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So, yeah, despite having moved only about twenty-five blocks away from my last place, we did actually move across a border between cities. The difference is quite noticeable, in both visible and not-so-visible aspects.

Visibly, there's far more trees where we are now, which is great for shade, cooler temperatures, and aesthetics, as well as most of the houses looking a bit more upscale and nicer than the near-dumps we were living near before.

On the not-so-visible side, it feels more relaxed, less fast-paced. I haven't made a lot of time to just wander around yet, but I do think I like it.

Other things include the city actually being on a hill sloping down to the Fraser River, which gives some rather nice photographic opportunities with the other side spread out for panoramic shots, if you can manage to find a space between the trees... Sunset pictures are great to capture, though I still need to figure out how to work the new camera to adequately capture them.

The hill also counts as a negative when I'm walking to work, as it's a moderately steep seven blocks up the hill to the road my work is on, then it's thirteen blocks that have a shallow enough slope that you don't notice. Fortunately (very happy about this) I can bus almost the whole twenty-blocks to and from work, so I can decide to catch the bus if I'm feeling too tired, or just walk if I'd rather have the exercise.
(currently, biking to work is strictly off the cards until I figure out just how tough it'll be otherwise)

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