The amazing Niagara Falls – first contact

Elsa and I have several bucket list items in common and one of them is to see, feel and admire the great Niagara Falls and we are lucky enough to cross it from the bucket lists. I wanted to feel it in a different way, I would love to swim near the falls but at Niagara Falls that is not possible, maybe one day someone remembers to build a pool area at the falls. ūüėČ

When we arrived USA Niagara Falls train station it was already dark; we took a taxi to the Rainbow Bridge and walked to the falls from there (10 min slow walk). We started hearing the sound of the falls and see the lights from the Canada side, a city full of lights not only from the buildings and streets but also from all the entertainment they have created around tourism.

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After a while the amount of people at the handrails near the edge of the Niagara river blocked the view of the falls but we could hear and feel the energy of the falls, great sound, a gap has opened and there they were, the Niagara river in more than 50m free fall (between 110,000 m3 and 168,000 m3 of water, depending on the flow). For more info check Wikipedia.

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We arrived in the last night of the year when there were fireworks so we admired them from the US side, that has the best view for the fireworks. The end of the fireworks marked the time for our walk from USA to Canada via Rainbow bridge, and then to our motel for a well deserved night of sleep.

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Bandeira Portuguesa

A Elsa e eu temos v√°rias experiencias em comum nas nossas “bucket list” sendo uma delas ver, sentir e admirar as cataratas do Niagara, e n√≥s temos a sorte de cortar esse ponto das nossas listas. Eu queria sentir as cataratas de uma forma diferente, queria nadar perto das cataratas mas infelizmente n√£o √© poss√≠vel faz√™-lo nestas. Talvez um dia algu√©m se lembre de construir uma piscina na √°rea das cataratas. ūüėČ

Quando cheg√°mos √† esta√ß√£o dos comboios da cidade Niagara Falls do lado dos Estados Unidos j√° era de noite; apanh√°mos um taxi at√© √† ponte do arco-√≠ris (“Rainbow Bridge”) e and√°mos at√© √†s cataratas (cerca de 10min). Come√ß√°mos por ouvir o som das cataratas e ver as luzes da cidade do lado do Canad√°, uma cidade cheia de luzes n√£o s√≥ dos edif√≠cios, mas tamb√©m do entertenimento criado para atrair o turismo.

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Passado mais algum tempo a quantidade de pessoas encostadas aos corrim√Ķes perto da margem do rio Niagara bloqueava a vista para as cataratas mas pod√≠amos ouvir e sentir a energia das cataratas, um som maravilhoso. Abriu uma brecha e l√° estava, o rio a cair mais de 50m em queda livre (entre 110,000 m3¬†e 168,000¬†m3¬†de √°gua, dependendo do fluxo). Para mais informa√ß√£o ver¬†Wikipedia.

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N√≥s cheg√°mos na √ļltima noite do ano que tem fogo de artif√≠cio nas cataratas e por isso esper√°mos para ver do lado dos Estados Unidos, pois tinha a melhor vista. No final do fogo de artif√≠cio ¬†come√ß√°mos a caminhar em direc√ß√°o ao Canad√° pela ponte do arco-√≠ris (“Rainbow bridge”), e depois para o nosso motel para uma noite de descanso bem merecida.

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