As you may have read in my previous post, I recently moved back to North America from Europe. After spending over 3 years in Hungary, I had obviously adapted to the European lifestyle. There are many things that are similar yet so different, at the same time. Of course, I experienced reverse culture shock and had to re-adapt to the “typical American” lifestyle. (Although I can’t complain because I do like it and I grew up living that way).
Here are the major differences I noticed, between living in Europe vs. North America.
In January 2018, I applied to sponsor Matt to become a Canadian Permanent Resident. It was a challenging process, filled with stress and many tears, but the outcome was definitely worthwhile.
Immigration is complex, time consuming and absolutely stressful. The Canadian immigration system is no different. There are many things I wish I knew and understood about the process, before applying. Here are some important factors that may help you through your Canadian immigration journey.
For as long as I can remember, the Amalfi Coast was a dream of mine. The scenery, the food, everything about it! I have been to Italy many times, but never had the opportunity to spend some time along the Amalfi Coast. So this past summer, my dreams came true!
Culture shocks, they don’t always happen the way you expect them to. By definition, you usually experience them when going to a foreign country; a place you have never been before, a culture you’ve never experienced. Little did I know, I would experience a few upon my return to my home country of Canada.