posted on Sep, 14 2007 @ 10:32 PM
Cold and chilled beer is refreshing, but cold and chilled air is depressing.
I live in Toronto, have seen Melbourne and Sydney.
I didn't find much of a difference, but would prefer Aussie cities anytime over Toronto. Toronto is beautiful during summer, which is 3 months. Rest
of the year it is like living in a hotbox inside a refrigerator. You can't stand outside for fresh air, you get out of heated home, get into a heated
car or bus, get to heated subway (metro) station, walk to your heated office, on the way to the office your ears are frozen stiff. From December until
March, if you are outside for 5 minutes, your tongue needs 10 minutes to able to speak.
Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne are very similar, except that public transit in Oz is far far better than the Canadian ones. Though we Canadians are proud
of our public support system by comparing ourselves to the American cities and thirld world cities.
Canada is too Americanised but missing the American entrepreneurship and also too European but missing the public welfare system. We got disadvantages
Canadians are very nice, peaceful people. I found Australians a bit on the livelier side, though sometimes more than my liking.
I love Canada, but snow and ice look better in the polar areas. I have applied for immigration Oz. Waiting for it.