Hello hello! Here comes the first post of my travelogue! *clap clap*
We took a midnight flight on 5th Nov to Dubai and then waited 5 hours at the airport to transit to Toronto =_= It is a 7 hours flight from KLIA to Dubai and 13 hours from Dubai to Toronto. So you can imagine how tired and boring I was upon reaching Toronto. I think you know that Canada is 13 hours behind Malaysia. For the first time in my record, jetlag was quite terrible for me :(
Anyway, it was near evening when we reached Toronto, we checked in straight to the hotel after dinner.
We spent 3 nights at Toronto and one of the attraction is of course the spectacular Niagara Falls (尼亚加拉大瀑布).
This is the awesome night view of the falls from the hotel room. We stayed at Sheraton on the Falls and this hotel is located at such a strategic location!
This is the morning view of the falls. Can you tell it was cold there? It was about 2°C near the falls.
This photo is taken at the balcony of the hotel's restaurant, strong wind was blowing so pardon for the messy hair :P
You can see Skylon Tower and other buildings behind us...
Nearby the hotel is a huge themepark with the nice wheels, I will blog about the themepark in another post
On the next day, after a nice sleep and everyone were recharged, we started our tour by visiting the falls.
Marriot hotel is on the left and Sheraton on the Falls is on the right, I'm sure these hotels are fully booked every year as they are too close to the falls! By the way, Coach Canada is the tourist bus we took throughout the whole trip at Toronto.
Rainbow can be easily spotted near the falls! Nice~
On my left is the Niagara Falls itself. Don't trust the sun, it's deceiving. It was so cold near the falls! Especially when the wind blows!
Upclose and personal with the falls, really very beautiful! The falls is 167ft in height.
Niagara Falls is divided into 3 waterfalls. The 2 main falls, one is Horseshoe Falls which is located on the Canadian side and another is the American Falls which lie on the American side. And the smallest falls is called Bridal Veil Falls, which also belongs to the American. Interesting!
When the wind blows, it brings the mist towards us and it feels like raining. It CAN wet your whole body so it's crucial to have a jacket or poncho on.
On that same morning in the coach, the tour guide shared with us that there were people perfoming jumps at the Falls years ago. Interestingly, the first person who jumped from the falls is actually a LADY! And she was 63-years-old then! It was in 1901 when Annie Edson Taylor went over the falls in a barrel.
And even more interesting is that she SURVIVED! *hats off*
The thick mist covered the falls so the main focus of this photo is of course us la! *blek*
After some photo taking session, the coach brought us to another side of the falls before we went on a helicopter ride! I shall blog about it in another separate post, too.
Water from the Niagara Falls flows to the river behind me here
This is a farther point from the falls but also a great spot to take photos
I shall end this post with another photo of us ;) Looks like hubby is wearing a ring on his head, haha!
Thank you for reading and do stay tuned for more of my travelogue!