Friday, March 09, 2007

There's No Place Like Home

Sorry for the delay in blogging. Over the past month, I completed my move back to the Toronto area. It's been stressful, but now that I'm settled in, I really think it was worth it.

Guess I should edit my blogger profile.... ;)

Some small things I am enjoying about Canada that I missed while I was in the US:

Tim Hortons: Tim Hortons makes some of the best coffee and best donuts out there.

Poutine: A French Canadian dish of French fries, cheese curds, and gravy. This dish is very popular in Canada, but for some strange reason, I've never seen it south of the Canada/US border.

Chocolate: There are a number of chocolate bars in Canada you can't get in the US: Coffee Crisp, Aero, Caramilk, etc. Chocolate in Canada I find much nicer than the chocolate in the US. In the US, the chocolate is coated with wax to make it look better, but I find it has less taste. Canadian chocolate seems more flavorful.

The State of Public Facilities: Subway trains, buses, commuter trains, airports, etc. in Canada tend to be about the same level of decor and cleanliness you'd expect in the lobby of an "A" office building in Manhattan.

Of course, I'm sure I'm going to find some things to miss about New York over the next few months, and if you ask me in five or six months, I'll probably be able to rattle off a long list of things I miss about the Big Apple.