Niagara Falls Travel Blog› entry 13 of 25 › view all entries
The journey to the falls starts with a local bus, which is late. After a long long ride through the ghetto we finally arrive...
We took a quick look at the American falls first but you can't really see too much from that side so we paid our 50c and headed over the Rainbow bridge to Canada. By this time we were hungary so went to find somewhere to eat (in hindsight this was not such a good idea to do first).
Our choice of eating would have been the Rainforest Cafe but budget did not permit so we headed to a crappy joint called 'Tim Hortons' (the best of a bad bunch). We sat outside and ate our sandwich surrounded by the hell that was Clifton Hill...it was horrid...like a really tacky themepark or something, flashing lights, music coming from all directions...how could this place be right next to one of the natural wonders of the world?!?
Anyway the Horseshoe falls were spectacular. You could feel the water in the air; from the road on the way in, you can see the water mist spraying up. Once you get right down to the falls it is peaceful and beautiful but the surroundings ultimately did not do it justice really it should be in a National Park or something.