“Martin (a.k.a. Marto) was an early member of the “Irish Coup” of late 2009. (That’s when the Irish began arriving in droves and became virtually 1/3 of the hostels capacity.)
He’s a plumber from Eire and skills made him an invaluable member of the hostels maintenance crew. But after several months here, he left with fellow tradesman/plumber Domo to check out employment opportunities in Western Canada.
That was just before last winter’s Olympic Games. They found work at the Olympic Games however, jobs for tradesmen seem to have dried up out west.
Domo is still slogging away in Vancouver and Marto decided to take a tour of the U.S.A. When he found himself in New York City (a mere 500 miles down the road from Toronto) he decided to call “home” for a week.
Marto left for South America (via New York and Miami) but he promises to return and see us next summer or next spring.
This boy is always running away from home!