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Top 15 Things You Observe Moving to the Big City

1) Your life is run by rush hour and traffic

2) Use Crosswalks

3) Don’t leave a bag of clothes unattended in the bathroom (building security will take it)

4) When taking an escalator, walk on the left side and stand on the right side

5) Always have an Umbrella (you WILL get soaked waiting for the bus)

6) Yoga is the thing to do

7) It is a mad rush to get off the metro; be prepared to walk fast

8) The bus drivers are super friendly

9) Smart phones are the best! (maps tell you everything you need to know about public transportation)

10) There is no such thing as personal space on a crowded bus

11) Ask for directions, it is so much easier than trying to figure it out

12) The public library is beautiful

13) The parks and trails in city are so nice

14) It is not uncommon to hear several different languages in one metro trip

15) There is a huge range of social- economic classes in small geographical area (so cool!)

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From Waterloo to Dar es Salaam

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