Welcome to my Kill to Get Crimson 2008 tour blog!

My name is Isaac, 30 years old from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. I have set this blog up for the purpose of documenting the journey I am taking following Mark Knopfler’s Kill to Get Crimson tour in North America, in the summer of 2008.

The North American leg of the tour, as well as my journey, begins June 24th in Morrison, Colorado and ends on July 31st in Miami Beach, Florida.

Even though I intend to write on a daily basis, publishing the stories onto the server would be tricky. After all, we’re talking about vast distances which will be primarily crossed by driving, and there is no way for me to predict the availability of Internet connection throughout the way.

So… make yourself at home and feel free to drop a comment.



Saturday, July 05, 2008

“Same Sun” in Kelowna

One of the purposes of my blog is to be useful. So, I thought, if any of you happens to stay in Kelowna’s “Same Sun” hostel, perhaps you could use this post to better prepare for your stay.

The private rooms of “Same Sun” offer important facilities, which is good because it means you have to bring less things with you. Following is a comprehensive, detailed list of items you get in a private room ($75/night) with a shared bathroom:

  1. Bed.
  2. Trash can.

Now, I have to mention that, at some level, I feel bad with myself. I don’t like asking for things, and I feel embarrassed when people go out of their way to make me feel better. I feel bad for not calling the hostel ahead of time to let them know that I travel light, and really, I don’t need any special features in my room. They could have spared the trash can—I eat outside and really have nothing to throw away.



randy said...

Sparse accommodations?? (A shower is always a nice added touch.)

Good thing it was a one night stand!!

Again ... I am enjoying your trip and experience through the blog ... it helps me to relive my Portland thrill.


Anonymous said...

I wouldn't say "Sparse accomodations"... "Sparse money" is more like it. :-) Staying in Kelowna is very expensive this time of the year.

Happy you like the blog, keep watching it!