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Old August 18th, 2011, 04:02 PM
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I've vacationed in Canada 17 times beginning in 1969 .

I've found that I can buy books in Canada that I cannot buy in the USA .
I can see movies in Canada that are not shown in the US . Its amazing that 2 countries in the same continent are so different .
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I find that the books are alot cheaper in the States.
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I've vacationed in Canada 17 times beginning in 1969 .

I've found that I can buy books in Canada that I cannot buy in the USA .
I can see movies in Canada that are not shown in the US . Its amazing that 2 countries in the same continent are so different .
Interesting. We vacation in the US often and find that there is not a lot of difference between the 2 countries. Could that be because of the North American Free Trade Agreement? Is it much different today than it was say 30 years ago? I don't really know. Does anyone think that one day North america will have a common currency?
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I find that the books are alot cheaper in the States.

Books may be cheaper but there are books by american authors that were not sold in the US but were in Canada.
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When I was a child, my younger brother's favorite storybook was "Little Black Sambo". Although I remember it as a cute tale about a little boy outwitting a ferocious tiger, it fell victim to the P.C. trend in the States, and is no longer available.
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My son got married last November and now lives in Alberta, Canada. Went up in June to see them.

Mountain Dew soda in the US has caffiene, but up there it doesn't. And Root Beer in the US doesn't have caffiene, but I think some of the brands up there do.

And went into the grocery store with them and there must have been at least a dozen different brands of Ketchup flavored potato chips and can't find any at my store here.
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hahahah thats like the paprika flavored chips in germany!
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The ketchup chips weren't bad. I kind of liked them. I eat ketchup on french fries, so why not chips!

I'd be willing to try the Paprika chips!
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Its amazing that 2 countries in the same continent are so different .
Try Europe. Vive la difference!
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Fran and I, beginning in 1972 went twice a year to Niagra Falls for several years.

The first time we went we stayed our first night on the American side. The motel had ants and the town appeared very run down. The next day we went to the Canadian side and what a world of difference. It was immaculate (as was Ontario which we also visited (LOVED the hands on science museum there). Ontario has to be the cleanest city I've ever visited. Thereafter we stayed at the same motel on Clifton Hill.

I hope that by now, the American side has been rehabilitated but I still doubt it could hold a candle to the Canadian side.

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Fran and I, beginning in 1972 went twice a year to Niagra Falls for several years.

The first time we went we stayed our first night on the American side. The motel had ants and the town appeared very run down. The next day we went to the Canadian side and what a world of difference. It was immaculate (as was Ontario which we also visited (LOVED the hands on science museum there). Ontario has to be the cleanest city I've ever visited. Thereafter we stayed at the same motel on Clifton Hill.

I hope that by now, the American side has been rehabilitated but I still doubt it could hold a candle to the Canadian side.

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You are absolutely right! The US side has gotten a bit better over the years but it still has that ghost-town feeling if you know what I mean. As for Niagara Falls on the Canadian side, it is as vibrant as ever. Just been there not too long ago.

Niagara Falls, NY attracts quite a lot of Ontario province residents to its outlet mall (Canadians are big on cross border shopping). Other than that I don't see any reason to go to its US counterpart.
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I find that the books are alot cheaper in the States.
Agreed! They don't even reflect the US-CAD exchange rates.
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