Category Archives: Canada

What does Canada think about Brexit?

Well, the Union Jack is already flying at half-mast here. Or two-thirds mast at best. Canadian businesses are quite worried, given that the UK is Canada’s third largest export market and many Canadian companies use the UK as a base … Continue reading

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Feeding the Hungry

I had promised that I would bring a pizza, but apparently, she didn’t trust me, or men in general. She had also prepared a huge pot of soup and an even larger bowl of salad. As we, purposefully working together, … Continue reading

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27 Hours on the Train and not a Minute of Boredom

In red neon letters on top of a monumental building, the name “Pacific Central” shines through the night, which is receding rather late and slowly. Walking through the park in front of the station building, I carry my heavy bags, … Continue reading

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Car Cemeteries

Given how dearly many people love their cars, I am surprised they deposit them so carelessly instead of granting them a proper burial, maybe in the family mausoleum. That one person in Calgary put their old car in a hospice-like … Continue reading

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House sitting in Canada

Unlike with the last house sitting gig in Spain, I won’t be bothering you with daily updates from Calgary. For one, I’ll spend most of the time inside because it’s rather chilly weather, albeit interrupted by some mild days. Hence, … Continue reading

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Count the railcars, if you can!

Freight trains in Canada are really long. And the drivers are always nice enough to sound the horn when I wave at them. It was the first time that I saw a train with engines in the front, the middle and … Continue reading

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Next trip: Canada

On my last house-sitting job, the cat – or rather the cats – survived and the house didn’t burn down, so I got offered another house- and cat-sitting job, this time in Calgary. And thus, I will travel to Canada for … Continue reading

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