The Eagle Has Landed

Helene and I have arrived safe and sound in Edmonton, where we’re now busy getting settled in.

Our cat, Xishi, had the toughest week of all of us, given that she spent a whole day terrified as movers took away all the furniture, then had to share my parents’ apartment with two cats. And if it weren’t enough, she had to go through a Montreal-Edmonton flight, where she spent six hours in the cargo hold, at a temperature around 9C.

So I felt pretty terrible when I picked her up, but as soon as we put down her cage in our new (temporary) appartment, she got busy exploring the place like nothing happened. I think she’s the most hardcore traveller of the three of us; she did the same thing after an exhausting trip from Shanghai to Montreal.

So anyway, Edmonton, here we are! It’s time to see what we can make of this city. I start at BioWare next Monday, and the time in-between will be dedicated to trying to make ourselves at home here.

A HUGE thanks to my buddy Chris, who welcomed me here with open arms, and had a killer recommendation for late-night pizza!

About Daniel Roy

Daniel is a writer, backpack foodie, slow traveler, and endurance runner. He is the author of the upcoming book, "The Way of Slow Travel: A Hands-On Guide to the Best Travel of Your Life."

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