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Back in the USA


From Toronto we had two choices - stay in Canada and visit Montreal or cross back into the States at Buffalo and head towards Boston. It would have been good to see Montreal, but the economics worked against us. The Canadian dollar is particularly strong at the moment and £1 will buy around CA$1.50 compared to US$1.65. So we get fewer dollars for our money and, because the Canadian dollar is usually worth less than the US dollar, everything is more expensive. We've been amazed at how much some essentials cost.

So we sadly bid goodbye to Canada and thank Malcolm, Brenda and Emma for being such great hosts for the last week. We had some time yesterday to plan and book our accommodation for the final two weeks of our trip. Just two weeks! Still, we go out on a high - we still have the sights of Boston, Cape Cod, Washington DC, Philadelphia and New York to look forward to. But our destination today is New York State's capital, Albany.

Posted by shoestring 10:32 Archived in USA Tagged travel bus usa canada buffalo exchange currency coach

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