Finding Home After a Two-Year, 50-Country World Tour: My Life in Vancouver

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I’ve mentioned in previous articles that I embarked on a world tour that took me to 50 countries over the course of two years. What started as a voyage with no final destination eventually led me to Vancouver, Canada, where life took an unexpected yet welcoming turn.

An Unexpected Return

Originally, I had planned to journey back home in reverse after securing employment in Vancouver. However, life had other plans—my sister gave birth, prompting an abrupt return home. Though I was back for just two weeks, I felt rejuvenated and decided to stay in Canada. Fast forward to now, and I have become a permanent resident. So, in a way, I’m still on my journey; except, this place is gradually becoming my new home.

Why Canada?

You might be wondering why I chose Canada. During my travels, I met a multitude of people, but it was the open-hearted offer from friends to stay at their home in Vancouver that set the foundation for my life here.

Life in Canada

Canada may be known for its cold weather, but it has so much more to offer. The country provides a secure environment and free healthcare, making it an ideal place for a worry-free life.


Through a series of serendipities, I find myself here in Canada, continually journeying through life but now with a place I can call home. And for that, I’m incredibly grateful.

Thank you for taking the time to read this article. As my journey evolves, I hope to share more of my experiences and insights with you all.

2 thoughts on “Finding Home After a Two-Year, 50-Country World Tour: My Life in Vancouver

  1. I have several friends from Vancouver and surrounding towns who would stay at my house here in Scotland when they toured UK with their band. They tell me some great stories from there! Canada was never really top of my countries bucket list, but there was TV show earlier this year in which couples raced each other, on limited budgets, across the country.
    It looked awesome! And is now right at the top of m,y list of places to visit. 😀

    1. Tasty line says:

      I completely agree with your sentiments. Canada wasn’t originally on my plan when I set out to travel the world. However, as I continued on my journey, I met many Canadians who were incredibly kind and helpful. They even took the time to listen to and understand my less-than-perfect English back then. While it may be a cold place, the people’s hearts are very warm. I highly recommend visiting in the summer. Thank you for your comment.☺️

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