Trip Start Jul 13, 2009
42Trip End Oct 07, 2009
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Hostelling International- Niagara Falls
The next day we got up and walked down to the falls. Our first impression was that Niagara Falls was a bit of a ghost town when walking up from the hostel, it definitely got busier when we got closer to the falls. We took a tour for $59 each as we only had one day to see the sights. We went to Cave of the Winds which was beautiful and you definitely need a nice yellow poncho when you got to the Hurricane Deck. Some people still got soaked as the wind lifted up their ponchos. After leaving there it started to rain and we had thrown our ponchos in the recycling container
After the tour we headed to the supermarket and found the bus station to work out how to get to Buffalo Airport (taxis/shuttles cost about $65/$70). We found a few options but the lady that runs the hostel suggested the 210 express bus for $2.35 each :-) We had a relaxed night as it was raining again. Our general impression of Niagara wasn't that great to be honest and for the 10 hour bus trip from New York we could have cut it out and not really missed it. Staying in hostels or poorer accommodation just doesn't help with the overall impression too. Maybe if we had stayed more down town and hadn't ventured back and seen how run down parts of the town are we would have left with a different opinion. The Canadian side looked much better but we can't vouch for that.