I'd been thinking of how a good rainfall might bring temperatures down, but I suppose the extra humidity wouldn't help too much either...
Done! Ask your expert (me) on what NOT to do in summer :P Basically anything! I'm regretting that I agreed to have my shoulder operation in February.
We're kind of fortunate around here, the extremely hot part of our summer doesn't last quite as long as yours does, so our period of less activity is shorter.
However, with the cold weather we're having right now, I'm wondering just how hot next summer will be...
Tell me about the skyTrain. :)SkyTrain
is a "heavy" rail system that runs on two rails with a third rail used for magnetic propulsion and a set of other rails on one side for power and communication.
Most of the rail runs elevated rather high up off the ground for minimal traffic disruption, though some parts of the track are at ground level and other parts are even below-ground.
The entire transit system is divided into three zones, so you can buy a one-, two-, or three-zone pass at different prices depending on where you're going.
Daypasses are a little trickier to get, though, because you can't buy them on the buses.
As a student at a participating university, I pay almost $100 for a four month, all-zone transit pass, which I then use to get around for all my classes and also for any personal travel I may have.
That article on the Expo 86 looks fascinating.
I've been told that I was actually there, though I can't remember anything about it, only being one year old at the time...
I like the monorail - it might be similar to the one that was built in Sydney. Remind me to look through the article properly when the weather here has cooled down and I can think clearly.
"Remember to have another look through the article when the weather's cooler!"
Seriously, though, there's not much of interest there.
I'm sure there should be a more descriptive site somewhere, but I haven't looked for it.
Nowadays we're rather fortunate in that at least 75% of our trains are air-conditioned, although only the very new trains have air-conditioning that works properly. Trains like the Tangara class and inter-city V-Class often have air-conditioning that barely works and can smell like somone stuffed a wet cardboard box of decaying fruit into the vents.
Heh, the Mark I trains in use around here don't have air conditioning, they just blow the air around, which doesn't really help when it's over 25°
And some days there just don't seem to be any Mark II trains running at all...