When living close to a large body of water, buy an umbrella.

When living close to a large body of water, buy an umbrella.

For most, this is a very basic idea. For me, I totally forgot to bring an umbrella with me. I have been in Toronto now for almost a week. So far I have stayed in a Hostel downtown (more about this later), wandered around the are and absorbed the Queen – King street area. As well have stayed with someone I met on Couchsurfing.org (also more about this later) and saw around the Koreatown area and even some of the places that are featured in Scott Pilgrim vs The World. Pretty cool.

So.. lets take things from the top. I arrived at the airport at around 3:30 in the afternoon. The airport is ok I guess. Remember, this is considering I have only ever been in two airports in my entire life. The airport is crazy busy, and this was my first impression of Toronto. After that and grabbed a cab downtown.

I had a room lined up but there was some complications and so the decision to stay downtown at a Hostel was made. I am happy, and at the same time a little disappointed about this decision. I was pretty positive I was going to get away from the hostel and into my apartment within a couple days which didn’t happen. So the third day or so came around and I decided I needed to find somewhere else. Hostel life, all in all considering the price isn’t that bad. The bed was… kinda comfortable. Kinda. The shower was always hot, and the roommates that I had were nice and we adventured a little bit.

In the end I decided that I needed to find somewhere else. Through the website Couchsurfing.org, I met this guy named Ben who offered me a place to stay. Hes shown me around the area a bit, given me a warm place to sleep and also a warm shower. Boss. The Sushi down here in the Annex/Koreatown is Amazing. So good, and really really good priced. To be honest the food down here and all the shops and whatnot are all really awesome. I found a gamer cafe where the net is like $2.50/hr. Turns out I’m also beginning to learn a bit of Korean thanks to Ben and etc.

Now the search for an apartment begins, and so does the first couple weeks of the new job. Should be fun! Ill keep you up to date.

-Karl