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Old 02-04-2012, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Back & Forth
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View from Nose Hill Park

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Old 02-04-2012, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Back & Forth
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:43 PM
 
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The future looks bright in Calgary if they begin the next wave of high-rise developments. The oil prices are high, and the companies are expanding like crazy. I hope the next boom of high rise construction begins sometime this year, summer is best scenario. The last wave that brought Bow, 8 office towers and some condo/apt towers are a decent start. The next 2 wave, if there are, will make downtown that's worth taking seriously. Don't forget cultural facilities. They need a boom on that, too.
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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What do you mean?

Because it's winter now? or is there construction going on?

Are you missing Calgary? or are you still enjoying Houston?
(no Rocky Mtns near Houston, pretty flat)

Anyway Calgary sure looks good in those photos
Both, it's winter, and it's not done yet.

I miss certain things about yyc. The mountains, wing nights, geographical relief beyond a freeway overpass, ginger beef, a hockey culture and good chinese food in general.

However I don't miss spending 300% more on housing, 40% more on taxes and cost of living. I sure don't miss snow, -40, having to warm up your car, wearing a coat, outrageous airfare everywhere and horrifically poor traffic planning and traffic. I also love having it green 52 weeks a year, being able to ride my motorcycle/sit on a patio/golf at will, and having awesome mexican/tex mex.

I'm happy to be from Calgary, but happier being IN Houston.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Cana_duh
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Both, it's winter, and it's not done yet.

I miss certain things about yyc. The mountains, wing nights, geographical relief beyond a freeway overpass, ginger beef, a hockey culture and good chinese food in general.

However I don't miss spending 300% more on housing, 40% more on taxes and cost of living. I sure don't miss snow, -40, having to warm up your car, wearing a coat, outrageous airfare everywhere and horrifically poor traffic planning and traffic. I also love having it green 52 weeks a year, being able to ride my motorcycle/sit on a patio/golf at will, and having awesome mexican/tex mex.

I'm happy to be from Calgary, but happier being IN Houston.
The bad thing about Calgary - the weather...

The bad thing about Houston? the humidity!
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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The bad thing about Calgary - the weather...

The bad thing about Houston? the humidity!
You know what they say, at least it's a dry cold.
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I miss certain things about yyc. The mountains, wing nights, geographical relief beyond a freeway overpass, ginger beef, a hockey culture and good chinese food in general.
Love these shots of Calgary. And glad to hear you're enjoying Texas. But I don't get the comment about Chinese food. There's phenomenal Chinese and Asian food in Houston. New Chinatown, out in western Houston, is block after block of Asian food. If it's better in Calgary, I'll definitely have to book a flight asap!
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:48 PM
 
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Love these shots of Calgary. And glad to hear you're enjoying Texas. But I don't get the comment about Chinese food. There's phenomenal Chinese and Asian food in Houston. New Chinatown, out in western Houston, is block after block of Asian food. If it's better in Calgary, I'll definitely have to book a flight asap!
Dallas has excellent bbq duck and roast pork, and decent Chinese restaurants.
Demographic changes and population growth in Calgary do not necessarily correlate with better cuisine. If you stick with Albertan prime beef, you can't go wrong.
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:56 PM
 
Location: IAH
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Both, it's winter, and it's not done yet.

I miss certain things about yyc. The mountains, wing nights, geographical relief beyond a freeway overpass, ginger beef, a hockey culture and good chinese food in general.

However I don't miss spending 300% more on housing, 40% more on taxes and cost of living. I sure don't miss snow, -40, having to warm up your car, wearing a coat, outrageous airfare everywhere and horrifically poor traffic planning and traffic. I also love having it green 52 weeks a year, being able to ride my motorcycle/sit on a patio/golf at will, and having awesome mexican/tex mex.

I'm happy to be from Calgary, but happier being IN Houston.
You're right. The cold doesn't bother me but YYC is too expensive compared to Texas. I agree about the cuisine too.

I still follow the WHL.
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Love these shots of Calgary. And glad to hear you're enjoying Texas. But I don't get the comment about Chinese food. There's phenomenal Chinese and Asian food in Houston. New Chinatown, out in western Houston, is block after block of Asian food. If it's better in Calgary, I'll definitely have to book a flight asap!
It's a different standard. While there are good spots in Chinatown, etc. you have to search them out. In Calgary you have to work hard to find a bad one, and there are lots that are exceptional. It's sort of like BBQ and TexMex here. It's easy to find good to great bbq, as everyone has super high standards. Same goes for Asian in Canada. Calgary and Vancouver especially.
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