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Dec 22, 2004 11:09 # 30386
It's been 2 months since I made Vancouver my new home. And, I thought that it's time to write something about it.
Vancouver is the third largest city in Canada, and has the mildest temperatures in all of Canada (around 3 deg. Celsius in Winters to around 18 deg. Celsius in summers at the minimum).
Vancouver is surrounded by Sea from 3 sides, and is overlooked by mountains which abruptly rise to >1500 feet. In just over 100 sq. kms, the city houses over 2 million people. It is one of the major industrial towns of Canada. Vancouver has been voted many times as the most livable city in the world.
Vancouver is a also major tourist destination. In addition to the city's scenic location, visitors enjoy beautiful gardens and world-famous Stanley Park, one of more than 180 city parks, and a combination of natural forest and parklands near the city center.
Vancouver is home to a multitude of cultures and languages from around the world. The City of Vancouver values this diversity, and considers it a source of our strength, vitality and prosperity.
Well, my experience in Vancouver so far has been mixed. So far in my life, I have not met a single person who has not liked Vancouver. Everyone I know simply loves Vancouver. I am living in the heart of Vancouver right now, and I must say, it's simply beautiful. With snow-capped mountains in the background, beautiful weather at this time of the year, the downtown life, bars, restaurants, lots of recreational activities, having an awesome view from the 37th floor apartment, things can not be better, except for the fact that I have got used to a married life. Don't get me wrong, I love bachelor life, but I miss my family. They are still back in Houston, and will probably join me only in the end of January, and I am missing them, and without them I am beginning to hate a town like Vancouver! I just wish that they come here soon so that I can enjoy Vancouver to the fullest.
Love is blind, but marriage is a real eye opener.
Hello RCD, I know that you are spending time away from your family and I know it's hard. Congratulations on the new baby. I hope that your wife is doing okay. I spent Sept. 2003 - Sept 2004 in Seoul, South Korea away from my wife and daughter. I know how you are feeling and I have a feeling that you will grow closer to them because of your time away.
I wish you the best during this time of the year. Merry Christmas if that is your belief and if not, well I wish you the best anyway.