I woke up and cleaned out my groceries but left my uncookable eggs [I have no idea what they'll do with them, probably throw them out]. I went to the coffee place the Slovenia guy suggested but I think he had it wrong. The coffee was okay, and it was busy like a breakfast place instead of a coffee shop. They were busy so I felt like I was in the way just having coffee and writing in this journal. I went back to the indian place and had lunch. Lamb in ginger curry. [Decent meal, I'm glad I went with the ginger for a neat twist on it]
I came back, showered, grabbed my stuff and checked out. Now that I'm done writing I'll wander the town for a few hours till my greyhound.
September 18th (contd)
I walked up to Gas town and had a look around. I checked out the steam powered clock, but didn't stay long. Souvenir shops aren't interesting at this point.
I spun around and figured I'd head to chinatown. When I found it, I realized I'd have my fill of chinatown in Calgary. I skimmed through pretty quick as (like all chinatowns), it was composed mainly of gift shops and restaurants/bakeries. It was big, but nothing terribly interesting.
Looking back, I'm sure my mood didn't really make my stops all that exciting, but I'm sure that even if I did them first, they wouldn't have been my trip highlights.
I got back to the hostel with about an hour and a half to spare. I headed to the arcade to kill some time.
|Random chicken doing stand up|
I wanted to eat before I left for the 13 hour bus, so I walked over to Japadog. I ordered the 3 cheese spicy terimayo dog. The hotdog had 3 cheeses in the dog, and it was topped with caramalized onions, teriyaki sauce and japanese mayo, garnished with some shredded seaweed. I also ordered a ramune ball-bottle drink, lychee. I ended up showing some nice middle aged women how to open/drink it.
My hot dog was again amazing and expensive... The yakisoba dog sign wasn't there any more. The yakisoba dog was higher quality, but I still really liked the cheesy spicy dog. It's a good thing I don't live here, I'd eat expensive gourmet hot dogs all the time.
By the time I trained over to the terminal I had missed my 6pm (or would have if I didn't change into my comfy pants), and did my photobooth. I wasn't stressed about it though because I had a backup at 6:45 that would transfer onto the one I missed. So now I am on my way to Kamloops to switch to the bus heading to Banff. This bus left a bit late so I hope it doesn't miss the other one. I didn't charge my camera battery, so I hope I can do that in Banff for an hour or so before heading into the city.
[I saw a bunch of ferrari's like this when I was heading to Canada place. It was kind of random, but there was a bit of a car show in the middle of a street that was cut off. I took pics for Kit]