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Published: September 23rd 2009
Well on arriving in Toronto it was a beautiful day and our hostel was really nice (more like a small motel more than a hostel) the guy gave us an ensuite room even though we didn't pay for it, not sure if he was trying to get a tip but he didn't get one anyway. So we were really pleased and decided to spend the rest of the afternoon settling in and finally catching up on emails, washing and travel planning etc.
So when we woke the next day to explore the city we were quite excited even thogh the weather had suddenly gone tits up. However after walking and walking (again) and doing more research we have come to the conclusion that Toronto is the most boring city. Maybe we are missing something (answers on a post card) but we have tried many of the regions and decided that the only thing to do here is to ascend the CN tower (which we are doing tmr before we leave as the weather is meant to have improved by then but the latest forecast dosent look that good).
Walking round the town we did think that there were a lot of interesting buildings and sculptures and the place was nice and clean (as recomended by Mick Dundees weird older bro in Niagara). Nath particularly liked one of the main streets which seemed to specialise in "adult entertainment" , fancy dress outlets, and a dozen cheap tat shops!!! Now we know what the locals do when they are bored (which must be most nights!!).
So today (tuesday) we have had a very lazy day and gone to the cinema in an attempt to not spend money on museums etc that we don't really wanna see but would just be filling time. Saw District 9 by the way which was good. The highlight of the day was getting free giant popcorn and drink each included in our ticket - brilliant had we not just bought sweets and drink outside the place like we would at home thinking we would save money - ho hum.
So tmr we leave for Buffalo on a coach and then catch the late train from there to Chicago, getting in the next day at 9am. So another crap nights sleep is ahead but hopefully it will be worth it, surely Chicago must have things to do???
Anyway when your eating you dinner tomorrow night think of us as we will be up the "worlds tallest completed freestanding structure on land" according to wikipedia 😊
bye all, love us xxx
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