posted on Jul, 1 2007 @ 01:06 PM
Speaking as a US observer, go with Canada. The climate while colder at times will be more to what you are used to. Toranto is Canada's answer to
Amsterdam if you are into that scene. Montreal is a bit suffier than London in general but friendlier people over all. Quebec Providence...depends on
if they want to be part of Canada or their own country this week...best know French despite the bilingual requirements, just best to know French.
Windsor, great small city. Always friendly and helpful when lost even the police where polite and helpful. Of course I was polite too so I am sure
that helped. Wilderness areas require you to be a bit more self sufficient but the people like hearing stories and swaping tall tales. Most dangerous
wild animal would be a bear or wildcat. Some problems with Native American Indians or First Nations as they call them.
As for OZ, I hear many complaints about the growing Muslim population from non-muslims and little to no complaints from muslims. For the most part
they are Islanders so racial prejudices may be a factor there as well as wealth ratios. Don't hear much in way of problems. Climate is tropical,
sub-tropical and desert. Think Nice, France on a warm day and that is pretty much the sub-tropical cool days. There are many cities in OZ, but
everyone will ask you where you live in relation to Sidney as most of the world thinks that is all that is there, besides the outback. Least dangerous
animail in OZ........well the roos won't kill you with one bite but try to avoid kicks and hitting them with a car.
Transportation. Unless you plan on staying in one little part of a city and depend on taxicabs then a car is needed in either place. As far as public
transit London is about the best in English speaking countries. Even NYC subways do not compare to The Underground as far as taking you where you want
to go and buses covering the rest. And the El in Chicago doesn't go anywhere you want to step off at past daylight hours. Canada does use rail
passenger transport cross country and is leaps and bounds above the US and OZ. Far as I know, transport in OZ is boat, plane, car or foot. And not in
On topic: Congrats Canada for staving off your neighbors to the south for 140 years. Keep feeding stories of bitter cold and multiple feet of snow
year round lest one of our idiots gets any bright ideas about the wonderful country you have. Most Americans are not aware you have any trees or grass
or mostly litter free streets. And for those of us that do visit please keep reminding us that the 88 inside the red circle is not a highway number
and remind your tourists that when they come down that the 55 mph does equal 55 kph. I ask that you remind them because we tend to get rude about it
and use colorful language when we say it.