From Stuff (New Zealand):
With all the rules in life – chew with your mouth closed, don’t talk to strangers, look both ways before you cross the street – there’s another that should probably be added to the list: don’t propose to your girlfriend while 170 million litres of water a minute is hurtling over a 52m precipice next to you.
I can see why the young German backpacker thought it might be a good idea: get down on bended knee as the catamaran approaches Niagara’s Horseshoe Falls and his beloved will be so overawed by the majesty of the spectacle, she’ll have to say yes.
But when you get this close to one of the seven natural wonders of the world, it’s a little like being in the spin cycle of a washing machine.
A recent CNN iReport was about Niagara Falls (including a few pictures):
There are two cities in the world that bear the name Niagara Falls. The first city is Niagara Falls, New York, which is a part of the Buffalo, NY Metropolitan Area. On the other side (to the northwest) of the Niagara River, lies Niagara Falls, Ontario in Canada. Both of these cities have charming attractions that tourists will love, but the primary attraction of the region are the Niagara Falls themselves.
The London Free Press had a special advertising section on Saturday that explored summer travel options. There was, of course, some information on Niagara Falls. Their web site has a very cool Flash-based reader where you can view the section.
Drench your senses with the breathtaking majesty of Niagara Falls as you see the mighty torrent, hear the thunderous roar and feel the misty spray from this natural world wonder.