It was a grey and rainy morning in Toronto so we were very thankful to Boris (landlord’s son) for driving us into the Toronto bus station for our five hour journey to Ottawa. Not much to note about the bus trip so shall skip straight to our arrival.
We arrived safely in Ottawa around 2:30pm, a little nervous however as neither of us had bothered to check how to get from the bus terminal to the hostel. No need to worry as a fellow traveller overheard our predicament and helped us find our way.
The hostel is the Old Carelton County Jail, operating from 1862 to 1972 and was the site of Canada’s last public hanging. The jail was closed as it’s conditions were deemed inhumane for Canada’s worst crimials, despite this it is considered fit for budget minded foreigners.
With the day dwindling away we took a stroll around Ottawa to familarise ourselves and stopped at the Byward Market for a COffee and a Beavertail (a deepfried pastry shaped like a beaver’s tail covered in cinnamon and sugar – mmm yum).
Off to bed early though as we have a big day tomorrow exploring Parliament Hill, the National gallery amoung other things.
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