Saturday, June 4, 2011

On the lighter side-Travel- Canada-3

Another thing that I noticed is that it is relatively expensive as compared to U.S. There is HST- Harmonized sales tax- which combines the combined Federal and State taxes into one. The whole tax rate in Ontario is 13 percent, which is pretty steep to me. But people still like to live there since all the taxes are spent on them. We in the U.S. are dead set against giving any more taxes let alone a Federal Sales Tax. Anyway I guess once you start getting use to live in one place, you adjust your lifestyle to that place. Since we were attending a conference and Canada looks the pretty much same to me as a typical North American city, we did not venture out except to eat lunch or dinner.

Once we were done with the conference, we decided to leave Canada and start driving towards the U.S. border in the morning, since we wanted to see the Canadian side of the Niagara Falls. Our first stop was the Whirlpool, where a trolley takes you across the Niagara Falls up in the air. It was high up and we did not have the time to stay there all there, so we decided to go to the actual site of the Niagara Falls. Since the weather was really good, on the way to the Falls, we saw a lot of people strolling and enjoying the scenery. Since we were told that the Canadian side is far better than the U.S. side, we decided to venture out on the Canadian side.

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