Greetings from Alberta!So, Banff National Park is probably the most beautiful place on earth. I was sad to fly back to Toronto this evening - even sadder as we head back to Glasgow tomorrow night. It's the end of our holiday.
Paul and I managed to do loads these past two weeks: experience the infamous Toronto humidity, Niagara Falls, spot some Canadian celebrities; stomp about on the glass floor in the CN Tower; stand on top of a mountain; trek about a glacier; see some elk; go off-roading on back country trails in a 4x4 bronco; snowmobiling on grass (don't ask); and of course, see snow. Yes, snow. It began to snow as we trekked about the Columbia Icefields in Jasper National Park.
Initially I wasn't that excited about a holiday in my homeland - how much fun can it be being a tourist in your own country? Holy shit, you guys - it's awesome. Canada is fucking brilliant. I'm going to miss it all over again once I land in gloomy Glasgow, I just know it.
Quick side note: why are people in Alberta so bloody nice?! People in Calgary and Banff have to be the most friendliest and politest specimens of humanity I have ever met. It's almost creepy.