LANDLUBBER NOVEMBER, 2000

 

TWO WEEKS IN NON-ANGLOPHONIC CANADA
(1999-07-09)

19990709T0526

Woke up at T0500.

Premier train 5h42, eh.

Walked to the Vendôme station T0522; the billetier let me in without a ticket.

But I still gotta wait for the first train.

I better make it on time for the plane.

Got to Bonaventure T0549.

Ran to the Aérogare Centre-Ville; found out that the bus leaves c. T0610 and arrives at Dorval c. T0630.

T0652 Now in the airplane.

T0658 Cabin door closed. Thank the LORD; I made it.

I checked in around T0635. They told me that I was late for the flight (I remembered that Celtic-looking lady!) but still issued a manual boarding pass. I then had to go through the U.S. Immigration and Customs. The immigration asked my newest passport, my visa, my I-20 and my I-94. He moved my old I-94 which I did not have to surrender neither upon leaving the States nor upon entering Canada. T0704

At the gate, they took away my manual boarding pass and gave me a printed pass, along with that for the Newark/San Diego flight. T0706 aboard Continental 1055, from Montréal to Newark.

ticket folder          500    CAD
3 dimes                  0.3  CAD
1 nickel                 0.05 CAD
4 pennies                0.04 CAD
2 dollars × 2            4    CAD
1 × 20 CAD              20    CAD
2 × 10 CAD              10    CAD
---------------------------------
                       544.39 CAD

544.39 CAD × 10 USD / 14 CAD 
approximately = 388.8 USD

      388.8
     ------
14 ) 5443.9
     42
     ---
     124
     112
     ---
      123
      112
      ---
       11.9
T0742

T0911-0400
T0611-0700
On board Continental 1055. No time to exchange currency at Newark.

Money situation: (Thhmm-0400)
0705T0819 approximately 710.00 CAD
0706T2342               623.16 CAD
0709T0914               544.39 CAD

T1225 Eating again at the Yoshinoya in downtown San Diego.

What did I bring back from this trip? Arctic tan, a bunch of French words, and a few Canadian coins that I wasn't able to sell to the Mutual Life of Omaha counter at Terminal 1, San Diego Airport?

I have this weird feeling of never having left home, but also that of never actually returning home. I am still a sojourner. T1230

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