Day 057 – 1000 Islands and Toronto

_Captain’s Log, StarDate 2007.09.01-00.55_

We started very early and nearly missed the tour bus because the taxi showed up late. Our first stop was 1000 Islands near Kingston, Ontario. It is a chain of 1,865 islands divided between the US and Canada and home to some of the most fantastic houses I have ever seen. After the boat cruise which lasted a little over an hour, we had lunch in Kingston at a Bangladeshi restaurant. In the evening, we reached Toronto and visited the Town Hall, the Parliament and then the famous CN Tower, at 553.33 metres the world’s tallest free-standing structure.

After a short shopping spree at Chinatown, we headed back to our hotel and watched an old black-and-white western on TV (most likely “Return of the Badmen (1948)”). That was without doubt one of the high points of my trip… it’s been ages since I’ve seen a black-and-white movie, and this was probably the first western I’ve ever seen.

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