At Expat Focus, we like to keep an eye on the blogosphere and see who’s sharing interesting, up to date content about expatriate life around the world. In our internet travels, we come across blogs we’d like to recommend as excellent reads for anyone considering expat life. Today we’re focusing on Canada; here are five of our favourite Canadian expat blogs.Colder Weather
A fun and quirky take on life in a busy apartment complex, Colder Weather details the adventures of Swedish expat Rebekah, her Canadian husband and her cat McDuff. Focusing on day to day life and finding pleasure in the small things, Colder Weather also takes part in WordPress’ weekly photo challenge, and the pictures are definitely worth a look.
K & K Adventures
Karin and Kieran are two British expats residing in Ontario. With lots of practical tips on setting up a household, local cultural event guides and travelling on a budget, K & K Adventures is a must-read for anyone who’s thinking about living in Canada. The blog also features guest posts and interviews with other expats to give a well-rounded flavour and a good idea of what to expect when making the move.
English Girl Canadian Man
UK expat Holly blogs about life in Hamilton with her Canadian boyfriend and a small menagerie of animals, including a pregnant cat and a resident Rottweiler. With a focus on family and personal life, English Girl Canadian Man also features some beautiful photos (recent examples include the frozen Niagara falls) and links to knitted creations on Etsy.
Lou’s Lake Views
Lou is a British expat mum living on the shore of Lake Ontario. The blog features a section devoted to emigration, lots of tips about how to deal with homesickness, and some beautiful pictures in the photo gallery. If you’ve been thinking about a move but are undecided, this is a great place to find straight-talking advice and a realistic viewpoint on the pros and cons of living away from your home country.
The Rest of L’Histoire
A franglais (but predominantly English) blog written by Cassie, an American expat and ESL teacher in Québec, the site focuses on teaching English as a foreign language and features resources for learning French in Canada. From time to time, Cassie also writes a ‘Things From The Internet’ post, which highlights other helpful articles and places where expats can find advice for moving abroad.
Those are our five recommended Canadian expat blogs for today. Do you write about being an expat? Leave us a comment and let us know!