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Canada Calgary


After my funny looking Indian taxi driver dropped me off at my hostel, It was time to explore the city.
In case you are bad with street names consider living in Calgary. You have the streets that go from 1st street to 51 th Street. These street go from North to south. Then you have the Avenues From 1st Avenue to 58th Avenue, these go from East to West. Not so hard to find your way around this way.
It might be because its winter but so far I found it really quite in the city. But this might be just an Canadian thing, they have a lot of space here so why live all together cramped-up right?
The first day I did not really find anything really interesting to see and my main focus changed to seeing the city into finding a new ski jacket, new skies, helmet, avalanche beacon and other toys I did not have yet. I hired a car and started driving around greater Calgary. In many ways this is pretty similar to Australia and therefore its not difficult to find the big shopping malls. It might be worth mentioning that its freezing here and not the ideal weather to wonder in a forest or sit in a park all day. So to stay a bit warm shopping malls are not a bad alternative.
This first evening I met with Tina a good friend and diving buddy from Laurens (my best buddy) We had a really nice dinner and Tina had some interesting drinks. I just kept it to what I know “BEER” this evening made me feel a bit like a local (maybe because I had a few beers) Packed with tips and advice from Tina I was off the next day to my new home town for the next 4 weeks “Banff”

Posted by Nielsontour 17:00 Archived in Canada

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