Everyday differences between Italy and Quebec–Part 1

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One of the best parts of being an international student is the exposure to a different culture. I moved from Italy to Quebec more than a year ago, and like any international student I noticed the cold weather, the long Winter, the peculiar–and amazing!–bilingualism, and the differences in the food, the currency and the time zone. I think most of the people are mentally prepared to these things when they move to Canada.

This post is the first of a series in which I intend to talk about another kind of differences, i.e. those little everyday differences that are less obvious and less relevant, but still made me feel astonished when I noticed them.

In this first post, I’ll focus on transportation. The cars I see around here are, on average, bigger than in Italy. I have some hypotheses about the reasons behind this different size (larger streets? More room…

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