722 17th Ave SW, Calgary, Canada
Rubaiyat Calgary Reviews
A Store, and nothing more Sep 16, 2008
First of all, this 'thing to do' in Calgary is just a store. As I was browsing the 'Things to Do in Calgary,' this store was ranked 4 out of 31 of things to do. I hope informing people of it being just a store will hopefully prevent disappointment by travellers who went out of their way to see this place. So, FYI.
This store basically sells overpriced lifestyle and house decor. IMO, many things an average person does not need, or should buy. Perhaps if you want a wooden statue without travelling, this may be a good place for you, but then again, this site is a TRAVEL-oriented site.
Ranging from African wood carvings to Pachouli lotion, this store sells it. Unfortunately, not much in the store represents Calgarian, or Canadian culture for that matter. For soapstone carvings and other Native American handicrafts, check out other places run by real Natives, who sell the goods sans the extortionate markup.
On a good day, you may have a pleasant experience with friendly staff. On the wrong day, beware the dark cloud of staff arrogance that looms over this establishment.
I do not know how or why this is ranked #4.
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