Tarek Chaaban

Tarek Chaaban, M.Sc's official blog. It contains current web project portfolio, posts regarding his Canadian army experience, news, sports articles, and web tutorials on programming and using social networking technologies.

Evacuation By The Canadian Government

After a long trip we are finally in Canada !

we Got Evacuated due to the Israel-Lebanon war , it was a long trip … and now we are in a Hotel paid by The Canadian Government … oops i mean by the Citizen Taxes .

The Departure Occurred on Tuesday 4 am at the BIEL PORT of Lebanon , we had to wait in a long line for 4 hours till they open the doors and Our trip Begun !


Registrations for the family were made and all what we had to do is wait and wait and wait till the boat going to Cyprus arrive , and Finally The Serenade Arrived at 2 pm and here also we had to wait till everyone get on boat (more than 800 persons) and finally at 5-6 pm we were at the large .

The travel took us 8 hours , we arrived to Cyprus at 3:30 am , we didn’t feel the time because we were sleeping most of the time , each family got a room with nice beds and douches .

After this Some problems occurred because of the mess going in Cyprus so much people were there and the Canadians workers were overwhelmed .

Next step was to go to the Olympic stadium in Cyprus and to wait till next air plane going to Canada , we waited for like 6-8 hours and they finally called us to get ready .

They took us to the Air Port of Cyprus and from there we got on the plane , here also it was a big mess because people didn’t sit in the correct place , so basically all what we had to do is find an empty place and just sit , places were very small … and we just had to be patient !

After 10 hours of flight ……….. Guess what ! Welcome to Canadaaaaaaaa !!! yes a non-stop flight from Cyprus to Canada on Air Transat .

When we Arrived to Canada , The Canadian Government workers were very nice with us , they explained all steps that we had to do and they took us to the registration place , we were welcomed by the Red Cross – Operation Lebanon 2006 and from there they took us to Hilton Hotel after filling some papers and explanations … we got transferred to the Sheraton Hotel … a Super nice and deluxe Hotel with Gym and piscines (260 $/ night) and we got 3 meal / days in the Restaurant ,and finally now we are in The Comfort Inn for the Last day …

It’s 5 am now .. I’m awake watching the TV and posting … My time zone still messed up , i wake up @ 2-3 am each day (~ 9-10 am middle east time )

This is all for now … I’ll post more news when i will get some :)

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