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Falling for it

This weekend Charlene and I went to Niagra Falls for a weekend away. We stayed at the lovely Fallsview Mariot hotel, which is just a short hop away from the Fallsview casino (the site of some spectacular losses by yours truly this time).

We went over to Buffalo for some Olive Garden deliciousness, and a little shopping at Le Target, where I picked up City of Heroes for $10.00! We also snagged a bunch of American snacks at the Topps Friendly Market…yummy!

The hotel in Niagra Falls was pretty great, with a spectacular view of the falls. We had a gorgeous few days too with absolutely perfect weather.

Char and I fared not too well in the casino. The craps limits were only $15.00, and we eventually found a $10.00 table, but I blew through a hundred bucks in very short time with my numbers only coming in rarely. Char lost her stake on slots just as quickly as I did, luck just wasn't on our side I guess.

The only odd thing was that everything in Niagra Falls has become spectacularly overpriced. Room service is $20.00 for cereal (we chose not to partake), a coke is $3.00, and food at any of the area restaurants is available in either US or Canadian prices, with the US prices being what you'd pay on average in the rest of the province in Canadian dollars, and the Canadian price being about 35% higher. It's strange to feel like a visitor in your own country.

By Brian Garside

Brian is a digital experience expert, and part time internet superhero. He focuses on digital first design, digital strategies, content management, website usability, and user experience. He was part of the team behind BalanceDo, the co-founder of All New Comics, and the chief strategist at NorthIQ.

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When are you going to learn not to gamble in Canada? Gambling is only good in the US. If only you could find a good American casino in the next week. If only…

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