My Roaming Spirit
Vancouver- My next City
Mohit Daga (@Mohit881923)
Traveler | Photographer | Co-founder of myroamingspirit
Hi there, welcome to my blog!
It has been ages since I got back to writing. My desk is overlooking a wide window allowing sunlight to open my thoughts to be penned today.
I am here to share my journey of living in different cities around the world. I left my hometown in 2008 for studies and since then, I have stayed in 4 cities and called them my home. My present city is Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Starting a new life with my wife here wasn't an easy decision. I left my job in Nigeria, my comfortable life, and started to rebuild my life in a new city. It was a big step but one that we were excited to take. We have been wanting to live like this ever since.
The city of Vancouver has been so welcoming for us. I like the pace of life here. It is slow and rewarding at the same time. However, life is demanding too, and one should not let their nonchalant ways of life take over here. There is a very thin line between having a slow life and being laid back. It has been over a month now (at the time of writing this article), and I am still adjusting to the new city.
Moving to a new city is never easy, and it can be a rollercoaster of emotions. Excitement, nervousness, and curiosity are just a few of the emotions that come to mind. As someone who has done this multiple times, I can say that each city has its own unique charm, but the initial transition period can be a bit overwhelming.
However, Vancouver has been different. The city's beautiful landscapes, the friendly locals, and the welcoming atmosphere have made the transition a lot smoother. The city has a lot to offer, and I am excited to explore it all.
As John Steinbeck once said, "People don't take trips, trips take people." Moving to a new city is a trip that takes people on a journey of self-discovery and exploration. And I am excited to be on this journey in Vancouver.
Now, let's talk a bit about the city itself. Vancouver is a city surrounded by water on three sides, which means the only way to expand is by building up. The space is very urban and condensed within a small area, characterized by residential high-rises and office blocks that contribute to a fantastic skyline. The entire area is circled by the sea, providing access to the Vancouver Seawall and many beaches that are only a short walk away.
The Downtown area includes the famous Stanley Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America, offering more than 1,000 acres of park encircled by the seawall. English Bay to the south of downtown offers a collection of sandy beaches (English Bay Beach, Second Beach, Third Beach, and Sunset Beach) when you need a break from the city.
Living in Vancouver, the rain can be one of the toughest things about Vancouver life. However, moving here in late March means enjoying early spring. The upside to the dreary rainy winter weather, however, is that when it’s raining in the city, it’s usually snowing on the nearby mountains, allowing for snow sports like downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing.
In conclusion, living in a new city can be an emotional rollercoaster, but Vancouver has been a welcoming and beautiful city that has made the transition a lot smoother for me and my wife. As we continue to explore this city, I am excited to share our journey with all of you. As the famous writer Paulo Coelho once said, "If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal." So let's embrace this adventure together!
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