Tuesday, May 03, 2005

In Calgary after a gap of fifteen years

In some ways this Canadian outpost on the Prairie has not changed a bit, in others it has kept up with progress. My hotel has 1970s decor and no internet (it wasn't anyone's first choice!) while some restaurants (such as Caesar's steak house) look unchanged. But there are new buildings and plenty of new company names due to a high merger rate among Canadian oil companies. The Rockies are still there on the western horizon and the people are as friendly as ever.