Coast Edmonton House
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... somewhere. “So where would the nearest Tims be?” Jim asks. Don’t bother looking anything up. I am pretty sure there is one at Airdrie near the road. We fly down the Deerfoot keeping up with most of the traffic. Airdrie is upon us in just a few short minutes and Jim begins to motion toward the exit that will take us to the west side of the highway. “Not this one,” I say. “I am sure there is one ...
... from the main house. We get supplied meals and accommodation and apparently $200 a week for working. The pay isn't the best but the experience and learning new things is well worth it. There had been a lot of past foreigners stay here before us like Germans, Norwegians and Australians. So they have many stories good and bad for us to hear. Jesse is getting married on the weekend so there has been a lot of helping her with making crafty things an decorations. She has a ...
... of indigenous guides and inhabitants (check!) and then treating them like stupid little children (check!) ... though, and I'll give them this, they did sign treaties with them (and broke them, of course, or ignored them, of course!), which we Aussies never managed.
Interesting enough to spend a couple of hours there, and then I headed off to Fort Edmonton Park ... another historical recreationy attraction. The usual ...
... and keep walking
- they have lived through a war and have many sad stories and injuries
- the people are generally friendly and helpful
- this was the hardest place for us to find food we liked, it's there we were just worried about the street vendors and getting sick near the end of our trip
- rats and cockroaches are not uncommon ( in most of the countries)
- the money is called a dong, $1 canadian is 20,000 dong, we felt rich!
- you need a visa to enter ...
... was very bad considering it was a holiday weekend, but we got a chance to see what Edmonton looked like and we went across the up and under bridge or High Low the trains used to go over the top and the cars underneath and now it is just cars.
After a tour we went back to the Hotel and decided to do some washing etc and then go for dinner at the home-fire Restaurant, I had the Elk lasagne and Nancy had the ravioli and then we shared a pumpkin pie and a drink then back ...