Flying? surely thats cheating...?

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Thursday, October 14, 2004

By the time you read this you would know that Bush won again and probably glad that all the media coverage is over? Well if you think it was bad in England spare a thought for us in America. The two parties pr and marketing people are so good that we even got hooked onto the election bandwagon! We had badges and banners and it even got so bad that when we got invited back to 2 Aussie girls room for a nightcap, we spent an hour transfixed on their television watching the 3rd live debate, why they sat their looking bored. We actually excused ourselves when we realised how boring we must be and moved into the tv room. Now that was a missed opportunity! That wasn't all though. We were actually interviewed by a tv crew in New York about our views about the whole election issue. They didn't seem to mind that we were English and couldn't actually vote though?! For the record we were Bush fans - well Kerry had this stupid no sex till marriage clause - i'm sure thats what lost it for him! Maybe if Tony and whoever the leader of the Conservatives is made English politics interesting by battling it out, they might actually get English people voting?

Anyway thats my politics over with back to travel!

The original plan was to catch the bus back to Seattle and then connect with another train to travel 48 hours to Chicago. Now although the scenery would have been amazing - i very much doubt the 48 hours would have been, so, which some of you might class as cheating, we booked a flight instead! It was only $200 and it would only take 4 hours to get to Toronto saving a day and a half of travelling.

As with most mornings after the night before on vodka, we woke up with the worst hangover yet! But to be fair i'm always hungover on planes so i'm used to it by now! We were flying on an airline called Harmony, a bit like England's Easyjet but with Food and movie included. Dan had the pleasure of sitting next to a shrewd business man that in between chatting up the air hostesses, told him his life story, and that he knew the guy that owned the airline - funny that he wasn't sitting in Business class?! Appaarently the guy who owns the airline got so annoyed with the other airlines, he bought 4 planes himself and set up his own airline - as you do?!

Friday 15th October

We arrived quite late the previous night due to clocks going forward 4 hours, so only did the mandatory getting lost at midnight thing we had got accustomed to! Eventually we found the hostel, hidden down a side street that we had walked past a few times earlier. We were staying in another Hostel INternational just because we were so impressed with Seattle's and Vancouver's. Sadly this wasn't the case in Toronto. Paint was peeling off the walls it was cold and we were sharing a room with what looked like a Cinese tramp?! But for a tenner a night i suppose we cant really expect the Hilton?

We awoke to find Toronto in one of there worst storms they had in a few months. After speaking to the campest gay guy on reception we found out that on our budget and with this weather there wasn't actually much to do in Toronto. The CN tower was probably our best . Great another tall tower! Although to be fair it was the tallest tower in the world so it would be good to go up. So off we went getting soaked in the process.

Now you would think that one of us would have been clever enough to work out that when there is a storm, there are usually clouds involved. So going very high in the sky probably wont be the best thing. Well not us. After paying the mandatory extortionant entrance price and listening to the same rubbish by the lift operator we got to the top - which is when we realised. Yep, we had just paid to look at clouds! You can sort of see what i mean by looking at the photo of my feet. The only fun we had up there was annoying the Japanese. i was standing on a reinforced window, but the Japanese were to scared to stand on it, instead balancing on it metal supports. We took great pleasure jumping on the window and making the Javanese jump off [we got this on video as well - very funny].

We got bored of this after 10 minutes so headed back to ground zero. The lift ride was weird though. We were travelling down at the same speed as rain, so it was like we were racing the rain to the ground, yep we got bored with that after 10 seconds! We trundled back to the hostel disgruntled and wanting to leave Toronto as soon as possible. It was at the hostel we saw a flyer for another hostel in Niagra Falls it was only 2 hours a way on the bus, so with our stay at Toronto cut short we headed for the Greyhound station and got out of Toronto as quickly as we could!

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Ive had a few people moaning about my spelling and grammer (mum) well sorry but i went to a crap comprehensive and dint like English, so you'll have to put up with it for the time being oh and the spell checker is American!

Joke of the Day

Jumping blonde

A blonde, brunette and a redhead run to the top of a burning building. Below, a few firefighters are holding a blanket telling the redhead to jump.

When the redhead jumps the firefighters snatch the blanket away and she hits the concrete.

When the firefighters ask the brunette to jump she jumps and again they pull the blanket away.

When the firefighters ask the blonde to jump she replies, "I don't trust you, so just put the blanket down and back away."
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