Friday, July 20, 2007

Calgary to Banff

Sort of the capital of the Rockies - plenty of adventure and fun and shopping and drinking (bars). Great place to hang out.

Went on cable car to the top of Mt Sulfur. Beautiful scenery. Cool fresh air and plenty of mozzies. Great view of Banff and the valley. Also did Mt Assiniboine helicopter ride. It costs a bomb - RM660 for 30 mins ride but since it's my first time in copter- what to do? Pay lah. No problem with heights.

Upper Hot springs - bliss to celup-celup in hotsprings. Sort of melted my muscles.

One of the girls (the schoolteacher) and I rent bicyles and peddled around the sights of Banff. We must have done like 20 kms in 4.5 hours. Sights such as The Banff Springs Hotel, Cave & Basin, Fenlands, River trails & Bow Falls. Have not ridden a bike for sooooo long.

Left Banff on 17th July for Jasper.
PS: A tour guide told us that Banff stands for " Be aware nothing for free"
Jasper - "Just another silly place extracting revenue". Super true - most stuff costs 20-50% more than other cities like Toronto or Vancouver.

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