-2016-events This wonderful website sent me to Canada Place to witness Canada Day in…

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The Important Scary Stuff

It is my third day in Vancouver, BC and although it still doesn’t seem real I am enjoying it. It hasn’t been easy and had a few mini breakdowns but nothing in life is easy and surely this is part of the adventure right? Yesterday me and James met the SWAP team for an orientation…

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Mental Prep

11 days to go! I am having mini panic attacks daily now at the thought of leaving my little sheltered bubble in the UK. Regular thoughts are: What do I pack? Which documents do I need? Will I have enough money?  What will our Airbnb place be like?  Will I be able to find toiletries I like?…

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