the first leg of our trip has finally ended and we have reached montreal safe and sound - it has been quite eventful though, personally my trip from kuwait to beirut saw some awesome discoveries - imagine that after a last-minute upgrade to business class, i find myself sitting next to someone i know, but minutes later i discover that he was living in montreal back in 93 when i was there, and not far from my place - he was in my bother's university and the big chock came when i discovered that he was at school with me in beirut when we were young, and in the same class!
beirut-paris was flawless, until we landed in charles de gaulle airport - the plane stopped and we were ordered to sit put for 20 minutes until the plane is taxied! never been in this situation before, quite frustrating.. once the 20 were over, we stood for another 10 waiting for the door to open! i hate that, especially after a long flight - the cream on top was an hour and a half delay on top of the 5 hours wait at charles de gaulle.. the trip to montreal started on a bad note!
we finally boarded around 7:30 to the new-found land and some how the 6 hours 45 minutes trip felt like ages - i am not sure why it used to feel shorter, maybe because the last time i visited canada was 15 years ago, i was much younger then..
overall, the trip was looooooooooooong! and to add insult to injury we were imposed a thorough check-up at montreal's airport which further delayed our arrival to the hotel.
it was no surprise to discover that our limo driver was lebanese, however he comes from the same area we live at in beirut and he also lived in kuwait for quite some time too! what are the odds??!!
we're finally at our hotel, trying to adjust to the new timing - i wonder what the coming days are hiding...