Not to get all mushy, but damn! Canada is a beautiful country. When we chose Calgary, I though we were making a trade-off between a reasonable cost of living and beauty. Yet somehow we now find ourselves living in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Even tough it is cold outside, and currently snowing (happy Spring everyone!), we are having a blast! You would think the cold would keep everyone indoors, but Canadians are an outdoorsy type. And like they say, “When in Rome, do as the Romans”. We have done more hiking this month than we usually do in a year. This past weekend we even tried skiing for the first time! And although we did more falling than skiing we can’t wait to do it again!
The only ones who haven’t been doing so well are my feet. I recently developed Plantar fasciitis due to all the walking and my flat arches. So last week I got to experience the Canadian health care system for the first time. I (painfully) walked myself to the closest medical clinic, wrote my name down on their waiting list, waited for about 3 hours, saw a doctor and walked out. This all cost me zero dollars, and thanks to them I am back at it, exploring this awesome country I now have the privilege of calling home.
I’ll leave you with some pictures from our last few hikes in Banff. Next post we will get back to business with a checklist on what you need to do during the 3 months leading up to your move. Cheers!