As you probably already know : I travel ALOT!
I just got off a plane from Vancouver (FYI Van City is ALWAYS rated in Macleans Magazine as one of the top 5 cities in the WORLD) and I am blessed to say I live in this paradise of a city...but my destination on this trip took me to one of North Americas 'worst' cities...drum roll please....Winnipeg, or more correctly called "Winterpeg".
Currently every hair on my body is standing on stilts do to the -30 degrees celcius tempreture and I am sitting inside, drinking tea...by a fire place....and wearing 3 layers...and I am still freezing!
This article is not about climate, its about culture & mindset of the people who CHOOSE to live in each of these VERY different and diverse cities.
Its a bitter sweet symphony every time I come back to this 'city' or small town of small people...
I call it and them 'small' because no one really wants to leave or live in Winnipeg...the just end up here. Like really, who would conciously CHOOSE to live in a climate that is -30 for about 8.5 months of the year then in the 3.5 months of 'summer' they are surrounded by misquitoes and unbearable humididty?
So you see, people just end up here & exist.
The only reason I am hear is because for some reason my sons mother has chosen to 'exist' here.
I have observed that people do not actually live and thrive in Winnipeg...they get by and survive..always waiting for summer..then complaining about the heat and mosquitoes and then complaining about the cold...heres a tip:
It is absolutely SHOCKING the difference in consciousness between people in Van and the Peg.
Poverty Consciousness is EVERYWERE in Winnipeg, it has the highest murder rate in Canada, the coldest temperature in North America and a economy were every second building is our of business...
On the conterary, in Vancouver Prosperity & Abundance everywhere. The city of glass as I call it, beautiful new condos strech accross the skyline over the ocean and under the mountians...a perfect scene. It NEVER goes below 0 degrees and is the only city in Canada that has a beautiful beach downtown.
Like I said: A West Coast Paradise.
A 2.5 h flight takes you from the worst city in Canada to not only the best in Canada
but what is said to be the top city in the world...(maybe behind Sydney or Hawaii)
I have been here for only a few hours, and I am already looking forward to getting back to the forward thinking, fun, beautiful, modern, warm, mountinous, oceanous (now I am making up words I am so excited to get home) hip citiy that is litteraly BURSTING with opportunities!
Instead, all I see here right now in Winterpeg is people just trying to survive the witner, barried in jackets, gloves and hats as the wind rips across the plain praries.
Walking around downtown Winnipeg is somewhat simular as walking around a morge or a grave yard...the walking dead...infested and populated with the rejects of society. A sad sight to see. I was talking to a good friend of mine and he summed it up like this, if you look at the map of north america, and thought of it as a giant ass...whats in the middle of it?
Signing off from the Gordon Downtowner : AKA the dark hole of this continent.