May 12th, 2009

artlebedev poster, 2006-03-17, 2189

bsdcan

* blinkers are totally optional in quebec, practically noone ever uses them to change lanes; unlike in ontario, where you won't find practically anyone without this habit of legal driving
* after spending the last 8 months in ontario and very slightly in Buffalo / NYS, was really surprising to see all the cars on the street without front number plates (in montreal)
* people in toronto are driving indeed much nicer than in montreal
* if a jerk on a truck is going next to some other tracker side-by-side on a two-lane-in-each-direction motorway, as a matter of course (and not temporarily) and to slow the whole highway down, wait until there's some exit to somewhere, and pass both of the fellas in the sports mode on the exit lane (no need to spend any time on an idiot that doesn't know how to drive)
* parking in Toronto is free after 21:00. Can call goog local to ask for jun-jun sushi, and then confirm that they're open late, and eat the best japanese food for an exceptionally low price
* found food in montreal to be subpar compared to my favourites in toronto and kitchener; china town is tiny, and those plastic/whatever reusable chop-sticks are impossible to use -- they're too slick to grab and hold any food -- the recyclable wooden chopsticks in ontario are much nicer
* people in the us generally don't travel outside of the us; people in canada generally don't travel outside of the us and canada; people in quebec generally don't travel outside of quebec. :)
* takes about 4.5 hours to reach ottawa from kw, btw. Of course, that's not 100 km/h. :)