April 29 - Edmonton, Alberta

The West Edmonton Mall, the biggest shopping mall and entertainment complex in the world. Over 120 acres of shops, cinemas, ice rink, leisure pool, casino and lots more. With Albert having no Provincial Sales Tax (PST) on goods, I headed to the mall to do some shopping. The mall itself is certainly large but it is when you enter the area with a big lake in that has submarines, a huge pirate ship and dolphins that is when the reality of the size of this place becomes apparent. I did plenty of shopping and ended up spending most of the day there.

When I got back I was able to get in contact with a few friends who I met in Paris 2 years ago. I met up with 2 of them, James and Dave and we headed back to the mall for a quick wander about. We ended up in a sports bar and watched an amazing hockey game as part of the NHL Playoffs between Montreal and Boston. When Montreal won, the place was alive. There was quite an atmosphere in there.

After that we went to meet James’s girlfriend who I also met in Paris and then I headed back home.

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