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Archive for January, 2008

31 Jan

The good government

In my recent ‘entre’ into the perils of moving around internationally, I blogged about a number of foibles as you wade through the paperwork, but I am beginning to realise there are various levels of bureaucracy and one level is actually surprisingly pleasant to deal with. In fact, I had my 2nd encounter with it […]

31 Jan

A surprising harbourside insight

It’s the oddest thing to look back on my life and know that I have spent well over half my life living in coastal cities, but only spent a brief period of my childhood actually living in view of the water? Once again I am in a coastal city and for the short term, I […]

28 Jan

The war on snow heats up in St. John’s

One of the odd things about being in St John’s, Newfoundland is the sidewalks/pavements are not cleared. I’ve already mentioned this is an inconvenience to someone like me, but its interesting to note I’m not the only one annoyed by this phenomenon – there is even a Facebook group dedicated to this issue… In some […]

23 Jan

So you want to move overseas – Part 6: Car insurance

Women say trying on bathing suits is the most soul destroying thing one can do when buying an item. By the time you find a bathing suit which flatters your figure, the joy of the upcoming trip to the beach or pool has been destroyed by hours of gazing at unwanted bits of flesh poking […]

22 Jan

So. You want to move overseas – Part 5: Driving

In some places, it is quite important to be able to drive if you want to be able to get around where you live. I have driven in many places around the world, but only needed to obtain a drivers license (due to long stay as opposed to visitor renting a car) a handful of […]

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