When she arrived, she looked a bit lost. She was young, attractive and a little bit scared, it seemed. It turns out that this young (very young) Southern Belle had arrived after a long, gruelling bus ride non-stop from Alabama. It turned out that this wasn’t just her first trip out of her country; but, I think it was her first trip out of her state! I bet anything it was her first trip north of the Mason-Dixon Line.
It took a few days, but eventually she settled in and made some friends and was having a pretty good time before it was time to leave after only about a week in Toronto. I don’t really recall that anyone went out f their way to make her feel welcome; nonetheless, it seems to be what happens here. Of all the hostels in Toronto, I think it is the Canadiana where this happens most often; but perhaps that’s a judgement best left to others.