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Beautiful Vancouver: A City with Many Crowns

The beautiful city of Vancouver wears many crowns.  Its breathtaking backdrop of snow-capped mountains and sparkling blue waters have made it a mainstay in multiple lists of “Most Beautiful Cities in the World.” Its stability, culture and environment, infrastructure, healthcare, and education have allowed it to be named as one of the most livable cities in the world multiple times. Vancouver is also known as Hollywood North due to its popularity as a filming location. I love this city. Let me tell you why. Geography Vancouver was incorporated only in 1886 and is, therefore, a very young city. In fact,...

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Shopping in Canada Can Be Fun with These 7 Tips

Shopping in Canada can be a different, surprising, and pleasant experience for newcomers.  Here are 7 things to know to elevate your shopping experience. 1. Sales Tax The price tags of goods sold in Canada do not include taxes. These taxes are added at the till or upon checkout. Types of Sales Tax There are three types of sales tax in Canada: GST – Goods and Services Tax PST – Provincial Sales Tax HST  – Harmonized Sales Tax, which is a combination of GST and PST The Retail Council of Canada has a table of sales tax by province.  Sales...

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Asian Groceries in Canada That Bring Me Joy

My trips to Asian groceries in Canada always bring me nostalgia, adventures, and joy. Walking through each aisle is like treasure hunting that ultimately brings me a reminder of home.  Here are my current favorite Asian stores in Canada. Henlong Market Henlong offers a broad selection of Asian foods from Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines.  It also sells fresh produce from Hawaii.  It is conveniently located along 104 Avenue in Surrey, BC. What I find impressive in this store is their wide variety of fish products, processed meat, and frozen vegetables.  They offer frozen, marinated, dried, and smoked...