I drove into Canada for the first time last week, and it was quite a *different* experience.

Before last week, I had never ventured out of the United States, mainly because I didn't have my passport and also, traveling is expensive. But earlier this summer I applied for my passport in hopes of making it onto The Bachelor (which I auditioned for).

Well, I never got that call from producers but I wasn't about to let my $100+ passport go to waste. So I decided to drive into Canada while visiting family in central Minnesota.

My sister and I took the 6-hour trip from Sauk Centre, Minnesota, to Winnipeg, Manitoba, which took us through Pembina, North Dakota. This was extra special for us because our great-grandfather immigrated into the United States through Pembina, but I digress.

I thought I had a good idea of what driving through Canada would be like, but never having been out of the country before, I came across several things that were definitely unexpected. What kind of cars do Canadians drive? They're pretty similar to what we drive in the U.S., with a few exceptions. Also, where do Canadians eat and shop? What music do they listen to? If you think the answers are exactly the same as what we Americans might say, think again.

Below are 5 very American observations I made while driving through Manitoba, Canada.