Watching the Niagara Falls from Canada
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The Canadian side is different. Obviously the falls are on the opposite side in the US, so you get a better view of them when you are on the Canadian side, but I think everybody there takes the boat ride, so that you get the same stuff the American side sees.
The boat is called 'Maid of the Mist', simply because of all the mist you see when you arrive at the horse shoe. Gigantic water masses smash into the river and you can hardly imagine how some people have actually survived the drop. I heard someone on the boat say that you can actually slow down the water fall using some dams on top if there is an emergency, but I hardly believe this.
Another difference from the American side is the Disneyland kind of look of the town. I can't remember having so much tourist stuff on the American side, but there must be:) Who knows.
Anyway, this was a great experience and not expensive at all, for those who are budget travelers. The 'Maid of the Mist' ride only costs $14 (CAN).
We drove back after about 2 hours and that's just about enough time to see everything there, unless you have kids with you and want to see some ghost shows etc...
We took a swim over at Lake Eerie which was more than nice... Just hopping in, cooling down on this extremely hot summer day. I haven't seen any people swimming, and people on the airplane later on asked me if I had any rashes from it. Crazy people, this is a huge lake, and the water was just fantastic.
That sums up the trip. We drove back to the airport and flew back to Germany, where our regular work days continue...
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