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Saturday, July 17, 2004

I'm all geared up and ready to do Chinatown and the Classical Chinese Garden. I grabbed my mountain bike and headed northward with thoughts of the Orient swimming in my head. Today's tour will be a good one, there'll be a bit of biking and walking around soaking up the sights and sounds.

Click here for more detail (and pictures) of my bike trip to, in, and around Chinatown.

During my bike tour I took a little time to tour the Classical Chinese Garden.

Click here for more detail (and pictures) of my tour of the Gardens.

All in all it was a good day. The weather was sunny, I enjoyed the sights, and I didn't get hit by a car. Regarding cars and traffic, in Canada they do things differently in regards to traffic control. First, their green lights flash, perhaps to get the attention of those folks who don't notice the light has turned from red to green. Secondly, the crosswalks make a funny chirping noise.

The chirping noise alerts the pedestrian that it's okay to walk across the street. The chirping comes from a little box mounted next to the walk-don't-walk signal. Like the drivers, perhaps the pedestrians also mentally wander off on tangents and forget the walk sign has turned to their favor.

Tomorrow is a day of rest. I'm going to take advantage of the time off and catch up the content on my website.

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