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There’s a New Group for Canadians in Düsseldorf

By on September 20th, 2016

Traveling abroad is always fun. Living abroad, a complete different story.

Those who live abroad will experience similar excitements, adventures, and difficulties. There is one thing a lot of us have in common though, unless our entire family has signed up for this move, we are always missing them and always missing home.

Attention: Canadians in Dusseldorf

Flo Rodriguez is here with us today, co-founder of the new Facebook group True North – Canadians in Dusseldorf. Flo is here to tell everyone about why she created this group and what it’s all about.

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I’ve been living in Düsseldorf for over 2 years now, and this has been one hell of a rollercoaster; with ups and downs, going so fast head first, to then slow down to appreciate the view.

I have met very interesting people, expats and locals, all of which have helped me deal with the hardships and the struggles of being away from home. Otherwise, they have taught me a thing or two, just as any other person crossing your path would do.

What’s changed?

I have recently made a new friend, who’s energy is so great, it reminded me of who I was when I used to live at home. This is excellent, that enthusiasm I had before moving to Germany. I could compare it to that supercharge you get when you travel home for the holidays. This friendship is helping me rekindle my passion for the uncertain, for adventure and to feel understood in a place where, at times, could still be extremely foreign and surreal.

However, this friend is new to the city, doesn’t know many people, and doesn’t speak the language. Just like many other expats who come here for work.

Together, with her vibrant personality and energy to try new things along with my experience of the city and local people, we’ve come together to go on the hunt of likeminded people, lost souls and those who seek to stay social, to form a new active group for young Canadians in the area.

Us, Canadians, we are who we are because we are diverse. We don’t fear adversity, we embrace it. We chase freedom. Freedom to wind up, to be ourselves, to experience whatever life wants to throw at us. We jump right in because we are not afraid to get loose, to fight, to succeed.

And when we come together, we make it happen, we become home.

So, Canadians in Dusseldorf, join True North on Facebook. Let’s make this family grow.


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