Every city has a special element that makes it unique. Of course St. John’s is no different! Most people will say St. John’s is VERY unique in a number of different ways! We run our sentences together like we’re always in a hurry! We’re the most friendly people you’ll ever meet! Our downtown is one of the most colourful cities in the world! And don’t forget the food, Newfoundlanders love their salty foods!\nSo if you’re planning on visiting St. John’s or moving here for good, here’s a heads up on what you can expect!\n1. You’ll hear slang like skeet and eventually start using it yourself\nOf course after a while you'll wonder if you are one.\n2. You’ll hit George Street and wonder how so many bars can fit on one street\nO’Reilly’s, Lottie’s, Rob Roy’s, Christian's Bar, Fat Cat Blues and the list goes on\n3. Or soak up the sun and hike the East Coast Trail\nOne breath of fresh air at a time.\n4. Get Screeched In at Christian's Bar\nDepending on your limit, you might be screehin’.\n5. Get a feed of fish and chips at Ches’s\nFeel large and in charge afterwards – no regrets\n6. Or Ziggy’s Peelgood’s\nUsually after a few wobbly pops on Geroge Street\n7. Head down to Pier 6 on Harbour drive and hit up Iceberg Quest Boat Tours\nWhales, puffins, seals, oh my!\n8. Talk to the locals on the streets of Duckworth\n“Where ya from me ducky? Oh yes now, do you know Bill from up the Shore?”\n9. Realize half the local news coverage on NTV is about moose on the loose\nKeep your eyes peeled!\n10. Learn how to dress for famous Newfoundland weather!\nStart the day with jeans, t-shirt, sweater and maybe rain jacket, boots, umbrella just in case\n11. Discover a whole new meaning to the song “Let It Snow”\n“Oh the weather outside is frightful…”\n12. Get used to everyone calling you "love" "ducky" and/or "my lover"\nNote: this does not mean that everyone has a crush on you.\n13. Get goose bumps on the Haunted Hike through the old streets of downtown\nPrime first date activity!\n14. Refer to your friends as “da by’s”\nAnd everyone else in Canada as “mainlanders”\n15. Go on an art crawl and visit Eastern Edge Gallery, Leyton Gallery and Christina Parker Gallery\nSupport your local artists!\n16. Wonder why St. John’s still has meteorologists\nThey are ALWAYS wrong.\n17. Go to a house party and end up in the kitchen\nThey don’t call it a kitchen party for no reason!\n18. Take a Sunday drive to Cape Spear\nThe most easterly point in North America to calm your bones.\n19. Realize the Costco parking lot is like a game of Sorry!\n“This is my spot, SORRY, NOT SORRY!”\n20. Test your muscles and go to Jack Axes\nLearn how to throw an axe and hit a bullseye.\n21. The pros and cons of being able to buy beer at any convenience store!\nPro: late Friday night beer run. Con: late Monday night beer run.\n22. You’ll grab a coffee at Jumping Bean and head up to Signal Hill to see the view\nDay or night the view is spectacular.\n23. Dress to impress for a fine dining experience at Raymonds\nOne of the best restaurants in STJS.\n24. You’ll ask for directions and be given a direction in time!\n“Where is the nearest gas station? Oh, just 5 minutes up the road!”\n25. Inevitably spend at least one meal at Yellowbelly ordering a cold one and some delicious pub grub\nNachos, a cold one and a good time – what more could you ask for?\n26. You’ll head to Big Bite Pizza to cure even your worst hangover\nOne medium pizza and garlic fingers please!\n27. Spot Alan Doyle from Great Big Sea out for a stroll\nHe’s a pretty friendly guy!\n28. You’ll try your hand at pottery at the Craft Council\nCreate a few masterpieces.\n29. You’ll go camping in Gros Morne National Park and never forget it\nSee where glaciers carved their way through Western Brook Pond.\n30. You’ll make life-long friends, since Newfoundlanders have warm hands AND warm hearts\n…And the gift of gab.