Snowing in Niagara

Trip Start Jun 07, 2010
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Trip End May 11, 2011


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Ramada Hotel

Flag of United States  , New York
Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spending a little time away from the city has taken us to within inches of the Canadian border to a town called Niagara Falls, famous for, bizarrely enough Niagara Falls.

Travelling upstate and away from the coast you could quite literally feels the degrees in temperature dropping before eventually dipping below zero! 

Accompanying these 'arctic conditions' was also an increasingly thicker layer of snow on the fields that we passed en route. It may have been painfully cold but it was also like looking out of the window at a postcard of how you might imagine this area to look like.

Niagara Falls was pretty spectacular to see and we can now add this to our collection of mighty waterfalls alongside Victoria Falls... had we'd known this was going to become a hobby of ours, we might have made more of an effort to get to see Iguazu Falls when in Argentina to complete the trio!

At this time of year it's too cold for the Maid of the Midst to operate so any close encounters had to be scribbled off the list leaving just a sideline view as the result of the eight hour journey to get there. But this was enough to take it all in.

Apparently Canada has the better view but unfortunately we didn't have time to see this for ourselves but judging by all the Casino's and high rise hotels they have next to the river, it would seem obvious they do... America, surprisingly, hasn't spoiled their side with all the commercialism that our views were blessed with.

Instead, we rather tastefully wandered through a snow covered park as the waterfall was lit up at night.

In truth, Niagara wasn't a patch on Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe but on it's own was definitely worth the visit and the journey, albeit long, provided a welcome change from skyscraper after skyscraper.
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