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Just have to post a couple of favorite things from Canada!

 
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raptor
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:00 pm    Post subject: Just have to post a couple of favorite things from Canada! Reply with quote

Sitting on the internet from my laptop in a hotel in Edmonton Canada. And just wanted to share a couple of things I've found, that I really liked!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bpejj095w2d63pl/Strathcona%20Metal.JPG

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rn2iypphjaox5bc/Edmonton%20Skybuss%20Arcade.jpg

Still got no idea why Dropbox insists on tilting the pictures on the side.

Love this town, I want to go back to norway and burn all our cities and rebuild them structured and orderly like this!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:57 am    Post subject: Re: Just have to post a couple of favorite things from Canad Reply with quote

raptor wrote:
Love this town, I want to go back to norway and burn all our cities and rebuild them structured and orderly like this!


If you had played openttd, you would know that flattening mountains is really expensive, and you had better have really well running train lines before attempting it!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

another good thing from canada is that you can actually buy a nvidia shield at it price, TT-TT.

are you working there or just holydays? anyway, have a nice stance there!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's another really great thing from Edmonton Canada you haven't mentioned yet. Did you get to meet Crusher?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also liked this one:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/eu9flri4y0rttdl/lumberjack%20sandwitch.JPG

Seriously, Canadians really can't friggin make decent sized meals, everything has to be way to large. Haven't ben able to finish one meal I've been served yet. That sandwitch is just insane. Been working at it for one day now, still not done.

Exclamation: vacation :)
Raven: Yup, sure did.

Gotta pack tonight, going back home, and going to have some real trouble fitting all the books I've bought.... and I've been holding back on the shopping sprees, big-time!

I might have to leave a few things :p (certainly I don't need all these clothes!)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not really a fan of Edmonton myself (sorry Crusher, where ever you are). I actually prefer where I grew up to Edmonton (Winnipeg) and I wouldn't want to move back there again. Vancouver, and BC in general are a lot prettier cities in my opinion with greater variety of activities than Edmonton.

As for the food portion sizes, they've been partially influenced by American food sizes. If you haven't see their fast food large portions, a good frame of reference is that it could probably feed 2 people - a large drink is basically a 2L of pop.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A single drink at almost 2L is a little daunting even by the local American standards. You find that in fast food, but most self respecting restaurants are more reserved with their portions. That's not to say that aren't still bigger than any doctor would recommend, they just aren't measure in liters.

With Winter coming, I wouldn't want to be any further north than Michigan right now.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Raven wrote:
A single drink at almost 2L is a little daunting even by the local American standards. You find that in fast food, but most self respecting restaurants are more reserved with their portions. That's not to say that aren't still bigger than any doctor would recommend, they just aren't measure in liters.


Around here the largest fast-food soft drink commonly available is about 1.3L, and that's daunting enough.

I think you're starting to see other English-speaking countries adapt food portions that they think are "American", where we've actually moved a bit away from that in the past decade or so. (Seeing that in recent years that, depending on the metrics used, Australia and the UK have passed the US in terms of obesity rates, this seems to be happening.)

I'm a big guy, but I like massive quality over massive quantity.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had I been 19 years old again, I would have had at those portions with gusto. Unfortunately I am getting old, and the Stummy-Black-Hole isn't quite up to it any longer.

I was mostly trying restaurants, so the portions was just about 1/3 to much for me most of the time. This was actually a major annoyance as I was looking forward ot trying many different restaurants, and ended up hungry about half the time I had estimated. :(

Malf: Edmonton is definitively to large a town for me to live in. But considering that Oslo is half the size, and I have never NOT gotten lost in Oslo, even once! compared, I didn't get lost even once in Edmonton, in my first time there. Also so much better selection, more interesting shops, and so orderly and structured setup, I loved it!

Watching hos structured and systematic things where in Canada, I just wanted to torch down every single town I could find in Norway to rebuild them properly. I mean we don't know what a "straight road" is here. When they built out the Europe road 18, one of the main highways in Norway, they had to almost blow away 3 mountains to make it ALMOST straight!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

raptor wrote:
Watching hos structured and systematic things where in Canada, I just wanted to torch down every single town I could find in Norway to rebuild them properly. I mean we don't know what a "straight road" is here. When they built out the Europe road 18, one of the main highways in Norway, they had to almost blow away 3 mountains to make it ALMOST straight!


Sounds like Kentucky. Most of the major roads here were built around mountains and rivers, many following old horse trails. Comparing that to Indiana, where an abundance of flat land and a lack of major rivers make the layout of most places almost boring...

If only there was a good way of combining the two approaches.
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