I have begun my 2 month bus trip of North America and my first stop is Calgary. Some friends have commented that Edmonton feels like a town in comparison to Calgary. And now that I have visited Calgary on my own since living in Edmonton, I can see why. Calgary’s downtown has many more skyscrapers than Edmonton does and seems more dense. Calgary definitely feels more city like.
The first overnight bus trip was pretty good. It wasn’t full and I managed to get some sleep. On my first day out of Edmonton I nearly got lost trying to find the downtown HI Hostel. I blame it completely on the quadrant system that is centered in the middle of the city. I went west when I should of went east. But don’t worry, I eventually found it.
Today’s activities consisted of the Calgary Tower and a self guided tour of the downtown core. I must admit the cost to take the elevator up to the top was pricey but I think the photos and the view is worth it. The glass floor was a lot of fun, especially to see people who were afraid to go on it, lol. Front the view up there I thought that many of the buildings seem to built to display their most unique sides and features towards the tower, such as roof top art meant to be seen at a distance.
I will be here to Wednesday morning when I will head out to Drumheller for a day. Tomorrow I plan to go to the zoo and explore some other, non-downtown, areas of the city.
That is all for now! I hope to check in again after Drumheller, but I may have to wait till Winnipeg. We will see.