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We then went onto Buffalo and Niagra
Next stop was Buffalo.  We got here via an 8 hour Greyhound Bus, which was painfully uncomfortable.  Again, we stopped in a HI hostel, which was incredibly friendly and the staff were really nice and helpful.  The lady at the desk told us how exactly to get to Niagara and back, which was really useful.  Niagara Falls are about 15 miles from Buffalo, and so it was a good stop off point for us.

Niagara Falls are amazing, and I recommend to everyone to go and see it.  This has good shout of being my favorite day in the States.  There's a sign that read "It's lucky you're speachless because no-one would hear you through the roar".  I think that's quite fitting!

You can buy some kind of event pass for the day, which gives you access to 6 things - The Maid of the Mist, a walk to the viewing tower, The Cave of the Winds, the bus around the national park, the aquarium, and something else which was obviously irrelevant to me as I can't remember it.
Niagra Falls.
  It's cheaper to buy one of the passes than paying idividually for the Cave of the Winds and the Maid of the Mist, which are the main park events.

The Maid of the Mist is a boat trip into the Horseshoe fall, and you, quite literally, can't see a metre in front of you.  You get absolutely drenched, but a poncho looks after your clothes.  You also get a great view of the American Fall and the Bridal Veil Fall.

The Cave of the Winds is a walk to the splash pool of the Bridal Veil Fall.  Again, you get given a much needed poncho to keep your clothes dry.  This is certainly worth the money.

We finished our day by having a lovely meal and bottle of wine at a very nice, but expensive, restaurant on the Canadian side, overlooking the Horseshoe Fall.  We were still wearing our free Cave of the Winds flip flops, and looked a bit of state! It was perfect finish to a great day.
esterrene says:
I have never seen the Falls.. I will have to check them out sometime.. good review!
Posted on: Jan 19, 2008
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We then went onto Buffalo and Niag…
We then went onto Buffalo and Nia…
Niagra Falls.
Niagra Falls.
This has a shout for being my favo…
This has a shout for being my fav…
The Maid of the Mist is brilliant,…
The Maid of the Mist is brilliant…
The America - Canada border
The America - Canada border
The Bridal Vue Fall - Cave of the …
The Bridal Vue Fall - Cave of the…
Walking up to the Bridal Vue Fall.…
Walking up to the Bridal Vue Fall…
Bridal Vue Fall
Bridal Vue Fall
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