I’m finally back! And it’s been an interesting month. Moving is always trying. Not only did we have to organise boxes, suitcases, and animals, but also: furnishing the new apartment, discovering where to buy nutritious food, getting to know the area, and so much more!
Here is a little about our trip in a nutshell:
- I got a gum infection 2 days before leaving France, and on the weekend, no less, so I couldn’t find a doctor or dentist for help! I spent the airplane ride in pain as well as subsequent days and nights, until I found a lovely dentist in Montréal who treated it and gave me painkillers!
- We spent 5 hours waiting for my husband’s work permit to be delivered by the authorities. I did manage, however, to get permission to find our 3 pets (who were carelessly left on the side in the baggage claim area, without food or water or care!). Poor things, they were covered in pee, scared to death, and thirsty!
- Our little boy (5) was so stressed about not seeing daddy that he wouldn’t let me take my eyes off of the escalator while he tried to rest on the hard bench, covered with my big scarf.
- We arrived so late that I told my friend to just go home with our stuff, which meant that we slept on an improvised bed of clothes and towels in our totally empty apartment!
- The following day was dedicated to me finding dental care and my husband and son buying us inflatable mattresses and all the basics!
Although it wasn’t the ideal way to travel, I’m always inclined to try to look on the bright side. Our kid took the plane ride pretty well, my husband got his work permit without any issues, the pets arrived safely, I was able to get the medical attention I needed… So even though I’d rather not repeat the fiasco, it’s all good!
Do you have any wild travel stories to tell us about? Why not practice your English skills by posting your own story, however simple! I’ll correct it for you and send you my feedback within a week. 🙂 Too shy to make it public? Send it by email!
moving (to move) – déménager
trying (something is trying, as in, difficult) – éprouvant
furnishing – ameublement
nutritious – sain
getting to know (get to know) – apprendre à connaître
gum (body part) – la gencive
the airplane ride – trajet en avion
subsequent – suivant
treated – traité (une maladie)
painkiller(s) – antidouleur
delivered (given) – donné
to get permission – avoir la permission
carelessly – de manière négligente
on the side – sur le coté
baggage claim area – retrait des bagages (à l’aéroport)
scared – effrayé
thirsty – avoir soif
take my eyes off – quitter des yeux
scarf – écharpe
improvised – improvisé
clothes – vêtements
towel(s) – serviette éponge
suffice it to say – je me contenterai de dire que
quite – assez (assez cher; assez froid; assez bon, etc.)
although – même si
inclined – avoir tendance à faire (qqch)
look on the bright side – voir le bon coté des choses
issues – problèmes
safely – en sécurité
able – capable
get – obtenir
however simply – aussi simple que ce soit
feedback – remarques
within – dans
shy – timide