27 March 2011


A friend of mine is currently in Vancouver - on my strong recommendation as a place to visit in North America - and is loving it! Yay! Anyway, I was reminiscing about the city and noticed something curious (which I have noticed before, but maybe not commented upon here). When I think about being there, I can only remember the traffic driving on the left side of the road (as it does in Australia). No matter how I try, I can't remember the traffic being on the right side!

This has happened before. While I can remember the odd feeling of being on the 'wrong' side of the road while being driven around in the Netherlands, when I visualise the trips we took my brain puts the car on the left side of the road, driver sitting on the right.

I guess that shows just how plastic memory can be. Odd.


  1. You're not the only one. Mrs. J hails from somewhere where the cars are huge, the skies wide, and where they drive on the other side of the road. I've driven many miles there, yet my mind's eye always places me sitting on the right hand side of the car.

  2. it's so strange, isn't it?! i know that's not how it is, yet my mind automatically flips the image around!