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TravelPod Member ReviewsHostel Buffalo-Niagara
Excellent, clean well placed hostel. The staff are excellent and they like to show it off (loads of hostelbookers certificates). Recommended.
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Our last day in Chicago involved lots of waiting around and travel maintenance (booking flights etc). The most noticeable thing was the weather, changing from 12-15 degrees the last few days to over 30 (& feeling hotter!).
At half 7 we headed out to get our first overnight train of the trip, a 12 hour journey from Chicago to Buffalo. …
... to do it.
We drove up Seneca lake, through Geneva and on to Buffalo. We stayed at the Clarion Airport Inn in Buffalo, which was the worst place we've ever stayed in. The Internet access was so weak that we couldn't maintain a signal, the plumbing didn't work very well and the windows were filthy, but the bed was good, and that's what counts.
We walked down to a nice place called Protocol, and had a great dinner.
So I jumped on the bus from the Hostel and we drove to what should be one of the natural wonders of the world and arrived in 'Las Vegas on water'. I was astonished, although the falls are beautiful and powerful, just how much the American commercialism has taken over and destroyed it in many ways. The city is built right up to the walking path with big ugly casinos and park rides, and even the flow of the water is mechanically controlled so it ...
... that it feels more like Disneyland. And the number of high rise hotels lining the Canadian side is just depressing. Not what I remembered from my first visit 25 years ago. But most importantly, the access to the bottom of the falls is very limited, so you don't get the full feeling of the power involved. We didn't do the Maid of the Mists boat, which would have provided some of that, but it didn't seem worth ...
... grocery for the trip and to see the CN tower. Richard was still sleeping, so I did not want to wake him up and walked away in silence. I left him a message that I would be back at the same place, but he did not wait there. What a pity, I wanted to say goodbye to him and to thank for everything. I would say that if I had not met him, I would have considered those 5 days as a completely wasted time.
The CN tower is the second highest ...