Anyone who's spent time living in Halifax can tell you that there's a unique vibe about the city.  We place a huge importance on buying local, pride ourselves on being the kindest people in Canada and have an incredible nightlife scene.

However there are a couple things Halingonians consider very normal which visitors might have a difficult time understanding.  Like why did the bus driver just eject me for bringing on a bottle of water and how can this Lebanese pita wrapped in tinfoil and drenched in sauce taste so delicious when I'm six beers deep?

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1. Not being able to bring your beverage on the bus


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2. Drivers being absurdly polite


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3. The difference between a city and a “regional municipality”


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4. The appeal of a donair


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5. Our incredible views of the ocean


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6. Why people leave after they finish their degree


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7. Our massive affinity for brunch


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8. The way we know all the words to “Barrett’s Privateers”


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9. You can walk anywhere in 30 minutes


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10. Why the city loses half its population every summer


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11. Our need to hit up the Farmer’s Market real early on Saturday mornings


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12. The way people freak out for Burger Week


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13. All the green space right downtown


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14. Why people love to hang out at the library


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15. The appeal of getting lit on Saturday afternoons at the Split Crow


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16. Our laws against Uber


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17. Where people end up exactly when they say they’re “Goin’ for a rip”


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18. Why a cartoon character is docked in our harbour

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