Going to Canada!

Just announcing that I will be on an extended visit to Canada this summer on a student work visa. Not quite sure of the details yet but I am sure that my set up on this website is going to reap rewards for me while I am over there (Basically I can update the website remotely).

More details soon!

Anthony 🙂

Going to Canada!

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On the 2nd June 2005 I am flying out to Toronto in Canada on a three month student work visa. Basically I am using the three months between the end of one year of my studies and the start of my next year of studies to do this. Basically instead of staying at home working on a summer job in Manchester I will be working in Toronto instead. I also plan do to some traveling around the local region, probably towards the end of my stay.

This is quite an undertaking for me as I have never been so far (physically) from family and friends for such an extended time before now. I am quite sure that I will be able to rise to the challenge and have a worthwhile summer this year.

This website will act as my journal during my time in Canada, and I will update once or so a week on my going on’s.

Anthony 🙂

Arrival

Finally laying down in a bed and I am exhausted. Getting out of Peason International Airport was relatively easy: Walked off plane, floor moves to immigration control. Then to the immigration office for registration. Officer who dealt with me joked about Wigan as he had a girlfriend from Bolton once. Mentioned Wigan Athletic getting promoted to the premership, which surprised him. Went to the luggage carousel to be surprised that the luggage was already waiting in rows at the side. This was really quick compared to my previous airport experiences. Just picked up my backpack, went to front of airport and caught Taxi.

Taxi seemed to take for ever, as the flight had departed late from Manchester, I had arrived in the middle of the afternoon rush hour. Towards the end of the Taxi journey I got the impression that we were lost. The lake front looks very impressive, as does the CN tower. Taxi cost $50 in the end which was expensive but by this point all I wanted was to go to and get some sleep. I met a porter at the building at which I am staying, and after he nearly broke his fingernails getting a key of a key ring for me he showed me my room. I wanted a cold drink and discovered a vending machine in the basement after a search through a seemingly never-ending maze of basement corridors. Found some public internet computers and a pay-phone: called home. Got some crisps and a coke and wrote this down on paper. Now I’m really ready for some sleep!

Anthony 🙂
The time in this post is incorrect as I typed this in from paper a few weeks after the shown date.

P.S. I am posting from Toronto, Canada and the current time is minus 4 hours to the time on these posts.

Arrived in Canada

Arrived in Canada OK this evening. 7.30pm local time.

P.S. I am posting from Toronto, Canada and the current time is minus 4 hours to the time on these posts.

Summary of first night.

Hi

Just had a good nights sleep and up at 7.30 am for a
cooked breakfast which was very good. I’m taking
things slow at the moment as I am going to give myself
time to adjust to the climate. Its warm but its very
muggey all the time. Cooled down over night but its
already muggey now.

The waiting at the airpoort yesterday was annoying,
mainly due to the lack of information. The flight was
delayed by about four and a half hours. After arriving
by a on-time train from Southport, this was a
annoying, The flight itself was supurb and I cannot
fault the service – once we were in the air that is. 2
meals, 4 cups of tea, 2 glasses of wine, 2 films and a
documentery about Canada. Lets just say that there
where long queues for the toilets. Had no trouble at
the airport, turns out the official I had to speak to
lived in Bolton for many years, but had no idea about
Wigan Athletic existing or it’s premership promotion.

Arrived at accomodation at about 6.30pm I think. Can’t
remember so well as was very tired. Accomodation is
good, got the basics, but it’s very big : about the
size of your living room and kitchen added together!
Just got nothing to fill it with!

Well I’m going to return to my room now and do a bit
of exploring after rush hour.

P.S. I am posting from Toronto, Canada and the current time is minus 4 hours to the time on these posts.