*mountain bikers wear not only helmets but shin pads
*coffee is measured in ozs. i like an 8oz latte. well, i kind of like it.
*i have to learn to say 'tutorial'. they translate 'tute' as 'toot', which is a slang word for farting.
*you navigate by the mountains. the mountains are north.
*pedestrian crossings at the lights chirp like birds.
*they give change down to the last penny (one cent piece). the pennies are made of copper, and the cost of making one is more than a penny (ie. material and labour).
*many shops will take american money, but only count it as being worth the same as canadian money. so you lose about 11c per dollar.
*books cost about half that as in aus. well, maybe a bit more. but paperback picturebooks are $8 and glossy art books about $30.
*skytrains (monorail) have no drivers. i intially didn't believe this horrifying claim, then i actually looked for a driver on one and lo! there were none to be found!
*traffic lights flash