Canada. The land of ice hockey, moose and... well I'm not too sure.
Canada is extremely similar to the US, except more expensive. A lot more expensive. We crossed the border without problems and went straight to a bar to get some food. As we were in Canada, we ordered a Molson's Canadian to sample the local delicacy (I'm told that it is available in the US too, but cheaper) and celebrate finally getting there.
For the first night we stayed in an extremely overpriced motel and spent the next day sorting out laundry and drying the tent from our last night in Ithaca when we all got soaked in a thunderstorm. It was a bit of a nothing day, we found our campsite, got our food and then headed over to the Falls. By this time it was dark and the Falls were all lit up. It looked pretty spectacular, plus the view from the Canadian side is a whole lot better than that from the US. That night we managed to catch a bit of the Perseid meteor shower and I saw my first two confirmed shooting stars. Previously when I thought I'd seen them they'd been dismissed as fireflies…
Day two in Canada. After making use of the pool at our campsite we finally went to see Niagara Falls in all it's glory. It's impressive, yes. Any different to looking at a postcard? Not really. I mean I guess you don't get a bit damp from all the mist coming off of the Falls from a postcard but I could have lived without that.
Canadian roads and motorways are not made for tourists. Our GPS decided that it wouldn't work in a new country so we were left to fend for ourselves. Resulting in a two-hour journey looking for a campsite that should have been 30 minutes away outside of Toronto.
Toronto is a decent city, we did a whistle-stop tour of it, not wanting to stay in Canada for too long as we were all running out of money. I'm not too sure what the landmarks of Toronto are. We saw the CN Tower, which was shorter than I had expected, and walked around the big square in the middle of it.
Whilst my opinion that Canadians are some of the nicest people in the world hasn't changed, I am much less eager to return. But maybe next time I'll go further north where they have moose (meese?) and it's all pretty and not just an expensive America.